Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Awards: Non-Senior Awards

The department of chemistry and biochemistry recognizes outstanding students in their majors at the end of each academic year. Exceptional students are nominated by the chemistry faculty for the following awards. Awards are presented in April or May each year.

Fr. Morrissey Medals—Awarded to the “outstanding student” in each year’s group of chemistry majors enrolled in the majors classes.

Analytical Chemistry Award—For outstanding achievement in scholarship. The analytical award consists of an 8-month subscription to the journal Analytical Chemistry. Awarded to the top student in Chemistry 212.

CRC Press Freshman achievement award—In recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in chemistry during the freshman year. Awarded to a student enrolled in the majors class. The award consists of the 84th Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

Fuch Scholarship $1500—Awarded to a freshman student with outstanding scholarship enrolled in the majors class. This scholarship has a strong needs component.

Cassaretto Scholarship $5000—Awarded to a sophomore chemistry major, enrolled in the majors class, with established academic merit. This scholarship has a strong needs component.

Students must apply for the following scholarship:
Robert A. Mode Memorial Scholarship for Chemistry—This full tuition scholarship will be available to a current junior standing chemistry major returning in the fall at senior standing.
Applicants who wish to be considered must:

  • Be full time undergraduate chemistry major.
  • Intend to pursue a career in Chemistry.
  • Be enrolled full time with senior standing for the following academic year.
  • Have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 as of fall term of junior year (and also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of the spring semester).
  • Have a completed current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

The recipient will be chosen based upon their academic record and scholarship essay, financial need is not a requirement but will be considered. Applications are available at the beginning of the spring semester in the Chemistry Department Office in Flanner Hall room 125. Application Deadline: March 15. Students who intend to pursue a career in the health profession will be ranked lower.