Scholarships & Awards

The Department of Chemistry, in cooperation with the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Admission, offers prospective students a number of science-based scholarships, such as the Beckman Scholarship, that can be used for up to four years of study at Richmond. 

The department recognizes outstanding chemistry students at an annual recognition ceremony each April. The department maintains a record of past award recipients, many of whom have gone on to enjoy successful careers in the sciences.

Garnett Ryland Award
Awarded to the best graduate in chemistry.

ACS Award
Awarded by the American Chemical Society to a graduating senior deemed outstanding; and is generally given to a senior heading to graduate school in chemistry.

AIC Award
Awarded by the American Institue of Chemists to a senior who is likely to go into a career in industry.

ACS Award in Organic Chemistry
Awarded by the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society to a senior who displays a significant aptitude for organic chemistry.

Senior Research Achievement Award
Awarded to a senior who has shown the most impressive achievements in research.

Academic Award
Awarded to senior who has excelled in Chemistry.

J. Stanton Pierce Award
Awarded to a junior most likely to reflect credit on the University and the Department of Chemistry.

The Clarence Denoon Award
Awarded to a rising senior for excellence in the natural sciences, as determined by the faculty of the science departments.

Cole Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a science major (any year-except graduating senior) on basis of performance and financial need.

Analytical Chemistry Award
Awarded to a junior chemistry major who demonstrates an interest in and an aptitude for a career in analytical chemistry.

Physical Chemistry Award
Awarded to a chemistry or biochemistry major who demonstrates an interest and aptitude in physical chemistry.

Junior Research Achievement Award
Awarded to a junior who has shown the most impressive achievements in research.

VAS Edward S. Harlow Scholarship
Awarded by the Virginia Academy of Science to a junior planning a career as a scientist.

The Stuart Clough Organic Chemistry Award
Awarded to the best student based on performance in Organic Chemistry I and II.

The William Trout Award
Awarded to the best freshman based on performance in general chemistry.