Winthrop University: Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology - Scholarships & Awards

Chemistry, Physics, and Geology


NSF Chem-STEM Scholarship Program
Applications from incoming chemistry majors are sought for five Chem-STEM scholarships, up to $5,000 annually ($20,000 total). To be eligible for these National Science Foundation (NSF) supported scholarships, applicants must be declared chemistry majors or must be willing to change their major to chemistry. Scholarships will only be awarded for students with unmet financial need as determined from Winthrop's Cost of Attendance minus the student's Expected Family Contribution determined from the completed FAFSA, minus all other grants, scholarships and awards. Application materials, including the application form, transcript requirement, an essay describing your educational and career goals and applicant recommendation form can be found at the Chem-STEM website.

Eagle STEM Scholarship Program
Winthrop's Eagle STEM Scholars Program educates and trains undergraduate biochemistry and chemistry students for direct matriculation into biomedical science and chemistry PhD programs or for direct entry into graduate health professional schools.  Selected scholars are first-generation undergraduate college students with financial need or members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.  The ultimate goal of the Eagle STEM Scholars program is to increase the number of doctoral degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.  More information and application materials can be found at the Eagle STEM website.

Carolinas Chemical Club Scholars
The Carolinas Chemical Club is a group of North and South Carolina Chemical Industry Professionals. This group generously sponsors an annual scholarship presented to Winthrop Chemistry majors each fall as nominated by the faculty.

Research Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Winthrop chemistry majors participate in undergraduate research both on-campus and around the world.


American Chemical Society, Carolina-Piedmont Section Student Awards
The local section of the American Chemical Society sponsors three annual awards to students at colleges and universities in the section. Awards are given for scholastic achievement, undergraduate research and leadership.

American Chemical Society, Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
The American Chemical Society's Division of Analytical Chemistry sponsors an annual award to the undergraduate student demonstrating an aptitude for a career in the field.

Sigma Xi
Sigma Xi is one of the oldest and largest scientific research societies in the world. The Charlotte Chapter sponsors outstanding undergraduate research awards to students participating in research.

Last Updated: 10/4/21