Were you one of those kids who begged for a chemistry set? Were you also one of those kids who burned off your eyebrows during your first experiment yet – much to your parents’ chagrin – couldn’t wait to get back to the beakers and chemicals as soon as you got home from the doctor? Ouch, but awesome: You’ve known your career path practically forever!
Though many majors spend the bulk of their time after college in laboratories, a degree in chemistry has many other applications in the real world. Some students elect to take the MCATs and go to medical school while others pair their knowledge of chemistry with another major like business, journalism, engineering, math, physics or biology. Lots also go on to teach kindergarten through college, though a master’s or doctoral degree is needed for the latter. Also necessary? Dollars to fund your education, like those given as chemistry scholarships.
The cost of books, laboratory fees and graduate school add up quickly but chemistry majors have plenty of chemistry scholarship opportunities available to help them pay for school. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga awards $45,000 in chemistry scholarships to students each year and Oregon State University grants scholarships to its entering, transferring and continuing students and private organizations like the American Chemical Society and the Art of Problem Solving are great places to look if your school does not offer university-based chemistry scholarships. Chemistry majors are also eligible for general science scholarships as well as awards requiring essays and excellent grades in addition to just chemistry scholarships.
Here are a few of the many chemistry scholarship awards available but for more, conduct a free scholarship search to discover additional scholarships for which you qualify.
Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary's Scholarship and Education (LeCoMASE) Fund Scholarship
September 30, Annually
A qualified medical student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
Eligibility for scholarship applicants:
- Applicant must be a United States citizen
- Applicant must be a resident of Lehigh County in the state of Pennsylvania
- Applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident from Lehigh County for at least 12 months prior to registering as a medical student (not including time spent attending an [...] More
Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must:
- Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment
- Be a United States citizen
- Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis
Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More
NFRW National Pathfinder Scholarship
June 01, Annually
Established in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan's efforts in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, the National Pathfinder Scholarship is awarded annually to women who are studying in a related field.
Three scholarships of $2,500 each are given to the best candidate nominated by her state Federation president and chosen by the NFRW Executive Committee. Applicants must be currently [...] More
National GEM Consortium - GEM Fellowships
November 15, Annually
GEM provides three fellowship programs: MS Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering and Ph.D. Science.
These fellowship opportunities are for students pursuing a master's degree or doctorate in science, engineering or a closely related field. Applicants are required to submit transcripts and three letters of recommendation.
For more information, please visit our [...] More
ECS Student Travel Grants
Many ECS Divisions offer Student Travel Grants to students presenting papers at ECS meetings. Applications must be received no later than January 1st for spring meetings and July 1st for fall meetings.
-Important Note: Please contact the Student Travel Grant contact for each Division before filling out the form. Each Division has different requirements for submitting an application.
To apply, [...] More
Pennsylvania SciTech Scholarships
SciTech Scholarships provide up to $3,000 per year for students pursuing a bachelor's degree. To be eligible, a student must:
- have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for postsecondary study at the time of application for this program
- be at least a sophomore who is enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree in an approved science or [...] More
Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science SOARS Program
February 01, Annually
SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [...] More
WHOI Summer Student Fellowship Program
February 15, Annually
Summer Student Fellowships at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year at colleges or universities and are studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and [...] More
ACIL Academic Scholarships
April 03, Annually
The ACIL Scholarship Alliance, a division of the Independent Laboratories Institute, helps to ensure future generations of skilled employees for the laboratory testing community. Finding and keeping qualified technical personnel is a constant challenge for our industry. To encourage future generations of skilled employees, the ACIL Scholarship Alliance annually offers academic scholarships up to [...] More
AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards
January 31, Annually
The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards have been established by the AIAA Evolution of Flight Campaign and the AIAA Foundation in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight. The Awards recognize the Wright brother’s aeronautical achievements and contributions to the evolution of flight.
The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards provide [...] More
AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program
January 31, Annually
The AIAA Foundation undergraduate scholarship program awards 30 scholarships of $2,000 to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year. All participants can apply to renew $2,000 scholarships annually until graduation.
