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Awards and Scholarships (Science-Oriented)

For a comprehensive list of scholarships and other financial aid resources,
please go to Student Financial Services.

Muskingum University Science Division Scholarship - $500-$3,000 per year

An academic scholarship directed toward outstanding students pursuing a degree in the natural and physical sciences.

Science Scholars:
2016 - 2017  
2015 - 2016  
2014 - 2015  
2013 - 2014  
2012 - 2013  

To be considered for the Science Division Scholarship, a student must:

  1. Be admitted to Muskingum University as a full-time student.
  2. Show evidence of outstanding scholarship in terms of academic grades, class standing and performance on the ACT/SAT examination(s).
  3. Present an essay (200-500 words) describing interest in science, experience in science related activities, and career goals.
  4. Show participation in extra-curricular activities. Activities which demand thought, repetition, and perfection of technique will receive special positive attention.
  5. Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school science (or math) teacher.
  6. Submit the Science Division/Choose Ohio First Scholarship Application Form (attached).

*Materials must be submitted between January 1 and March 15 of the student's senior year in high school.

The Gill Scholarship - The Dr. A. Bruce Gill, M.D. and Mabel Woodrow Gill Endowment Fund for Science

2016 - 2017 Gill Scholar: Kaylee Hunt
2015 - 2016 Gill Scholar: Stephanie Clark
2014 - 2015 Gill Scholar: Kelli Stack
2013 - 2014 Gill Scholar: Kelli Stack
2012 - 2013 Gill Scholar: Adrian McCutcheon
2011 - 2012 Gill Scholar: Jendy Weppler

The Gill Scholarship is awarded by the Science Division faculty to an outstanding student majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics who is pursuing a degree in a medical field. Students are nominated by science faculty early in the Spring Semester. Faculty reserves the right to not grant an award during a given year.


  1. A minimum of 3.5 GPA overall.
  2. A University academic record indicating timely progress toward the fulfillment of the requirements for medical school.
  3. Must be majoring in biology, chemistry, or physics.
  4. Must demonstrate active involvement with the community.
  5. Junior preferred.

The Carolyn and Glenn Hodges Student Research Fund

The Carolyn and Glenn Hodges Student Research Fund provides funding for awards for excellence undergraduate student research presentations and posters under the guidance of faculty mentors during Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week. Undergraduate and Sch. Funds are requested by completing an Undergraduate Research Prospectus that is evaluated by faculty. A report that include budget expenditures and a project summary is due by May 1 of the academic year of the project.

The Ohio Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering Scholarship Program

$1,250 two year programs and $2,500 for four year programs.

Deadline is April 15, 2017.

These merit based, nonrenewable, scholarships will be given to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students must be in the final year of the program by the autumn term of 2016. Awardees will be selected by an Academy appointed panel using a blind review process. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, personal protection equipment, tools, instruments and field equipment but not housing.

Scholarship awardees will be selected on:

  1. Academic record with an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  2. Education, employment, and/or internships, honors/awards, profession memberships, publications, presentations given and professional meetings attended, and community service
  3. Reasons for choosing a career in environmental science or environmental engineering and how the scholarship will help
  4. Original research, scholarship, employment, and/or internships, or other unique contributions to environmental science or engineering
  5. Extracurricular activities and participation in organizations that demonstrate leadership, interpersonal skills and social responsibilities
  6. Letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals.

All submissions will again be done online.

Undergraduate External Scholarships

AES Engineers Scholarship
AES is pleased to be able to continue providing scholarships to high school seniors or college students (regardless of courses being studied) who meet certain criteria. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Amount of award:   $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2017

Essay's will be submitted to:

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

*Number and amount of awards subject to individual financial need and available funding.

Choose Appalachian Teaching Scholarship
The CAT scholarship program is for future adolescent-to-young-adult (AYA) mathematics and science teachers in southern and eastern Ohio. CAT scholarships are undergraduate scholarships for two, three, or four years in the amount of $4,000 per year at Muskingum University. More information and an application can be found at

April 21, 2017