Department of Chemistry

National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholarships in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Idaho State University

WHO: Current and incoming chemistry and biochemistry majors at ISU who plan to pursue a career in chemistry and who can demonstrate both academic excellence and a need for financial assistance.

WHAT: Renewable scholarships of up to $10,000 annually.

WHEN: Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and award recipients will be notified on a continuing basis beginning in February. Applications will be accepted through April 15th.

WHERE: Application forms may be obtained from, and should be submitted to the ISU Scholarship Office.

WHY: Chemistry has historically been known as the "Central Science" tying together the physical and life sciences. Today, chemical research occupies center stage as a driving force in the development of new energy technology, the design and synthesis of new drugs, and the creation of advanced materials from electronics to plastics. An undergraduate degree in chemistry offers a student a wide variety of opportunities to pursue these subjects in the chemical industry or as a graduate student. The goal of the NSF S-STEM Scholarship is to open the doors of this field to promising students otherwise lacking the financial resources to complete an undergraduate degree. In addition to financially supporting students in this endeavor, the program aims to help foster a chemistry community that equips students with the skills and credentials required to move forward toward a thriving chemistry career.

Eligibility Details. To be considered for a scholarship through the NSF S-STEM Chemistry Scholarship Program at ISU, each candidate must be a student in one of following groups:

In addition, each applicant must:

*Please note that students intending to enter health professional programs, such as pharmacy, medical, or dental school, are not eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship Details: As many as 10 scholarships, renewable for up to 4 years, will be awarded. The awards, up to $10,000 annually depending on need, may be applied to tuition, fees, university insurance, room, board, and books. Scholarship funds will be distributed through the ISU financial aid office, with disbursements to scholarship recipients occurring twice yearly, in August and in January.

How to Apply: Students may apply for this scholarship on the ISU Scholarship Website using the Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS). Additional application materials are required as outlined below. Applications will be evaluated as received, and will be accepted until April 15th. Candidates will be notified of their status as applications are reviewed, by early-May at the latest.

Application Requirements for Incoming Freshman

Application Requirements for ISU Chemistry & Transfer Students


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