Malcolm Kochert Scholarship

Estimated Amount: The Maclcolm Kochert scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship which could continue in its original amount for four years or until the completion of the degree - which ever comes first* - provided that the following status is maintained:

  • A good citizenship record
  • A GPA of 3.5 or higher, both overall and program GPA
  • Full-time status (12 credit hours or more per semester)
  • Following curriculum for declared major under advisement of a faculty advisor

*For transfer students, depending on the number of credit hours transferred, the duration of the scholarship will vary

Criteria: The Malcolm Kochert Scholarship in Physical Sciences is a prestigious, competitive scholarship awarded to freshman and transfer students of the highest caliber, who plan to pursure degrees in chemistry or geosciences.

Application Requirements:

  • A minimum 3.5 GPA in high school or transferred college courses.
  • Ranking in the upper 10% of your high school class.
  • Any special activites indicating interest in the physical sciences.
  • A vita and a one-page essay stating the reason for interest in chemistry or geosciences.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of them from a science teacher.

A scholarship committee consisting of one faculty member from each degree area and the school dean will select the recipients that meet the criteria above. However, the committee will have the discretion to select any candidate who is deemed worthy of the scholarship, even if his or her qualifications don't match all the criteria.

Renewal Criteria:

  • A good citizenship record
  • A GPA of 3.5 or higher, both overall and program GPA
  • Full-time status (12 credit hours or more per semester)
  • Following curriculum for declared major under advisement of a faculty advisor

Applicant Contact: School of Natural Sciences

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