The following scholarships are decided on the basis of faculty nominations of students followed by a vote by the entire faculty at a regular faculty meeting, normally in March or April. One, or on occasion more, of each award will generally be made each year.

Charles W. Armbruster Scholarship: These scholarships are awarded to outstanding transfer students. The recipients are selected on the basis of need and merit and they must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours.

William and Erma Cooke Scholarships: These scholarships may be given to more than one student and nominees must meet the following criteria: (a) be at least a sophomore as defined by the University (> 30 hours), (b) be enrolled for at least 9 hours, (c) have an outstanding academic record, (d) be a declared Chemistry major, and (e) have a financial need. These are the major departmental scholarships and they were endowed by Dorothy (Cooke) Greco and her husband Alfred Greco in honor of Dorothy's parents William and Erma Cooke. Dorothy graduated in 1971 with a BS in chemistry and Al also in 1971 with a BA in biology.

Lawrence Barton Scholarship: The annual Lawrence Barton scholarship to be awarded to a junior, preferably a first generation college student.

Linda and Michael Finkes Chemistry Scholarship:The recipient must be a junior, senior, or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be enrolled full-time in the particular degree program.

John J. Taylor Scholarship: The recipient must be a high financial need student, full-time, pursuing a chemistry degree and currently enrolled, either of junior or senior status There are two such scholarships made available and endowed from the estate and family of John J. Taylor, BA chemistry 1979. John was a chemist at Mallinckrodt Inc., in St. Louis who studied for many years in the Evening College while working full-time. He was very loyal and generous to the department over many years. There are two scholarships available.

Friends and Alumni Scholarship: There are two such scholarships made avaialbe and endowed from contributions from mostly alumni of the department. the criteria include high financial need, currently enrolled and pursuing a chemistry degree full time.

Monsanto Scholarship in Biochemistry and Biotechnology: This scholarship, endowed by the Monsanto Company, is open to full-time students at the University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Recipients shall be of Sophomore, Junior or Senior status.

Eric G. Brunngraber Undergraduate Research Fellowship: This award is given annually to a chemistry major based on GPA, research interests, financial need, and performance in course work. The recipient is expected to be involved in undergraduate research (chem. 3905) for both semesters of the following year. Eric Brunngraber was a biochemist who was associated with the department between 1976 and his untimely death

Barbara Willis Brown Scholarship for Women in Chemistry: Candidates for this scholarship should be female chemistry majors at least 25 years of age. The award consists of a stipend. The student is encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research (chem 3905), and if so the department will cover the cost for one credit, however research is not a requirement for receipt of this award. Student financial need is a consideration.

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Other Awards

Outstanding Junior Chemistry Major

Sponsored by the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society, decided by a faculty ballot on which all eligible candidates are represented.

Alan F. Berndt Outstanding Senior

Decided by a faculty ballot on which all eligible candidates are represented.

Outstanding Sophomore Chemistry Major

Made by consideration of all eligible candidates by the departmental undergraduate committee and is then approved by the faculty.

Aid to Education awards

Runner-up candidates from the Outstanding Junior Chemistry Major ballots are considered for departmental Aid to Education Awards.

Following awards are made by faculty nomination and approval.

  1. Award for Outstanding Performance in Introductory Chemistry

  2. American Chemical Society Award for Analytical Chemistry

  3. Award for Outstanding Service to the Chemistry Department and Campus Community

  4. Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

Additional discretionary financial awards may be made by the department Chair and require supporting nomination letters.