Wyoming Local Section

Chemistry Scholarship for Entering Freshman

Wyoming Section, American Chemical Society Scholarship

1. Purpose

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.

2. Nature

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.

3. Eligibility

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.

4. Application

The following information should be provided:

  1. Cover letter from the applicant.

  2. High school transcripts, including senior year grades for the fall semester and a listing of courses to be completed in the spring.

  3. Any other pertinent information, like results of CEEB, SAT, ACT, etc.

  4. Please arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation from the student's high school teachers sent directly to the email or physical address above.

All application materials need to be sent the Awards Chair by February 1st, 2019.

Dr. Brian Leonard – Awards Chair Wyoming Section ACS;
Department of Chemistry
1000 E. University Ave. 

University of Wyoming 

Laramie, WY, 82071
Phone: 307-766-4137 Email: bleonar5@uwyo.edu 

5. Selection

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 (normally about April 1) 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.

6. Announcement

The name of the actual recipient of the award will be announced at the Spring Banquet of the Wyoming Section of ACS typically sometime in April.

For further information or to obtain application materials contact: Dr. Brian Leonard above.


 

 

The Vernon C. Bulgrin

High School Chemistry Teacher Award

Call for Nominations

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding teaching of chemistry by a Wyoming high school teacher. The award will consist of a cash prize, the exact amount (up to $1000) to be determined by the Awards Committee, and a plaque. Any Wyoming high school science teacher who has taught high school chemistry for at least two years is eligible for the award.

Nominations for the award may be made by the Section High School Liaison Committee, any member of the Wyoming Section, or by any high school teacher or administrator. Nominees will be asked to submit an application and two letters of recommendation will be required. Consideration will be given to such activities as participation in the Chemistry Olympiad, National Chemistry Week, the State Science Fair, professional workshops, and to other evidence of teaching excellence.

All nominations and applications should be received by the Awards Committee by February 1st, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed by the Awards Committee of the Wyoming Section of the ACS which shall forward its recommendation to the Executive Committee of the Wyoming Section for final action.

The formal presentation of the award will be made at the Annual Wyoming Section Spring Awards Banquet (typically sometime in April) in Laramie. The awardee will be invited to attend the banquet.

For further information or to obtain application materials contact:

Brian Leonard
Awards Chair Wyoming Section ACS 

Department of Chemistry (#3838) 

1000 E. University Avenue 

University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY, 82071
Phone: 307-766-4137
Email: Bleonar5@uwyo.edu 

Or see the local section web page:  https://www.facebook.com/WyomingACS/

 

 

 

The E.R. Schierz Scholarship in Chemical Sciences

The E.R. Schierz Scholarship in Chemical Sciences

A Wyoming Section, American Chemical Society Scholarship

(Revised April 7. 1975, December 1978, November 1982, March 14, 1991, and February 2003, February 2014)

1. Purpose

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a qualified student majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering who has completed at least one year of the appropriate prescribed program at the University of Wyoming.

2. Nature

The scholarship will consist of an award up to $1000 for the following academic 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 needs. This award shall be designated as the "E.R. Schierz Chemistry Scholarship Award."

3. Eligibility

Nominations for the award are to come from the three departments involved. The recommended recipient may be a current Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior. Interested students may ask their advisors to have the departments consider them for nomination. The scholarship is limited to current U.W. students whose educational aims are to pursue a bachelor's degree program in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or 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 Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering major at the University of Wyoming.

4. Application/Nomination

The nomination by a department should include all pertinent information and should include:

  1. (a)  Letters of recommendation from the student's instructors in chemistry or chemistry related courses and from the student's major advisor. These letters should include a description of the nominee's "aptitude for chemistry".

  2. (b)  A transcript of the U.W. record (and of other colleges attended), including grades for the Fall semester of the current year and a record of courses in progress.

  3. (c)  A statement from the nominated student regarding his or her professional plans.

5. Deadline

All application materials should be received by the Chairman of the Awards Committee (Brian Leonard, PS410 Chemistry, UW, bleonar5@uwyo.edu) by February 1st, 2019.

6. Selection

The Awards Committee will consider all nominations and make a recommendation for the recipient to the Executive Committee of the Wyoming Section, ACS by April 1, 2019. If no worthy applicant is available or if insufficient funds are available, the committee may recommend that no award be given that year.

After receiving authorization from the Executive Committee the Chairman of the Awards Committee will cooperate with the U.W. Scholarship office to see that the Scholarship is given to the recipient.

7. Presentation

The formal presentation of the award will be made at the Spring Banquet of the Wyoming Section, ACS to be held in annually in April. The scholarship will be awarded by the U.W. Scholarship office during the registration periods for the fall and spring semesters.