Thanks to generous gifts from WSU alumni and friends, the Department of Chemistry is able to offer academic scholarships to eligible undergraduate and graduate students on the Pullman campus.

Each year, the department awards more than $45,000 in scholarships to our majors. The support provided by these funds helps students engage in activities that further expand their horizons and foster success.

How to apply

Undergraduate and graduate students who complete the WSU General Scholarship Application each year are automatically considered for more than 700 scholarships at the Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, and University-level.

Completed scholarship applications must be submitted no later than January 31 for the following academic year.

Incoming students who have applied for admission to WSU may submit a scholarship application while they are waiting for a decision.

Award notification

Scholarship recipients will be notified via email in late March.

General eligibility

For both undergraduate and graduate students

  • An incoming or continuing student in good standing at WSU Pullman.
  • Enrolled in or a stated intention to enroll in a degree program offered by the Department of Chemistry.
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Some scholarships may have alternate or additional criteria.
  • Need-based scholarship also require a completed FAFSA or WASFA. Visit WSU Student Financial Services for information and deadlines for these forms.

A sample of available awards

Our named scholarships reflect the interests and desires of its donors. Students who complete the WSU general scholarship application each year are considered for all funds which they qualify for. Both merit-based and need-based scholarships are available.

Chemistry scholarships include:

Art & Helen Brunstad Scholarship

Beverly Casebier Memorial Scholarship

Julian Culbertson Scholarship

Edwin Fankauser/Guthrie Edward & Dipaolo Beth Scholarship

Melvin J. Gortatowski Scholarship

Edwin Hart Chemistry Scholarship

McFadden/Yount Undergraduate Scholarship in Biochemistry and Chemistry

Harvey K. Murer Memorial Scholarship

Stephen Rayner Scholarship

Ellen & William Shelton Endowed Scholarship

Bud and Joan Simmons Scholarship in Chemistry

Gardner Stacy Research Endowment