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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Departmental Undergraduate Awards

Below is a list of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate scholarships and awards that were awarded at University Awards Day, April 20, 2017.

Applications for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate scholarships and awards are taken once a year. The availability of scholarships and awards can vary from year to year.  Normally the call is sent out to all undergraduate students via blackboard and is posted on our website in February or March.  The call indicates what scholarships and awards students can apply for the upcoming year, the requirements, and the due date.  Recipients are announced and recognized at the annual University Awards Day in April.



ACS Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry
  • Vincent Esposito
ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry Undergraduate Chemistry Award
  • Michael Bagley
ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award
  • Thomas Michael Moore
Analytical Chemistry Award of the American Chemical Society
  • Izlen Peksenar
Betty R. Fundenberg Undergraduate Biomedical Research Award (2 Funded at $500)
  • Julia C. Bian
  • Izlen Peksenar
Drew Becker Award ($2,000)
  • Brandon Scott Spivey
Hiram and Lawanda Allen Award for Excellence in Chemistry ($500)
  • Thomas Michael Moore
Royal Society of Chemistry Certificate of Excellence
  • Walter Hambrick
South Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society Outstanding Undergraduate
  • William Ray Capell
The Max G. Gergel Award (2 Funded @ $1,500)
  • Samuel H. Collinsworth
  • Kristen E. Young


Hiram and Lawanda Allen Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry (full scholarship)
  • William Christopher Morris
Joseph W. and Julia L. Bouknight Scholarship ($10,000)
  • Alex Scott Turner
Tommy L. & Fred E. Hickman, III Scholarship ($2,500)
  • Adrian Thomas Hines
Victor W. Laurie Junior Year Scholarship ($2,000)
  • Rebekah Ann Parris
Victor W. Laurie Senior Year Scholarship ($2,000)
  • Courtney Elizabeth Patterson