Thanks to the continued generosity of the Dr. Marvin and Sophye M. Gold Family Foundation, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry can support promising young chemists with financial need and encourage undergraduates to pursue careers in the chemical profession.

Application Materials:

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • A statement of your financial need.
  • A statement of your plans to use your Chemistry degree in your career.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

*This award is considered financial aid, and will affect your financial aid package for this academic year.*

The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • The student must be a regularly enrolled Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemistry-Materials Science major in their sophomore to senior year.
  • The student must have shown aptitude and promise as demonstrated by laboratory and class work, as a potentially creative individual for the chemical profession.
  • The student is preferably not at the top of their academic class, but would be at the B to A- level.
  • The student’s family must demonstrate a real financial need for support.

Applications must be emailed to the Undergraduate Office ( by Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 5:00PM.

For more information, please contact the Undergraduate Office ( or stop by our office (Young Hall 4009).