American Chemical Society Scholarship for Entering Freshman

Wyoming Section, American Chemical Society Scholarship

All information should be received by the Chairman of the Awards Committee by February 1, 2022.



The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a qualified high school graduate in beginning his/her study of chemistry at the University of Wyoming.


The scholarship will consist of an award up to the equivalent of full resident tuition for the freshman year. In the event a student already has a tuition scholarship to the University, a cash award may be made, the exact amount to be fixed by the awards committee, after consideration of the student's financial need.


Application for the scholarship is limited to high school seniors whose educational aims are to pursue a bachelor's degree program in Biochemistry, Chemistry or in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wyoming. Students need not be Wyoming residents. The award for the spring semester is contingent upon satisfactory grades for the fall semester and continuation as a Biochemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering major at the University of Wyoming.


The interested Senior should make written application to
 Chairman of the Awards Committee for the Wyoming Section, A.C.S.
c/o Undergraduate Studies Committee; Attn: Brian Leonard
Department of Chemistry
 1000 E University Ave, Dept. 3838
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071-3838

The application materials must include:

1.     A letter or statement describing the applicants planned college major and career goals.
2.     Letters of recommendation from the student's instructors in chemistry, mathematics and English.
3.     A transcript of the high school record, including grades for the fall semester of the senior year. 
4      A listing of courses to be completed in the spring of the senior year.
5.     Any other pertinent information, such as results of CEEB, SAT, ACT, National Merit examinations, etc.


The Awards Committee will consider all applications and make recommendations for the recipient and alternates to the Executive Committee of the Wyoming Section A.C.S. After receiving authorization from the Executive Committee the Chairman of the Awards Committee will notify the U.W. Scholarship office of our selections and will cooperate with the Scholarship office for the final authorization of the award. If no worthy applicant is available or if insufficient funds are available, the committee may recommend that no award be given that year.


The name of the actual recipient of the award will be announced at the first Fall meeting of the section and the recipient will be invited to attend that meeting to be introduced to the section.
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