The Chemistry Community College Transfer Scholarship

Recipients of the competitive scholarship will receive up to $10,000 per year toward a chemistry degree at UNC. The scholarships are renewable for up to three years. The scholarship will cover tuition, and education-related expenses, thereby eliminating the need to work off-campus.

In addition to financial assistance, scholarship recipients will become part of a student cohort that will have access to a variety of services designed for your success, including:

  • More direct student support from services like Financial Aid and
    Career Services.
  • In-depth degree and career advising from chemistry faculty.
  • Monthly seminars to connect scholars to on-campus student support
    services and chemistry opportunities outside of UNC.
  • Funds to support research experiences and research-related travel.
  • Opportunities to build a career network.
  • Research with faculty.

To Qualify

To be a part of the next Chemistry Community College Transfer Scholarship Cohort, you
must meet the following criteria:

  • Academic background that reflects progress towards an Associate of
    Sciences degree or equivalent
  • A strong desire to obtain a degree in chemistry.
  • 2.5 cumulative college GPA.
  • Demonstrated financial need based upon the Free Application for Federal
    Student Aid.
  • Complete Chemistry Community College Transfer Scholarship Application
    form with two reference forms.

News Brief: UNC chemist receives prestigious National Science Foundation grant

Greeley Tribune (01/21/2010)

The National Science Foundation has awarded a University of Northern Colorado chemist an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant.
Robin Macaluso, assistant professor of Chemistry, will receive $460,000 over five years. The award is given to junior faculty who exemplify the teacher-scholar role through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research, a news release said.
Already, $50,000 has been awarded. The money will be used to for research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers on developing a better understanding of magnetism and superconductivity in intermetallic compounds.
The project will also allow UNC's Math and Science Teaching Institute to train high school chemistry teachers in developing solid-state chemistry instructional materials for kindergarten through 12th grade. Macaluso has taught at UNC since 2006.