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Funding / Scholarships

Below are a funding opportunities for students. Some of these are specifically for chemistry students and others are for those interested in general science.

Summer Research as an Undergraduate 
National Science Foundation (NSF) has a large number of 10 week long programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States. These programs are well organized and often offer free dorm room stays and a food stipends. Each school has multiple programs so look for what is most interesting to you. Apply early because these are very competitive programs.

Summer Research Programs at Local Colleges or Universities
University of Toledo REU program in chemistry “Exploring Structures of Molecules and Materials
Miami University (Oxford, OH) Summer REU program in chemistry and biochemistry.
Kent State Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates ($4,500 for 10 weeks)
CASE Summer Undergraduate Research program (Physiology and Biophysics).  It says 2011, but the application links shows 2012.
University of Kentucky Research Experience for Undergrads (Biochemical Sciences)

Summer Programs at Local Companies:
Sherwin-Williams R&D Co-op (Warrensville, OH)
NASA Glenn Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Project LERCIP program (Cleveland, OH)

Kelly Scientific Resources


Hedy Mulhausen Chemistry Endowed ScholarshipThis $5,000 renewable scholarship is open to qualified students majoring or minoring in chemistry or studying pre-pharmacy at Ursuline College.

American Chemical Society
Scholarships for African American, Hispanic and American Indian Chemical Science Students. Deadline to apply is March 1.

Project SEED for first year chemistry majors that participated in a SEED project in high school.

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Research Fellow
  • African American (Black)
  • Enrolled full-time in any four-year college or university in the United States
  • A junior who will be a B.S. or B.A. degree candidate in the 2011-2012 academic year
  • A life sciences, physical sciences or engineering major. (Applicants majoring in the physical sciences must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry by the end of the 2010-11 academic year). First professional (Pharm.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., etc.) majors are ineligible
  • A student with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Committed to and eligible for the summer internship at a Merck facility
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL)
  • Candidates must be students attending their junior year or higher in a four-year, bachelor-degree granting institution within the United States.
  • Candidates must also major in any of the physical sciences practiced by ACIL members: physics, chemistry, engineering, geology, biology or environmental science.
  • Scholarship awards are based on the applicant’s academic achievement, career goals, leadership and financial need.

Check back often, as the information is frequently updated.