The objective of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics. The Institute [...] More
Alaska Space Grant Program Fellowships
September 13, Annually
The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP), a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, invites applications from U. S. citizens for undergraduate student scholarships. These stipends are offered to students majoring in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) fields. Stipends available under this announcement are limited to students attending Alaska [...] More
Fuller, Stone and Moloney Research Fellowships
January 21, Annually
The Alvan T. & Viola D. Fuller Fellowships offer undergraduate students from New England an opportunity to participate in laboratory research with accomplished investigators. The Betty Lea Stone Fellowships provide first-year medical students an opportunity to do basic cancer research. The William C. Moloney, MD Research Fellowship provides first-year medical students enrolled at Boston, Harvard [...] More
AIAA Foundation Graduate Award
January 31, Annually
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation, in conjunction with AIAA Technical Committees (TCs), is seeking applications for the AIAA Foundation Graduate Awards.
These awards are intended for graduate-level students who indicate by their approved department research an interest in any of the areas listed beginning on page two of the AIAA Foundation Graduate Awards [...] More
APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
February 15, Annually
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.
The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and give the opportunity to work closely [...] More
AMS Graduate Fellowships
January 16, Annually
The AMS Graduate Fellowships are sponsored by industry leaders and government agencies and are designed to attract promising young scientists to prepare for careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic fields.
- Applicants must be entering their first year of graduate school in the upcoming fall semester and provide evidence of acceptance as a [...] More
Teacher Education Scholarship Program of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium
March 04, Annually
The ASGC provides a competitive Teacher Education Scholarship for Alabama’s Space Grant colleges with the goals of encouraging students to pursue degrees leading to becoming teachers of the sciences and mathematics, especially earth, space and environmental science; recognizing high academic achievement and promise; increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females and disabled [...] More
Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
February 20, Annually
The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only.
- Number of awards: 5
- [...] More
ACS Scholars Program
March 01, Annually
The basic criteria remain the same for all components fo the American Chemical Society Scholars Program. Application to the basic American Chemical Society Scholars Program automatically places the applicant in consideration for the sponsored components. The number and duration of scholarship awards is subject to available funding and the intent of the co-sponsoring group or organization.
To be [...] More
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
December 01, Annually
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study fellowship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior [...] More
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
November 25, Annually
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. The primary [...] More
EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund
The Environmental Professionals' Organization of Connecticut (EPOC) recognizes its duty to assist in the education of individuals planning a career in the environmental industry. Consequently, the EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 to assist Connecticut residents who are attending a college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors [...] More
ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program
The ExxonMobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program is a scholarship program which provides select student leaders with a fully-funded scholarship towards the completion of a Master's or PhD degree. The scholarship covers tuition, housing and books. Additionally, a monthly living stipend is provided for the duration of the scholarship program. This scholarship is funded by ExxonMobil and [...] More
EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program
January 30, Annually
The goal of the EPP Undergraduate Scholars Program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in targeted academic fields integral to NOAA's mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or [...] More
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
October 31, Annually
The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship award, which is based on merit (not need) consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.
The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable [...] More
Ripon College Knop Science Scholars Program
February 14, Annually
The Knop Science Scholarship is a prestigious four-year, full tuition scholarship based on the next academic year's tuition figures. The Ripon College Knop Science Scholars Board convenes each year at the beginning of the second semester. The mission of the board is to identify high-achieving students who show the potential to contribute greatly to the science and mathematics departments at Ripon [...] More
Knowlton Operator's Scholarship
April 01, Annually
The Knowlton Operator's Scholarship is awarded to operators for training when budgetary constraints eliminate the opportunity for some to attend training for certification, advancement or professional development.
Applicants must reside or attend a college/university in New England to qualify for these scholarships. For further information, please contact Jeanine Plummer, Scholarship Committee [...] More
Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award
October 23, Annually
The Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award was designed to encourage graduate students to pursue crystallographically-oriented research. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program with major interest in crystallography.
To apply, applicants must submit (upload) the following as PDFs to our online application on our website.
