Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

The department recognizes excellent performances by undergraduates in chemistry through the following awards.

Awards Presented in the Fall at Junior/Senior Banquet

Jason D. Altom Memorial Award for Undergraduate Research
This cash award recognizes research potential of an undergraduate chemistry major.

Tanya R. Ellison Scholarship
A junior female B.S. chemistry major is selected for this cash award on the basis of character and academic commitment.

The Carrie Ann Largent Scholarship
This fellowship provides summer salary for independent laboratory research for an outstanding UNC chemistry major.

James H. Maguire Memorial Award
This award goes to an outstanding and academically gifted junior student majoring in chemistry.

Sophomore Chemistry Award
A cash award will be given annually to the top sophomore chemistry student from the previous academic year, as determined by a search-committee including members of AXE.


Summer Research Fellowships

The Chapel Family Student Excellence Fund
This award supports undergraduate Chemistry majors through research and travel support.

The Matthew Neely Jackson Undergraduate Research Award
This award provides support for undergraduate chemistry majors to conduct faculty-mentored summer research.

J. Thurman Freeze Scholarship
This scholarship serves to fund summer research between a student’s junior and senior years.

E.C. Markham Summer Research Fund
The recipient of this award is chosen by the department chair and will use the salary to perform research between the junior and senior years.


Awards Presented at Chemistry Commencement

Emmett Gladstone Rand Premedical Scholarship:
A scholarship is presented to an exceptionally talented graduating senior intending to pursue a career in medicine.

David L. Stern Scholar
Top students from upper division lab courses are chosen for this cash award.

Francis P. Venable Medal:
A medallion and cash award are presented to the two most outstanding graduating seniors majoring in chemistry in honor of Dr. Francis P. Venable, who was chairman of the department, president of the University from 1900 to 1914 and president of the American Chemical Society.

Phi Beta Kappa Group

Undergraduate PHI BETA KAPPA members