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Al Free- Russ Biting Memorial Scholarship Guidelines

 General Scholarship Requirements- See Application form for Complete Details 

 ACS Member Requirements

 Recipient must

 1.  be a child, grandchild or dependent of a member of the Saint Joseph Valley Section of

      the American Chemical Society 

 2.  maintain a minimum average GPA of 3.00 for a minimum of the last three semesters in

      science and math courses

 3.  be a high school senior or college student of good standing and planning or attending an

      accredited college or university in the United States at the time of receipt of the

      scholarship and plan on pursuing a scientific career in a chemical related field

 

  Chemistry Olympiad  or SEED Participant Requirements

  Recipient must

 

 1.   be a senior in High School and participated on their High School Chemistry Olympiad

       Team or qualified as a local ACS SEED student within the geographical location of the St. Joseph Valley Local Section

 2.   maintain a minimum average GPA of 3.00 for a minimum of the last three semesters

       in science and math courses

 3.  be a high school senior of good standing and planning on attending an accredited college

      or university in the United States at the time of receipt of the scholarship and plan on

      pursuing a scientific career in a chemical related field

 4.  Submit a maximum 250 word Essay on How Chemistry Impacts Your Life or

      the Reason You Wish to Pursue a Degree in the Chemical Field

 

 General Scholarship Requirements Applicable to All Applicants 

 Saint Joseph Valley-American Chemical Society Reserves the Right to Change or

 Amend this Program at any Time, at Their Discretion

 

 Current Selection process:

 The applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of three members of the executive committee. The recipients will be chosen by a vote of the majority of the subcommittee members.  Preference will be given to ACS member’s dependents or grandchildren first, SEED STudents second and chemistry Olympiad participants lastly.  1-2 new scholarships may be given out per year and up to 4 renewable scholarships may be given with a total of  not more than 5 new or renewable $500 scholarships per year.  Preference will also be given to previous applicants of the scholarship who are currently juniors or seniors who have demonstrated a continued interest in pursuing a degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering as long as they continue to meet the scholarship requirements.  If there is a tie for a new scholarships, then the entire executive committee will vote on the three top choices of the subcommittee.  Since a preference is given to Junior and Seniors, recipients who have received a scholarship but were not renewed in the Sophomore year are still encouraged to reapply the following  years as long as they still meet the requirements.

 

2014-2015 ACS Scholarship.pdf

Previous Winners

  • 2011-2012 Kayla Edelbrock
  • 2012-2013 Kayla Edelbrock (renewal)
  • 2013-2014 Kayla Edelbrock (renewal)
  • 2014-2015 Kayla Edelbrock (renewal), Galen Brown, Andrew Edelbrock
  • 2015-2016 Andrew Edelbrock (renewal)

 

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