Scholarships

College of Science and Mathematics

Undergraduate

Graduate

The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
Amount: $5,000
Application Deadline: TBA
Criteria:
  1. The Graduate Summer Research Fellowship is available to MA/MS students in CSAM who are completing their first year of a research-based thesis program.
  2. Students should submit a two-page research proposal, with summer goals/timeline. This proposal must include full contact information including phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  3. Students should submit courses/grades from first year (unofficial transcript suffice plus predictions of grades in courses currently being taken can be appended as a separate list).
  4. Students should obtain and submit a letter of support from her or his faculty thesis advisor/mentor including a statement that research will take place with the mentor over this coming summer.
  5. Applications should be submitted directly to the Dean’s Office, Richardson Hall Room 263.
  6. The recipient and her/his mentor will be notified via e-mail. Please note that the mentor and the awardee(s) will be invited and recognized at the CSAM Awards and Recognition event sometime in May.
Mrs. Margaret Sokol has provided CSAM students with an opportunity to advance their education. The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship will provide a $5,000.00 stipend to a talented M.S. or M.A. graduate student to conduct research on their thesis at MSU during the summer.
Any CSAM science graduate student who has completed one year of graduate study, is working on a research thesis, and will return to MSU for the fall semester is eligible to apply.
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship in Science
Amount: $10,000
Application Deadline: TBA
Criteria: 

The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship in Science is a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) award to a graduating natural science major from the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM) at Montclair State University who will pursue formal, full-time graduate study leading to a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree at an accredited institution of higher learning. This award will be restricted to students in the disciplines of Biology, Molecular Biology, Geoscience, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry. Each year one graduating senior will be selected to receive one of these $10,000 Fellowships. Applications will be reviewed following the fall semester and announcement of the award will be made in the spring each year.
 
The recipient of the award will be given a $5,000 stipend upon verification of enrollment for the first year of graduate study, and the additional $5,000 when she/he verifies that approximately half of the graduate program has been completed. The second $5,000 portion will be placed in trust in an interest bearing account. The recipient will receive both the principal and interest at the time of the second award. In the event that the Fellow does not continue in the graduate program, the second award will not be granted and the money will be returned to the fund at Montclair State University.
 
Candidates for the award must have completed at least 60 semester hours at Montclair State University with at least 24 semester hours completed in their natural science major at Montclair State University by graduation. Candidates must submit formal application to the Department Chair on the form provided. Each department chair may nominate no more than one applicant in each discipline to the Dean, who will consult with the CSAM department chairs prior to making a determination of the award recipient.
Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Scholarships
Amount: $1,500 to $7,000 per year
The Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Graduate Scholarships are available to qualified new graduate students who have not previously earned a master's degree. To be eligible, students must be fully matriculated into a graduate degree program either on a full- or part-time basis by the time the Scholarship is awarded. The scholarships will provide tuition for 2 semesters for a maximum of 24 semester credits for full-time students and 12 credits for part-time students. Recipients must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average each semester of the award.
Application Deadline: TBA
For full details and an online application for this scholarship, please visit the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Scholarships website.

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Undergraduate

Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Marc L. Kasner Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Gawley/Becker Science Education Award
Amount: Varies
Criteria: Final semester student must complete comprehensive science requirements to be determined by Chemistry and Biochemistry department chair and faculty.
Ralph R. Miano Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Criteria: Full time undergraduate majoring in chemistry, enrolled in a program which will qualify the student for NJ teacher certification, who will achieve senior standing in the Fall semester in which the scholarship is awarded.
Nancy Sandelin Paisley Award
Amount: $100
Criteria: Undergraduate in the Foods and Nutrition Program who has completed both Fundamentals of Biochemistry and has high overall academic achievement, good character and potential to contribute to profession. or Human Ecology
George Placek Award
Amount: Varies
Criteria: Most outstanding sophomore scholar in Chemistry classes.
Margaret and Herman Sokol Freshman Chemistry Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Criteria: Incoming freshmen chemistry majors recommended by their high school principals and/or high school chemistry teachers.
Racemics Scholarship
Amount:
Criteria: Awarded to Junior chemistry or biochemistry major
Rufus Reed/Dorothy Schroeder Lehmkuhl Scholarship
Amount:
Criteria: Awarded to a full-time undergraduate female chemistry or biochemistry majors with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Graduate

Margaret And Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship In Chemistry
Amount:
Criteria: Awarded to a senior chemistry or biochemistry major accepted into a doctorate program in chemistry or a closely allied field at an approved graduate school. Must exhibit academic excellence and potential for success in doctoral studies and research.
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
Amount:
Criteria: The award will provide a summer stipend to a M.S. or M.A. graduate student to conduct research on their thesis at MSU during the summer. Any CSAM science graduate student who has completed one year of graduate study, is working on a research thesis, is eligible to apply.
PharmFest Graduate Scholarship
Amount:
Criteria: Awarded to a full-time graduate student based on merit in accordance with the admission requirements as outlined by the program