Financial Aid

UConn's Office of Student Financial Aid Services provides resources for scholarships, grants, loans, need-based financial aid, veteran's benefits, and student employment. Financial aid, including grants and loans, is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

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UConn Merit Scholarships

Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for most merit scholarships administered by the University of Connecticut.

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Chemistry Scholarships & Awards

ACS Hach Land Grant Scholarship

In order to promote chemical education, the Hach Scientific Foundation created the ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship for undergraduate chemistry majors who express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. The $10,000/year scholarship is renewable.

American Institute of Chemists Award

This award is given by the New England Chapter of the American Institute of Chemists to honor an outstanding senior in each of the majors of chemistry, chemical engineering, and biochemistry in recognition of potential advancement of the chemical professions. The award is based on the student's demonstrated record of leadership, ability, character, and scholastic achievement. The award consists of a certificate and a one year associate membership in the AIC.

C. William R. Granquist, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

William R. Granquist, Jr., a chemistry major and UConn graduate (1983), died in an explosion at the Ensign-Bickford Co. on August 16, 1984. His parents, many of his friends, and the Ensign-Bickford Co. have established a scholarship fund in his memory. The $2000 scholarship (consisting of two payments of $1000, paid at the beginning of each semester) will be awarded to a junior or senior chemistry major at UConn. Applications are submitted to the Chemistry Department each Spring; selection is based on scholarship, financial need, and, to a lesser extent, extracurricular activities.

Catherine Isabella DeStefano Rossi Scholarship

Catherine Rossi was a graduate student at the University of Connecticut. She became ill and passed away during her graduate studies. This scholarship, established as part of her estate, is awarded to chemistry majors entering their junior or senior year. The $2000 scholarship (consisting of two payments of $1000, paid at the beginning of each semester) will be awarded to a junior or senior chemistry major at UConn. It is based on scholarship and financial need. Priority consideration is given to high school graduates of the West Morris, New Jersey School District.

Connecticut Valley ACS Section Award

This award is given by the local section of the American Chemical Society to the most outstanding chemistry major in each of the institutions within the section's jurisdiction. The award includes a one year membership to the ACS, a subscription to a journal of the recipient's choice, and a certificate. All student award recipients are guests of the section at a luncheon held in April. Awardees are encouraged to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium which takes place immediately before the luncheon.

CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award

The CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award is presented to undergraduate chemistry majors for achievements in General Chemistry. The award consists of a CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

Dr. Victor Rizza Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Victor Rizza Scholarship Fund provides financial support for an outstanding Chemistry student for up to 4 years. Candidates must be from Connecticut, must be on the Dean's List, and be majoring in chemistry. Scholars will receive $3000 per academic year.

Glen Irani M.D. Award

The Glenn Irani M.D. Award will be given to a rising Junior undergraduate Chemistry Major who is planning to go to medical school after graduation. The award of $2,500 will be paid in two installments of $1,250 in the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year provided that the recipient continues satisfactory academic progress. This award has been made available by the generosity of the Irani Foundation.

Roland Ward Thesis Award

This award is given to the best thesis. It was established through the generosity of the Roland Ward Family to encourage greater undergraduate participation in research and to foster better writing skills as part of the educational process. This award includes $500.

More Information

For additional information on fees, financial assistance, and resources, refer to UConn's Student Consumer Information page.