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Department Academic Scholarship Interest Form

As a Chemistry and Biochemistry major, you are eligible to apply for WSU Scholarships, College of Science Scholarships and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarships. Students may apply for multiple scholarships.  

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A completed FASFA application is required for department scholarship consideration.

Submitting an Interest Forms:

  • The form is to be typed and not handwritten. 
  • Do not place it in a binder, folder or sheet protector.  
  • Additional forms are required for Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarships.
  • To qualify for a college level or department level scholarships you must also have completed application information at the university level (i.e. FASFA).
  • Fill out all requested information.


Each spring the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department faculty scholarship committee meets to determine which students are awarded scholarships. All scholarship awards depend on fund availability. The first four scholarships listed below are funded through private donor funds.

The scholarship interest form deadline for 2023 has passed. Check back later.

Colleen Boam
1415 Edvalson St Dept 2503
Weber State University
Ogden, UT 84408-2503

General Scholarship 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 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.” Address your GPA within the essay.

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.” Address your GPA within the essay.

Bryant A. Miner Scholarship in Chemistry

  • Applicants must have a declared major or minor in the Department of Chemistry
  • Minimum University GPA 2.5
  • Selection through the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Chemistry Faculty Scholarship

  • Minimum University GPA 2.5
  • Include a brief letter (one page or less) addressed to the faculty of the Chemistry and Biochemistry 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.


Learn more about scholarships available for science majors within the College of Science.

*You must be at least a Junior (60+ credit hours), and you must be a major in the College of Science to be considered for a scholarship by the College of Science.

Awards will be given at the end of spring semester and will apply to the next academic year, starting fall semester.


Learn more about university level scholarships

Weber State University provides more than $90 million in financial aid and scholarships each year.


To Complete Your Application you must first apply for scholarships and financial aid by filing your FAFSA through your eWeber portal.
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Faculty Advisor: Brandon Burnett


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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