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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Admissions & Financial Aid

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Financial Aid and Awards

Financial Aid

Many undergraduate students at the University of Denver receive need-based and/or merit-based financial aid. Some scholarships are designated for majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Eligibility for financial aid is coordinated through the Office of Financial Aid.

Departmental Awards

The Chemistry Department has a number awards that are presented to deserving students.

James Balafas Award in Organic Chemistry

Awarded to an outstanding student in organic chemistry. The award was established in memory of James Balafas, a former graduate student in the Department.

Essie White Cohn Award

Plaque and cash award to an outstanding junior or senior women chemistry or biochemistry majors. This award is in honor of Essie White Cohn, a former faculty member in Chemistry.

Michael Sherwood King Recognition Award

Awarded to the outstanding junior chemistry or biochemistry major. This fund was created in memory of Michael (Tyke) Sherwood King, a former DU student.

Chemical Rubber Company Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award

A "Handbook of Chemistry and Physics" awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding record in first year chemistry courses.

Department of Chemistry Outstanding Senior Chemistry or Biochemistry Major Award Plaque

A yearly award goes out to an outstanding senior chemistry and/or biochemistry major student.

Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry

Award consists of a nine-month subscription to the journal, Analytical Chemistry, and an honorary membership in the Division of Analytical Chemistry for the same period.