College of Science and Mathematics


Montclair-Graz Sister City Scholarship
Amount: Full Tuition + Academic Year Studying in Graz
Information Sessions: Schmitt Hall room 104, Thursday October 19 (10:00am) and Thursday November 9 (1:00pm)
Deadline: December 3, 2017
Learn More: Sister City Scholarship
Society of American Military Engineers New Jersey Post - 2017 Student Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Learn More: SAME NJ 2017 Student Scholarship


Amount: $10,000 per year for 2 or 3 years
Learn about application requirements and submitting your application
PharmFest Graduate Scholarship
Amount: $3000 per year for 2 years
Criteria: Awarded to a full-time graduate student based on merit in accordance with the admission requirements as outlined by the program.
Novartis Graduate Scholarship
  • Academic Year 2017-18: $2,500 operating expenses
  • Summer 2018 $6,000 research stipend, assuming no funding through another source
  • Academic Year 2018-19 $1,400 operating expenses
Application Deadline: Friday October 6, 2017
  • Full-time graduate student in a relevant master’s program in CSAM:
    • MS Biochemistry
    • MS Chemistry
    • MS Molecular Biology
    • MS Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Commitment to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Prior appropriate work experience, internship or research, etc. with supporting letter(s) of recommendation helpful
  • Award will be based on merit in accordance with the admission requirements as outlined by the program
Application Process:
The following need to be submitted electronically to Dr. Scott Kight, Associate Dean - College of Science and Mathematics at
  • A completed Novartis Scholarship Application
  • A precise and concise statement (not to exceed 2 pages) of interest in a career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Copy(ies) of all college-level transcript(s)
  • Letter of recommendation from a research mentor, academic advisor, or a department chair
  • Research proposal in a field relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and destined to be converted into the student’s master’s thesis
  • Maintain full time status with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 with no grade below a B
  • Be actively involved in the next PharmFest, pharma related activities and selected activities on the Novartis campus and will be eligible for and encouraged to participate in internships at Novartis
  • Participate in an MSU-based student research symposium plus contribute a research presentation at least one professional conference
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
Amount: $5,000
Application Deadline: Closed
  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, CELS 206.
  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
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.

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


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
Criteria: Awarded to Junior chemistry or biochemistry major
Rufus Reed/Dorothy Schroeder Lehmkuhl Scholarship
Criteria: Awarded to a full-time undergraduate female chemistry or biochemistry majors with a minimum GPA of 3.25.