College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Awards and Scholarships

Each spring, the chemistry department recognizes student achievements through several awards and scholarships. The awardees receive a certificate and are recognized at the annual Chemistry Awards Luncheon. Senior awards are also presented their awards at the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Pictures from the 2017 Chemistry Awards Luncheon are coming soon.

Award or ScholarshipDescriptionEligibilityIncludes2017 Recipients
Rev. George J. Pickel, S.J. Senior Chemistry AwardThis award recognizes outstanding academic achievement and exemplifying the Jesuit ideals of leadership, integrity, and commitmentSelected by Chemistry facultyA certificate, name on a plaque, & a gift from the Chemistry Department chosen so as to be appropriate to the interests, personality, or future plans of the recipient Joy N. Nyaanga
American Institute of Chemists (AIC) Senior AwardThis award recognizes a senior chemistry major with a demonstrated record of ability, leadership, and professional promiseSeniors and graduate students majoring in chemistry, chemical engineering, or biochemistry; selected by Chemistry facultyA certificate suitable for framing, a one-year Student Affiliate membership in the AIC, a peer-reviewed journal, & name on plaqueAbigail A. Beer
Biochemistry Senior AwardAwarded in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in Biochemistry at John CarrollSelected by Chemistry facultyA certificate, & a one-year subscription to the journal of ScienceAbigail A. Beer
Hypercube Scholar AwardThis award is given by Hypercube, Inc. Scientific Software honoring the achievements of excellent students throughout the United States and CanadaSelected by Chemistry faculty among students in the Physical Chemistry courses at John CarrollA certificate, & a copy of Professional HyperchemGeoffrey E. Hoffman
Physical Chemistry AwardThe Physical Chemistry Division of ACS provides this award in recognition of outstanding achievement by undergraduate students in physical chemistry, & to encourage further pursuits in the fieldThe nominee will have demonstrated excellence in physical chemistry and related fields based on research, coursework, and/or dedication as defined by the nominating institution; selected by Chemistry facultyA certificate, recognition on the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry website, & a one-year complimentary membership in the Division of Physical ChemistryNathanael H. Hunter
Analytical Chemistry AwardAwarded in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in Analytical Chemistry at John CarrollSelected by Chemistry facultyA certificate, medallion, and emailed monthly highlights from the journal of Analytical ChemistryBlair C. Bakula
Peter K. Koetting
Shyla E. McMurtry
Alexis R. Miller
Organic Chemistry AwardAwarded in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in Organic Chemistry at John CarrollSelected by Chemistry facultyA certificate, & a gift from the Chemistry DepartmentNicholas A. Jamison
Peter K. Koetting
Michael J. Lamonica Sexton
John P. Quinn
Chemical Principles/General Chemistry AwardAwarded in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in the General Chemistry/Chemical Principles courses at John CarrollSelected by Chemistry facultyA certificate, & a copy of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and PhysicsDale A. Baker
Adam T. Beaufort
Jude Haddad
Heejin Kang
Brendan A. Sieber (Chem. Princ.)
Mary and Peter A. Lambros ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by Joan Lambros in honor of her parents to acknowledge their lifelong support and dedication to higher education, especially to their daughters and granddaughters as the key to a better life and understanding the diversity of humanitySelected yearly by chemistry faculty among female chemistry majors with established academic achievement or the financial need of exceptional female chemistry majorsA certificate; scholarship consists of $1,500 applied toward tuitionAbigail J. Beer
Lubrizol ScholarshipThe Lubrizol Foundation has made annual awards to John Carroll University to be used for scholarships based on scholastic ability. Each year, at least one of these scholarships has been directed towards a Chemistry major.Selected by Chemistry faculty, at least one of the Chemistry scholarships has to be awarded to a diverse student (gender/race). Junior and Senior declared majors with established academic achievement and/or academic potentialA certificate, & name on a plaque; the recipient receives 2/3 of the award. The remaining 1/3 of each award is given to the department in support of teaching.Raneem Altabbaa
Brendan S. Brown
Edmund B. Thomas ScholarshipNamed in honor of Dr. Thomas, a faculty member at JCU from 1936-1975, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman who intends to pursue a major in ChemistrySelected by Chemistry facultyA certificate; scholarship consists of $1,000 applied toward tuition, and is renewable annually as long as the recipient continues their study of Chemistry with a GPA of 3.0 or better.Courtney Wolfe (SR)
Kirsten Ponsart (JR)
Shyla E. McMurtry (SO)
Michelle A. Ritchey (FR)

Click here to view pictures from the 2016 Chemistry Awards Luncheon.