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Department of Chemistry

Fluorescence Series Scholarships

Thanks to a generous donation from an alumnus and the CSU Chemistry Foundation, we are able to recognize chemistry majors whose involvement in department activities, research, and attitude makes them shine brightly! From incoming freshmen to rising seniors and all stages in between, we offer fluorescence scholarships for students at all stages of their undergraduate journey.

Momentum Scholarship

This Fluorescence Series Scholarship is for incoming Freshmen chemistry majors. This award provides a $1000 annual gift ($500 each for Fall and Spring semesters). Any first-time freshman chemistry major with a minimum GPA of 2.75 is eligible to apply. Applications will be available during the Fall each year, winners will be announced in the Spring, and funds will be available the following academic year.


Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Major Award Scholarship

This Fluorescence Series Scholarship recognizes the top chemistry major that has completed the Principles of Chemistry sequence during the past academic year. No application is necessary for this award and details can be found under the Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Major Award Description.


Fluorescence Series Junior Award

This Fluorescence Series Scholarship recognizes a bright rising Junior Chemistry major. This award provides a $1000 annual gift ($500 each for Fall and Spring semesters). Any current Sophomore chemistry major that has completed Principles of Chemistry I and II with a grade of C or better and has cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher is eligible to apply. Applications will be available during the Fall each year, winners will be announced in the Spring, and funds will be available the following academic year.


Fluorescence Series Senior Award

This Fluorescence Series Scholarship recognizes a bright rising Senior Chemistry major. This award provides a $1000 annual gift ($500 each for Fall and Spring semesters). Any current Junior chemistry major that has completed Organic Chemistry I and II with a grade of C or better and has cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher is eligible to apply. Applications will be available during the Fall each year, winners will be announced in the Spring, and funds will be available the following academic year.


Refresco Chemistry Scholarship

This annual scholarship ($1,000 in each semester) is awarded to a deserving chemistry major. All students are encouraged to apply. A panel of chemistry faculty reviews the application packets and chooses a group of finalist. The winner is determined after a formal interview with representatives from Refresco. The winner is recognized at a special ceremony.