Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Scholarship, Fellowship and Award Information

Several scholarships, fellowships and awards are available at Colorado State University (CSU) to eligible undergraduate chemistry majors. These honors do not have to be repaid, unlike student loans. Scholarships, fellowships and awards are available through both the Department of Chemistry (CHEM) and the College of Natural Sciences (CNS).

Detailed information on available CNS scholarships, their eligibility requirements and application instructions can be found at In addition to CHEM and CNS scholarships, fellowships and awards, there are numerous scholarship opportunities at CSU and can be found at

Applicants for all CHEM, CNS and CSU awards must use the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA) system located at

The following scholarships, fellowships and awards are available to eligible undergraduate students majoring in chemistry:

Chemistry Undergraduate Scholarship: Established to encourage contributions from Department of Chemistry alumni and friends in support of chemistry undergraduate students. This scholarship is awarded to several top performing undergraduate chemistry majors each year.

Clifford C. Hach Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of, Clifford C. Hach, founder of the Hach Company, by his wife Kathryn Hach-Darrow. This scholarship provides support for exceptional undergraduates in the field of chemistry.

Cornell Stanhope Scholarship Fund: This scholarship, awarded to a first-year incoming chemistry major, is representative of Dr. Cornell Stanhope’s lifelong dedication to chemistry.

Dr. Harry Puleston Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established to recognize Dr. Harry Puleston by the scholarship’s founder, Dr. Rodney Otzenberger, for the pivotal role Dr. Puleston played in the Dr. Otzenberger’s selection of chemistry as a major and his pursuit a doctoral degree. It also commemorates the memory of Dr. Otzenberger’s parents, Kenneth M. and Florence L. Otzenberger. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophmore, junior or senior majoring in chemistry with good academic grades.

Dr. Jennifer Dawn Alexander Scholarship: This scholarship was created as a remembrance of Dr. Jennifer Dawn Alexander’s research impact by Bruce and Carolyn Edlund. It also commemorates her bright and affable personality. This scholarship provides support to undergraduate students majoring in chemistry who have made a significant impact upon, or who hold exceptional promise in, the field of chemistry.

G. H. Whiteford Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in chemistry who is planning on a teaching career in science.

George Splittgerber Scholarship in Chemistry: This scholarship was established by alumnus Dr. Glenn Boutilier (B.S. 1974) and his wife Donna to honor longtime CSU chemistry professor, Dr. George Splittgerber.

The Mark P. Sweet Chemistry Scholarship: This scholarship was created in memory of alumnus Mark Sweet (Ph.D. 1989) by his family. This fund benefits students majoring in organic chemistry within the chemistry department in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University.

Marshall Fixman Fellowship: This fellowship was established in honor of Dr. Marshall  Fixman, University Distinguished Professor and professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry at CSU. The purpose of the fund is to provide stipends to undergraduate students participating in CSU’s Theoretical Chemistry Summer Research Program.

Nancy E. Levinger Undergraduate Research FellowshipAlumnus Kyle Kung (B.S. 1996) established this fellowship in honor of his professor and mentor, Dr. Nancy E. Levinger.

Professor Leslie DiVerdi Scholarship: Established in honor of Dr. Leslie DiVerdi, a professor of Chemistry at CSU from 1989 to 2009, by Dr. Joseph DiVerdi. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to benefit undergraduate students majoring in chemistry with an emphasis on those interested in physical chemistry.

R. G. Gustavson Memorial Award: This award was established to honor Dr. Reuben G. Gustavson, former CSU professor, for his abilities as a teacher and his involvement and genuine concern for his students. This award provides support to undergraduate students majoring in chemistry.