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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 at the Pioneer Award Ceremony in May.

  • 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.
  • Chemical Rubber Company First-Year Student 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 in Chemistry Major Award
  • Department of Chemistry Outstanding Senior in Biochemistry Major Award
  • Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. This 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.