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Graduate School and Departmental Awards and Scholarships

* denotes Departmental Awards and Scholarships
Dates will be updated as scholarship information becomes available.

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NameEligibilityApplicationDeadlines
Dissertation Completion Award Doctoral candidate approaching final year of study; 5 page research proposal required. Click for Application Departmental Deadline
January 31, 2014

Graduate School Deadline
February 7, 2014
University Fellowship Award Students in all graduate programs except doctoral programs, provided they are pursuing their first graduate degree. Click for Application Departmental Deadline
January 31, 2014

Graduate School Deadline
February 7, 2014
Carter G. Woodson Scholars Program Minority student with admission to a doctoral program by June 1; and must be planning to seek a teaching or administrative position in higher education. Nominated by Faculty
No Application
Departmental Deadline
January 31, 2014

Graduate School Deadline
February 7, 2014
Jeffrey Lunsford Fellowship Underrepresented graduate student working towards M.S. degree as nominated by faculty. Nominated by Faculty
No Application
Departmental Deadline
January 31, 2014

Graduate School Deadline
February 7, 2014
Rhoten A. Smith Assistantship Program Minority student with departmental teaching or research assistantship as nominated by department faculty. Limited to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents only. Click for Application Departmental Deadline
January 31, 2014

Graduate School Deadline
February 7, 2014
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship For full eligibility requirements, please read the Announcement Cover Letter. Click for Application Departmental Deadline
February 10, 2014

Graduate School Deadline
February 17, 2014
Outstanding Graduate Student Award Outstanding classroom performance and research productivity as nominated by faculty. Nominated by Faculty
Click for Application
March 3, 2014
FUEL Supplemental Assistantship Program Student must be new to NIU; cannot previously attended NIU as a graduate, law, or undergraduate student, except in the case of an NIU baccalaureate degree-recipient who received a Master's or Law degree at another institution and wishes to return to NIU for a Ph.D. or Ed.D. Nominated by Faculty
No Application
March 1, 2013
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award One master's level student and one doctoral level student per department, as nominated by faculty. For full eligibility requirements, please visit the award website. Nominated by Faculty
Click for Application
March 7, 2014
Great Journeys Graduate Assistantship Graduate students as nominated by faculty. Nominated by Faculty
No Application
April 1, 2014
* John D. Graham Scholarship Passed the Ph.D. qualifying exam, outstanding classroom performance, and research productivity. Nominated by Faculty
No Application
April 1, 2014
* Kevin Cull Memorial Teaching Awards Outstanding teaching performance in upper- and lower-level courses. Nominated by Faculty
No Application
April 1, 2014
* Rosalie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry Full-time graduate (or undergraduate) students as nominated by department faculty. Nominated by Faculty
No Application
April 1, 2014

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Departmental Award Information


John D. Graham Scholarship

This endowed scholarship fund has been established by family and friends to honor and memorialize Professor John D. Graham. Jack was a long time faculty member in the NIU Chemistry Department and made considerable contributions to both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Selected by Committee; No Application


Kevin Cull Memorial Teaching Awards

This endowed scholarship fund has been established by the family and friends of Kevin Cull. Kevin completed his Bachelor of Science (1986) and Master of Science (1988) degrees in Chemistry at NIU. Kevin was an outstanding teaching assistant, and this award is given in his honor and memory.

Selected by Committee; No Application


Rosalie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship fund has been established to honor the life and memory of Rosalie Dean Reynolds, the first woman granted tenure in the Department and a member of its faculty from 1961 to 1981. It has been established in honor of her long service to the University and to the Department, and in recognition of her devotion of the profession of teaching.

Selected by Committee; No Application


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External Graduate Scholarships

This page will be updated as information becomes available. For the most accurate information on these awards, please visit the websites below.

NameEligibilityApplication/Deadline
American Chemical Society (ACS) Awards All ACS grant, award, scholarship, and internship opportunities  
ACS Analytical Division Graduate Fellowships Full-time Ph.D. student (analytical chemistry) with 2 years of graduate study completed at start of fellowship. December 13, 2013
ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Graduate Award Symposium Must be a student who is pursuing a graduate degree in the chemical sciences and engineering at the time of the Symposium. (Call for Papers) (Event Flyer) March 24, 2014
ACS Organic Division Fellowship Ph.D. student (organic chemistry) to be held during their third or fourth year of study. May 31
Annually
Baxter Young Investigator Awards Currently enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, and must be the person primariliy responsible for the research described. June 30, 2014
Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Students must apply online and submit a journal publication or conference presentation that supports fuel cycle research that was published or presented between December 2011 and the date of the student's application. Papers that have been accepted are eligible. Click for Full Eligibility Requirements. March 16, 2014
Online Application
Iota Sigma Pi - National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry Woman graduate student, nominated by departmental faculty. February 15
Annually
Sigma Xi (NIU Chapter) Graduate Student Presentation Competition Graduate students in all scientific and engineering disciplines are encouraged to participate. (Event Flyer) March 18, 2014
Deadline for Abstract Submissions
Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Midwest Chapter Scholarship Full-time undergraduate or graduate student in chemistry, biology, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, or allied sciences; full-time Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, or Wisconsin resident. October 15
Annually
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Graduate students must be enrolled for 2012-13; have a declared major of Biology, Biochemistry, or related field; have an accumulative undergraduate GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and maintain a GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during Graduate School. August 1, 2014
Deadline for Fall 2014-15 Semester

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