Chemistry Scholarships for Undergrads

Scholarships for entering freshmen are awarded based on information submitted on the University of Memphis admissions application. A separate application is not required for these scholarships unless noted on the Scholarship Office website.

A small number of departmental scholarships are available to students already pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Memphis. 

  • The J. C. Williams Memorial Scholarship was established in 1997 in honor of a distinguished analytical chemistry professor to foster interest in chemistry as an academic major and assist students in the completion of the Bachelor's degree in preparation for going on to graduate studies in chemistry.
  • The William H. Zuber Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 to honor this former student and faculty member. It is intended to foster interest in chemistry as an academic major and assist students in the completion of the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry.

Apply through the Tiger Scholarship Manager on the Account$ tab at my.memphis.edu. The Tiger Scholarship Manager is a secure, online system that offers a centralized location for all scholarship opportunities at the University of Memphis. It offers a centralized, searchable database, an online application process, tools to help match you to eligible scholarships, and tools to upload supportive documents (i.e. resumes, essays, recommendations letters, financials, etc.). Visit the Scholarship Office website for more information on UofM scholarships including when and how to apply.

The American Chemical Society Scholars Programsponsored by the American Chemical Society, is a national scholarship program to encourage minority students to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials science or toxicology. Applications are due to ACS before March 1 each year.

Awards for Chemistry Undergrads

The Chi Beta Phi award honors the highest achieving graduating senior with a major in Chemistry (BS or BSCH).

The Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Major award recognizes a student who has performed exceptionally well in General Chemistry courses, and has been actively involved in department activities.