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Department of Chemistry

​Scholarships and Awards


Scholarships for Chemistry Majors: 

  • Peter Fuqua Memorial Scholarship - $500
    Established by the family of Peter Fuqua, a 1971 graduate of our department. It is presented annually to a junior chemistry major in recognition of academic accomplishments and of involvement in campus and/or community activities including support for the needy. Apply by March 30
  • Thalacker-Trytten Scholarship - $2000 or more
    Provided for by an endowment from Victor Thalacker, a graduate of our department, in memory of his professor and mentor Roland Trytten. It is awarded to a high-achieving undergraduate student majoring in either Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.  Apply by March 30


Scholarships for Chemistry or Biochemistry Majors:

  • Bondeson Excellence in Research Scholarship - $500 Created in memory of Stephen Bondeson, a 1974 UWSP graduate and former faculty member at UWSP (1980-2009). It is awarded to a chemistry or biochemistry junior who is involved in a research project at UWSP. Application Form - Apply by March 30
  • Hansen Memorial Scholarship - $700
    Created in honor of William C. Hansen, a 1911 UWSP graduate and 7th chancellor of UWSP (1940-1962). It is awarded to a deserving chemistry or biochemistry sophomore.  Apply by March 30
  • Kaczmarek Scholarship - $700
    Provided for by an endowment from Gilbert J. Kaczmarek, a graduate of our department. It is awarded to a chemistry or biochemistry major for distinguished achievement in academics, leadership and a demonstrated potential for success as a chemist.  Apply by March 30


The Department of Chemistry administers 14 awards to recognize outstanding student performance in the chemistry curriculum. The recipient of each award is, in general, decided via a nomination and balloting process by the faculty of the department. Awards are presented annually in the later portion of the spring semester.

Complete List of Chemistry Scholarships and Awards