DEADLINE: February 1, 2017
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announces the Grote Chemistry Scholarship Program for 2017. Awards of $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) will be presented to as many as three entering freshmen majoring in Chemistry. The awards are renewable over a four-year period and can be added to other University scholarships and the Tennessee Lottery scholarship. Grote Chemistry Scholarships are named in honor of Dr. Irvine W. Grote, who served as head of the department from 1941 to 1964. Previous Grote Scholars have graduated with distinction and gone on to success in chemistry graduate schools, medical schools, law schools, pharmacy schools, and the chemical industry.
In order to be eligible for a Grote Chemistry Scholarship, a student must meet all of the following requirements:
- Complete a course in high school chemistry with an A or B
- Attain a high school grade point average of 3.5 or above
- Earn a composite score of 26 or above on the ACT exam (1170 on SAT)
- Declare chemistry as the major at UTC
Eligible majors include all BS Chemistry degrees (including chemistry, biochemistry, and STEM education concentrations). Non-chemistry majors (e.g. chemical engineering, biology, nursing, physical therapy) are ineligible for the Grote Scholarship. A chemistry major is ideal for anyone with an interest in medicine or medically related research, dentistry, pharmacy, forensics, the chemical industry, teaching chemistry, patent law, environmental issues, materials, or other science and technology related areas.
A separate “Application for Admission” to the university must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions at UTC by February 1, 2017. The completed Grote Application (submitted online) and two letters of recommendation for the Grote Chemistry Scholarship (emailed) are due February 15, 2017.
Selection of the Grote Chemistry Scholarship recipients is based on academic performance, interest in chemistry, and potential for continued outstanding achievement. Announcement of the awards will be made in middle to late April
For further information contact: Dr. Rebecca Stimson at Rebecca-Stimson@utc.edu
To complete online application, follow the Scholarships link.