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Scholarships

The Department of Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene has three types of scholarships that can provide financial aid in conjunction with the support a student may receive from other sources.

Endowed Scholarships

Application Deadline February 15
Award values $400–$2000 per year, up to 4 years
Criteria to remain qualified
  • Make satisfactory progress toward graduation with a major in professional chemistry or industrial hygiene
  • Enroll in at least one chemistry or industrial hygiene course for both fall and spring semesters
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all chemistry and industrial hygiene courses
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all courses

The Department has 12 endowed scholarships available, and of those, 7 are available to incoming first year students. Students majoring in professional chemistry or industrial hygiene may apply for an endowed scholarship. Awards are made on the basis of academic achievements and the potential for future excellence as indicated by letters of recommendation.

Several of the endowed scholarships have additional criteria such as that the recipient must be from a high school in Colbert County or that the recipient must be an active participate in the North Alabama Chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society.

NIOSH Scholarships

Application Deadlines

April 30 for Fall Semester

November 1 for Spring Semester

Award value $1500
Criteria to remain qualified
  • Make satisfactory progress toward graduation with a major in industrial hygiene
  • Enroll in at least one chemistry or industrial hygiene course for both fall and spring semesters
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all industrial hygiene courses
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in all courses
  • Participate actively in the UNA Industrial Hygiene Student Association

The Department has been awarded a training grant by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Currently, this grant provides for several scholarships that are awarded for a one-year period and are renewable for up to four years.

One-Semester Scholarships

Application Deadlines

May 1 for Fall

November 1 for Spring

Typical Award values $100–$400

All chemistry majors and industrial hygiene majors are eligible to apply for a one-semester scholarship. Both financial need and scholastic achievement are considered in awarding these scholarships

All Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene Endowed Scholarships and NIOSH scholarships use the same application form. The selection committee considers each application for all of the available scholarships that applicant qualifies for. Application forms for one-semester scholarships can be obtained by:

writing:

Department of Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene
UNA Box 5049
Florence, AL 35632-0001

phone:

(256) 765-4622

fax:

(256) 765-4958

e-mail:

bsolive@una.edu