Special Chemistry Prize

An award for outstanding service to the Department of Chemistry

Past Recipients

2012 – Marina C. Metzler
2012 – Bennett A. Thompson (Highland, IN)
2011 – Lindsey Aurora
2010 – J. David Gatz (Delaware, OH)
2009 – J. David Gatz (Delaware, OH)
2008 – Devon R. Rayasa (Mentor, OH)
2007 – Elizabeth A. Villar (Elizabeth, NJ)
2006 – Jonathan V. Rowe (Marion, OH)
2006 – Ryan J. Yoder (Urbana, OH)

Second-Year Chemistry Major Chemistry Faculty Prize

An award to second-year chemistry major(s) for their academic accomplishments

Past Recipients

2012 – Daniel R. Firehammer
2011 – Christian A. Kissig
2011 – Jean Clerel Djamen Gueya
2010 – Marina C. Metzler
2009 – Duy Phuong Hua (Vietnam)
2008 – Anne V. Edwards (Salt Lake City, UT)
2008 – J. David Gatz (Delaware, OH)
2007 – Emily M. Turner (Louisville, KY)
2007 – Rachel A. Weintraub (Darnestown, MD)

Third-Year Chemistry Major Chemistry Faculty Prize

An award to third-year major(s) for their academic accomplishments

Past Recipients

2012 – Bradley P. Turnwald
2011 – Xituo Meng
2011 – Anna Spencer
2010 – Duy Phuong Hua (Vietnam)
2009 – Jena M. Jenkins (Akron, OH)
2009 – Andrew P. Riley (Westborough, MA)
2008 – Corbin J. Brangham (Delaware, OH)
2008 – Tiffiny D. Rye (Delaware, OH)
2007 – Erin N. Hoagland (Springfield, OH)
2006 – Brian M. Siller (Chardon, OH)

Julian Higley Prize

An award for meritorious scholarship in chemistry and promise of professional attainment

Past Recipients

2012 – Bennett Thompson (Highland, IN)
2011 – Duy Phuong Hua (Vietnam)
2011 – Hanwen Bai
2011 – Patricia J. Troy
2010 – Rita Cook (Sidney, OH)
2010 – Sarah Cook (Sidney, OH)
2009 – Emily M. Turner (Louisville, KY)
2008 – Erin N. Hoagland (Springfield, OH)
2008 – Daniel Freed-Pastor (Canfield, OH)
2007 – Jordan J. Darr (Port Clinton, OH)
2007 – Yun Kyoung (Claire) Ryu (Seoul, Korea)
2006 – Selma Duhovic (Brighton, MA)
2006 – Jahnvi Purwar (Mumbai, India)

Ralph V. Sinnett Prize

An award for outstanding achievement in chemical research by a student

Past Recipients

2012 – Xituo Meng
2012 – Bennett A. Thompson (Highland, IN)
2011 – Marina C. Metzler
2011 – Bennett A. Thompson (Highland, IN)
2010 – Anne V. Edwards (Salt Lake City, UT)
2010 – Andrew P. Riley (Westborough, MA)
2009 – Daniel J. Krofcheck (Delaware, OH)
2008 – Ryan J. Yoder (Urbana, OH)
2007 – Daniel R. Albert (Sandusky, OH)

GURU Award

Given to a chemistry student who demonstrates growth in their understanding of a computer as a computing platform for professional work

Past Recipients

2009 – Daniel J. Krofcheck (Delaware, OH)
2009 – Bennett A. Thompson (Highland, IN)
2008 – Kelly E. Haines (Hilliard, OH)
2007 – Elizabeth A. Villar (Elizabeth, NJ)
2006 – Hatem H. Helal

Schafer Chemistry Scholarship

The Charles H. and Magdalen Schafer Chemistry Scholarship in Honor of Professor G.O. Higley is an annual scholarship for the following year given to one or more outstanding chemistry majors entering their third year. The student(s) shall be selected to receive the award on the basis of his or her excellence of personal character and academic interest and achievement in chemistry.

The amount of the award is determined by the earnings of the endowment for the scholarship. Half of the award is used by the University to support the scholarship the student is already receiving. The remaining half may be used to reduce the student’s financial obligation to the University. The student is asked to consult with the financial aid office to learn specifically how his/her financial aid package may be affected by the award.

Past Recipients

2012 – Hong Kai Zhao
2012 – Jenna E. Reeger
2012 – Brianna L. Barnes
2011 – Bradley P. Turnwald