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Department of Chemistry

​Scholarships and Awards


Scholarship for Incoming First-Year Chemistry Majors (Fall 2016) 

Trytten Scholarship 

Awarded to an outstanding high school senior entering UWSP in fall 2016. Apply by January 31, 2016 



Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students

 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. Awarded in Spring
  • 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.  Awarded in Spring


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 - Awarded in Spring
  • 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.  Awarded in Spring
  • 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.  Awarded in Spring


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