Getting a college education is not a cheap prospect! Education is expensive but worth it. Financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and campus work assignments is administered at the University by the Office of Financial Aid.
Awards are made on a yearly basis and are dependent upon the availability of funding from specific sources, proven financial need, and the criteria of specific financial aid sources.
The Chemistry Department has a number of scholarships available. The Allen Scattergood Scholarships are awarded for superior academic achievement, requiring a minimum academic cumulative average of 3.5. Other scholarships are available based on financial need and academic record. Information regarding these can be obtained at the Chemistry Department office (Room 520 Olney Hall) or from the faculty member serving as the chairperson of the Scholarship and Awards Committee. The Department also has a number of annual awards for academic achievement, determined by the faculty and announced each spring.
The Chemistry Department also has established guidelines for a co-operative program, designed to combine chemistry-oriented work experience in industrial or related laboratories with opportunities to earn an income. A student may enter this program after completing four semesters of academic work, which must include the successful completion of one year of organic chemistry. Up to six academic credits will be allowed for the program, which will include one summer and two academic terms of co-op work. A student applies for the program by signing a contract outlining the proposed co-op experience and requirements.