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Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Scholarships

The following selection criteria will be used by the Chemistry & Biochemsitry Department Scholarship Committee to determine scholarship recipients (criteria not necessarily listed in order of their importance). 

General Requirements

  • Include a copy of your transcript. (An unofficial copy is acceptable.)
  • Be sure to address the qualifications of each scholarship.
  • Fulfill the additional specific requirements for each scholarship as listed below.

Young Ok Hamrick Scholarship

  • Priority will be given to a chemistry major (ACS Chemistry).
  • The applicant must be a junior or a senior within the chemistry program during the award year, i.e., the applicant must either be ready to register for physical chemistry in the fall semester, or he/she must already have successfully completed physical chemistry.
  • Minimum University GPA of 3.0
  • The donor’s desire that students who receive the scholarship repay the scholarship at some future date.

Henry Nowak Excellence in Chemistry Scholarship

  • The applicant must be a junior or senior chemistry major (ACS Chemistry).
  • Preference will be given to a student who is planning to go into a chemistry-related career and who is married with a family.
  • Minimum University GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants will write a one-page essay on, “Why I want to be a chemist.”

Dr. Garth L. Welch Scholarship

  • Junior or Senior full-time student making progress toward a degree in Chemistry
  • Minimum University GPA of 2.5 and minimum GPA in Chemistry and Mathematics of 3.0
  • Preference will go to a student involved in non-NCCA campus activities in addition to regular class and lab work in the College of Science. Examples of extra-curricular activities are performing groups, Signpost, Student government or community outreach. NCAA sports participation is not included.
  • Preference will be given to students with financial need. Student's need will be determined through a 1-page essay on this topic: “Please tell us about yourself-include employment history, family support and obligations, and financial circumstances.”

Chemistry Faculty Scholarship

  • The applicant must be a chemistry major
  • Include a brief letter (one page or less) addressed to the faculty of the chemistry department. Your letter should state why you qualify for this scholarship and how this scholarship will help you to achieve your education goals at Weber State University.

Beginning this academic year 2019-2020, colleges & departments will NO LONGER have separate applications for students wishing to be considered for scholarships.


Complete Your Application

You must apply for scholarships and financial aid (complete a FAFSA) through your eWeber portal.
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Advisor: Dr. Laine Berghout


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Room TY255, Mail Code 2503

Mailing Address

Weber State University
Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry

1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2503
Ogden, UT 84408-2503

Building Location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)

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