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Scholarships, Fellowship & Awards

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS


Dr. Jay K. Kochi Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry

Amount: $7500

Criteria: The Department of Chemistry Graduate Committee will select the fellowship recipient based on his or her academic and research accomplishments while a graduate student in the UH Department of Chemistry. For fellowship consideration, an applicant must meet the following criteria: 1) be a current full-time graduate student (i.e., be registered for ≥9 credit hours) in the UH Department of Chemistry, 2) have passed the Chemistry Oral Research Progress Exam at the Ph.D. level, and 3) have a minimum of one calendar year as a full-time student remaining in his or her Ph.D. studies.

How to Apply: Submit all documents to your advisor between April 1-15. Based on your advisor recommendation, he/she will submitsubmit to the UH Chemistry Graduate advisor an email with "Kochi Fellowship Application" in the subject field and a single PDF document attachment that contains your full CV with publication record, an unofficial UH transcript, full copies of your published and submitted papers from research performed at UH (only UH publications), and a document giving a brief account of your research contribution to each submitted and published paper with your UH Ph.D. advisor. In addition, a letter of recommendation from your UH Ph.D. advisor should be submitted separately to the Chemistry Graduate Advisor via email. The research advisor's letter should state explicitly that the candidate has a minimum of one calendar year as a full time student remaining in his or her Ph.D. studies.

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Dr. James Cox Meorial Scholarship

Amount: $1000

Criteria: The Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Committee will select the scholarship recipient. For scholarship consideration, an applicant must meet the following criteria:  1) Full-time undergraduate chemistry major with at least 6 credits in chemistry completed at UH, 2) merit (3.5 GPA or greater), and 3) financial need (FAFSA) required;  Overall academic record, personal statement, and research experience (if any) will be considered. Renewable (A new application must be submitted to be considered for a renewal.) 

How to Apply: Submit a resume and personal statement of 500 words or less as a single PDF document to chemdesk@central.uh.edu with “Cox Memorial Scholarship” in the subject field. The personal statement should include a description of how the candidate will use the bachelor’s degree in chemistry to reach career goals. 

Deadline for Submission: April 15   

Graduate Student Research

Amount: $1000

Criteria: The Department of Chemistry Graduate Committee will select the award recipient based on his or her academic and research accomplishments while a graduate student in the UH Department of Chemistry. For scholarship consideration, an applicant must be a current full-time graduate student (i.e., be registered for ≥9 credit hours) in the UH Department of Chemistry and have a current UH GPA ≥3.0 as a graduate student.

How to Apply:Submit all documents to your advisor between April 1-15. Based on your advisor recommendation, he/she will submit to the UH Chemistry Graduate Advisor an email with "Graduate Student Research Award Application" in the subject field and a single PDF document attachment that contains a full CV with publication record, an unofficial UH transcript, full copies of your published and submitted papers from research performed at UH (only UH publications), and a document giving a brief account of your research contribution to each submitted and published paper with your UH research advisor. In addition, a letter of recommendation from your UH research advisor should be submitted separately to the Chemistry Graduate Advisor via email.

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Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Houston Section Scholarship Award

Amount: $500 - $1500

Criteria: The student must be enrolled in an engineering or science curriculum

How to Apply:

  • Complete Scholarship Award Application Form (shown following)
  • Include a copy of current transcript, including GPA, and a signed letter of recommendation from faculty advisor on official school letterhead
  • Email Application & related documents by January 1, 2020 to the STLE Houston Section Education Chairperson, Julio Acosta, at: JulioAcosta@windstream.net

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Scholarship Award Process:

  • The STLE Houston Section Education Committee will review the Scholarship Applications and will announce the Section’s Scholarship winners on February 1, 2020
  • Scholarship Winners will receive a check in the amount of the Scholarship awarded
  • Scholarship Winners will advise Julio Acosta on who to make out the check to and the address for where to send the check
  • Scholarship Winners are invited to attend the STLE Houston Section’s Annual Education Course, Scholarship Recognition Session, held during Lunch at: Sasol Performance Chemicals, 12120 Wickchester Ln, Houston, TX 77079 on March 4, 2020

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

Introductory Chemistry Laboratories Teaching Assistant Award
Amount: $1000

Organic Chemistry Laboratories Teaching Assistant Award
Amount: $1000

Upper Level Chemistry Laboratories Teaching Assistant Award
Amount: $1000

Criteria: The Teaching Assistant Awards Committee will select the award recipient based on evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduate laboratories (e.g., student evaluations, coordinator recommendations, and faculty recommendations). Recipients must be full-time graduate students in the Department of Chemistry (i.e., be registered for ≥9 credit hours) and have a current UH GPA ≥ 3.0 as a graduate student.

TcSUH Scholarships

TcSUH - C.W. Chu Scholarships

TcSUH - Cora Hawley Scholarships

 

Undergraduate Students Awards

 All students must have maintained a minimum GPA of B+ over at least 12 hours per semester of courses applicable toward the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

  • Outstanding Performance in Fundamentals of Chemistry
    Amount:
    $1000
    Criteria: Both semesters completed at UH

  • Outstanding Performance in Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
    Amount: 
    $1000
    Criteria:  Both semesters completed at UH
  • Outstanding Performance in 3000 Level UH-Chemistry Courses
    Amount: 
    $1000
    Criteria:  Must take at least two 3000 level courses to be considered
  • Outstanding Performance in 4000 Level UH-Chemistry Courses:
    Amount: $1000
    Criteria:  Must take at least two 4000 level courses to be considered


    To be awarded at the end of the spring semester after grades are due.
    Student may receive each award only once.