- Curriculum vitae
- A one-page [...] More
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
October 29, Annually
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and [...] More
Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards
March 01, Annually
The purpose of the Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards is to introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research in order to heighten interest in science as a career, with an emphasis on pharmacology graduate training to increase the number of young scientists entering the research discipline of pharmacology.
The Sponsor must be an ASPET Regular Member in good [...] More
May 15, Annually
The SAPA Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) in 1999. Over the past years, SAPA has become a major pharmaceutical professional organization with 4,000 members and three chapters in the Northeast and West Coast.
The Foundation is supported by the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association [...] More
National Candy Technologists Scholarship
April 13, Annually
The scholarship award for the recipient is $5,000, paid in two $2,500 installments after verification of enrollment.
To qualify for this non-renewing scholarship award, the student must:
- Be either a college sophomore, junior or senior for the upcoming academic year
- Have a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology (this can include many activities including but not limited to [...] More
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.
The program awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from all areas of [...] More
February 02, Annually
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. At the end of the summer, each participant takes part in a formal research symposium.
Panels [...] More
Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship
April 01, Annually
The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. and the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities are pleased to announce the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship.
This merit scholarship, in the amount of $3,500, is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls [...] More
UNCF•MERCK Science Research Scholarships and Fellowships
The UNCF•Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended
to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further
their science education and potentially pursue science careers. The UNCF•Merck awards provide
tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.
Each award provides up to $35,000, [...] More
West Virginia Engineering Science and Technology Scholarship Program
March 01, Annually
The West Virginia Engineering, Science and Techonology Scholarship is designed to enable and ecourage academically talented individuals to pursue careers in the fields of engineering, science and technology in West Virginia.
Scholarships, not to exceed $3,000 per academic year, are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications and interest in the fields of engineering, science and [...] More
April 17, Annually
The WIFLE Foundation (WIFLE) is an organization whose goal is to achieve gender equity within federal law enforcement through the recruitment, retention and promotion of qualified women in law enforcement, and to develop an information-sharing and support network for all women in law enforcement. In July 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics announced that as of [...] More
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
September 30, Annually
The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship provides awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for undergraduate and graduate minority students in technical disciplines that include:
- Information Management
- Computing & Software Systems
- Material Science
- Printing Management Science
- Laser Optics
- Material Science
- Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical, [...] More
Applied Science STEM Stars NSF S-STEM Scholarship
March 31, Annually
These scholarships will be awarded to 5 current or articulating Applied Science students. Recipients will be awarded a maximum of $5,000 or their FAFSA estimated “financial need”, whichever is less. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants who demonstrate academic promise and a commitment to Applied Science will be invited to the Applied Science NSF S-STEM [...] More
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
December 12, Annually
This program seeks to identify individuals whose scientific and engineering credentials will support study through doctoral degrees. The prevailing goal is to provide the United States with talented, doctorally trained American men and women who will lead state-of-the-art research projects in disciplines having the greatest payoff to national security requirements. This program is highly [...] More
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Grote Scholarship
February 15, Annually
This scholarship is for entering freshmen with at least a 3.5 GPA and a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT. These are full, four year scholarships for incoming freshmen. Applications are due February 15th.
In order to be eligible for a Grote Chemistry Scholarship, a student must:
- Complete a course in high school chemistry with an A or B
- Attain a high school grade point average of 3.5 or above
- Have a [...] More
Women's Environmental Council
February 01, Annually
WEC provides a limited number of scholarships for women who are preparing to pursue careers in the environmental field. We offer scholarships to women attending institutes of higher learning in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Recipients also receive a complimentary one-year membership in WEC. The number of scholarships and amount awarded varies from year to year depending on our [...] More
Health Careers Scholarship Program
May 08, Annually
Winners of the Health Careers Scholarship Program demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue a health care career, academic excellence, a dedication to community service and a need for financial support of their education. The program is open to higher education students entering their junior and senior years of full-time undergraduate study in the coming fall. This program is not open to [...] More