Priscilla Jones, Beta Eta 1991, was born in Malden, Mass., on April 30, 1937. She attended Wheaton College, Bryn Mawr College and the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a doctorate degree in chemistry in 1968. She was among the first females to earn a doctorate degree in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. While in Madison, she met and married her husband of nearly 40 years, Paul R. Jones, Beta Eta 1971. Brother Jones was a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma Order of Altotus and was Grand Recorder Emeritus.
The Priscilla Carney Jones Scholar supports a woman in her junior or senior undergraduate year majoring in chemistry or chemistry-related science. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of both need and scholarship availability. At the discretion of the selection committee, an award in the amount of $2,500 is given annually. The selection committee is a joint subcommittee of the Women Chemists Committee and the Younger Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society.