Undergraduate Aid and Awards
Beckman Scholars Program
The Beckman Scholars Program provides scholarships that contribute significantly to advancing the education, research training, and personal development of select students in chemistry, biochemistry, and the biological and medical sciences. The sustained, in-depth undergraduate research experiences and comprehensive faculty mentoring are unique in terms of program scope, content, and level of scholarship awards.
The Robert V. Dilts Award
Awarded to a student who excels in analytical chemistry, with preference given to a student who is planning a career in the field.
2022 winner – Campbell Flower
The Thomas W. Martin Award
Established in 1993 in memory of Thomas W. Martin, professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt from 1957 to 1991. Presented annually to a graduating chemistry major who has excelled in physical chemistry and plans to attend graduate school in chemistry.
2022 winner – Sophia Vogelsang
Organic Chemistry Award
Given annually to a graduating senior who has excelled in organic chemistry, either having earned the highest grades in the courses taken or having done outstanding research in organic chemistry.
2022 winner – Nicole Wright
The Mark M. Jones Award
Awarded to an outstanding student in inorganic chemistry, with preference given to a student who has excelled in research.
2022 winner – Kathryn Fink
The Merck Index Award
Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior who is pursuing medical school or graduate school.
2022 winner – Jennifer Young
The Outstanding Chemistry Award
Presented annually to a graduating senior majoring in chemistry who has been adjudged the most distinguished in undergraduate research in chemistry.
2022 winners – Robert Gotschalk, Long Viet Than
Donald E. Pearson Outstanding Senior Award
Presented annually to a graduating senior planning graduate work in chemistry, who, in the opinion of the faculty of the Department of Chemistry, shows the most promise for an outstanding career.
2022 winners – Bethanie Stauffer, Matthew Tremblay
American Chemical Society Awards
Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Award
Given annually by the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society with the purpose of recognizing “outstanding achievement by undergraduate students in physical chemistry and to encourage further pursuits in the field”.
2022 winner – Sophie Vogelsang
Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research
Beginning in 2010, the award was designated by the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research “to recognize the collaborative research of an outstanding undergraduate student/preceptor team in the field of inorganic chemistry, as broadly defined.”
2021 winners – Eric Ho, Tony Peng