Chemistry Department Scholarships
FCRH offers three types of grants for eligible students interested in conducting research:
- Undergraduate Research Grants: Financial support for students conducting research during the academic year. ($1,600 per student project.)
- Summer Research Grants: Financial support for students conducting research during the summer. ($3,000 student stipend plus on-campus housing.)
- Travel Grants: Financial support for students presenting their research at a professional conference.
Grant proposals are written with a faculty mentor and require their letter of recommendation. Applications for summer research grants are due in the spring so it is imperative that you find and faculty mentor and discuss a project by February!
Fordham University has been given a grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Fund to award scholarships each year to outstanding sophomore women who are majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or computer science, and who are not planning medical careers. The scholarship fund was set up by Mrs. Luce in her will in order to encourage women to enter those math and science fields in which they have not been well represented.
The Fordham scholarship recipients will be designated "Clare Booth Luce Scholars," and the award will cover tuition for their junior and senior years. A stipend will also be provided for research at Fordham during the summer between junior and senior years.
Sophomores interested in applying for the scholarship should contact their class Dean in the fall of their sophomore year. Applications are due in the spring of the sophomore year. Awardees are expected to pursue research in their field with a faculty mentor by the fall of the award period. It is thus very beneficial to have a research relationship in place before or during the application period.
The chemistry department also confers several awards to support and recognize students majoring in chemistry. For further information on these awards, please contact the department chair.
Nathan H. Albstein Award
The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce the creation of the Nathan H. Albstein Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at Fordham University. This award is established through the generosity of the Albstein family in memory of a former Fordham University employee and friend. The scholarship is merit-based and will be applied toward the senior year tuition of a chemistry major. The recipient will be selected by the Chemistry Department based on the following criteria:
Declared major in chemistry
Demonstration of academic merit (minimum 3.3 grade point average)
Full-time enrollment in Fordham College at Rose Hill
Senior class standing (students will be selected at the end of their junior year to receive the award toward senior year tuition expenses)
The Alycia and Hane Fuchs Memorial Award
Funded through the generosity of their son Dr. Helmuth Fuchs. The award is given to a deserving chemistry major (junior) interested in pursuing the field of Biochemistry. The award is intended to be used by the recipient to help defray some of the tuition costs while at Fordham.
The Analytical Chemistry Award
Consists of a fifteen-month subscription to Analytical Chemistry, donated by Analytical Chemistry division of the American Chemical Society. It is given each year to a junior chemistry major selected by faculty members of the department, to a student who has demonstrated excellence in Analytical Chemistry.
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Senior Organic Chemistry Student
This award is intended to recognize senior students who have displayed a significant aptitude for organic chemistry as evidenced by their formal course work as well as their research accomplishments during the course of their undergraduate studies.
The Freshman Chemistry Award
Consists of a copy of the “Handbook of Chemistry & Physics” donated by the Chemical Rubber Company and is presented each year to the Freshman Chemistry major who has achieved the highest average in chemistry at the end of freshman year.
The Sophomore Chemistry Award
This award is given each year to the sophomore chemistry major that has shown ability and general excellence during his/ her sophomore year.
The Leo K. Yanowski Award
Presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in analytical chemistry. The award was established and funded by the Yanowski family, colleagues and alumni of the college. It is given in honor of a devoted teacher, advisor and friend of Fordham students.
Robert Cloney S.J Award
This award is bestowed on a graduating chemistry major who has demonstrated excellence in service to the department and to the greater Fordham community.
Diana D. Bray and Norman F. Bray Award
Funded through the generosity of the Bray family, this award is presented to a member of the junior class with the highest GPA in Chemistry, as determined by the department of chemistry.
Diana D. Bray and Norman F. Bray Award for a Graduating Senior
Funded through the generosity of the Bray family, this award is presented to a member of the senior class for excellence in academics, as determined by the department of chemistry.