Supporting the Department of Chemistry
Chemistry General Scholarship Fund
The Chemistry General Scholarship fund supports the Awards for the outstanding undergraduate students in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and the Outstanding Senior Award. This fund also supports the Alfred E. Levinson Award for Outstanding Teaching, which recognizes outstanding teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chemistry. This award was established in honor of Alfred E. Levinson, Professor of Chemistry at PSU from 1963 to 1994, recognizing the value that Al placed on excellence in teaching.
The Larry Vockler Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established to honor Larry Vockler, founder of ICD High Performance Coatings. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding sophomore chemistry major, and is intended to help promising students complete their studies.
The Clyde Johnson Scholarship Fund
This award was established in honor of Clyde Johnson, the Founding Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry at PSU from 1950 to 1964. The award recognizes the outstanding junior chemistry major and provides a scholarship for his or her senior year.
Paul Emmett Award Fund
This award was established in honor of Paul Emmett, Professor of Chemistry at PSU from 1971 to 1985, member of the National Academy of Science, and friend and brother-in-law of Linus Pauling. This award recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry in his or her penultimate year.
Chemistry Department General Fund
This fund supports a variety of activities that contribute to the academic experience of our undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty, including the departmental seminar program where local, national, and international scientists present their work to the Chemistry Department.