The Franta Chemistry Special Interest Award

Wittenberg University embraces the life of the mind and promotes high standards of artistic, scholarly, and scientific inquiry among students. The Chemistry Department provides academic opportunities to engage in our mission as you pursue a degree in chemistry and related fields.

The Franta Chemistry Special Interest Award will give you the opportunity to complement your coursework with work study, research, co-curricular activities, or extra-curricular involvement.

Criteria: The Franta Chemistry Special Interest Award is awarded to students who demonstrate an interest in studying chemistry.

Amount: $2,000 per year for a total of $8,000 over four years.

Guidelines: Students must apply by the Priority Deadline of December 1 or the Final Deadline of February 1. Please provide a personal essay describing why you are interested in studying Chemistry at Wittenberg.

Deadline to Apply: December 1 (Priority Deadline); February 1 (Final Deadline)

Expectations: To renew this scholarship, recipients must maintain a cumulative and Chemistry GPA of 3.0 or above. Franta Chemistry Scholars also must maintain satisfactory academic progress in Chemistry courses by completing at least CHEM 162 by the beginning of the second year, at least three chemistry courses by the beginning of the third year, and at least five chemistry courses by the beginning of the fourth year. Recipients will be given priority for the summer research and conference travel support that is available to all Chemistry and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology students and will have the opportunity to participate in academic, co-curricular, or extra-curricular activities related to chemistry. Opportunities for involvement may include assisting faculty in scholarly research, potentially through work study; organizing or aiding campus activities that promote the program; hosting visiting scholars, speakers, or prospective students; providing leadership in student organizations; participating on relevant faculty committees; and engaging in community outreach activities.

Eligibility: Students may receive one Special Interest Award. Interested students must apply separately to be considered for any Special Interest Award. Students may apply for multiple Special Interest Awards but may only receive one. All awards will be renewed for up to four years if the student maintains good academic standing and meets award-specific renewal criteria.

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If you have any questions or concerns, contact Kelsey Ellis at or 937-327-6317.

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