Several scholarships are available through the Physical Science department for students enrolled in and/or intending to major in chemistry, physics, geology, engineering, or science education. The scholarship applications are available in October of each year and decisions are made in December. To apply for any of these scholarships, please print an application (right sidebar) and submit it with a 300-word essay and a copy of your current GRCC transcript to Dr. Bernard Liburd (mailbox 520, Calkins Science Center) by the posted deadline. Your 300 word minimum (500 word maximum) essay must address your career goals and how science and science courses play a role in meeting your career goals. As part of this essay be sure to discuss your future science coursework, the degree(s) you intend to pursue, and the career/profession/job that you seek. If you have questions please contact Dr. Liburd (at 234-3547 or e-mail-- firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of the contact persons for the scholarships.
Scholarship opportunities available:
PHYSICAL SCIENCES FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the Physical Science Faculty to aid GRCC students who plan to study in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. This fund is available to full-time students with a 2.8 or above GPA who are currently enrolled in Physical Science courses. For more information contact Dr. Bernard Liburd, Physical Science 234-3547.
ALBERTUS ELVE SCHOLARSHIP
An award will be given each year to a part-time or full-time student of any race, religion, or cultural background who is enrolled in a Chemistry course. For more information contact Dr. Joe Hesse, Physical Science 234-4259
Selection will be based on academic record. The recipient(s) will be a full-time freshman or sophomore student enrolled in pre-engineering course with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. For more information contact Dr. Tom Neils, Physical Science 234-4219
RICHARD WHERITY CHEMISTRY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has shown a talent for and dedication to the study of chemistry and has attained a 3.0 GPA. This award is renewable for an additional year based on recommendation of the department scholarship committee. For more information contact Dr. Tom Neils, Physical Science 234-4219
WOMEN IN SCIENCE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Two $300 scholarships will be awarded annually to sophomore women who have demonstrated excellence in studying Chemical, Physical, or Biological Sciences. Recipients must intend to continue their education working towards a career in teaching in one of the above areas of science and must have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA in their freshman year at GRCC. Applicants must submit a statement of career intent and a transcript from GRCC including address and phone number(s). Please note this scholarship may be awarded during the Winter semester rather than during the Fall semester. For more information contact Laurie Faber Foster, Biology 234-3989
ARMEN AND PAT OUMEDIAM KETTERING PIPELINE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Armen Oumedian, a graduate of GRJC and Kettering University, to provide GRCC students with an opportunity to study in pre-engineering or related field such as IT, mathematics, or science. This fund is available to second year, full-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who intend to transfer to Kettering University after graduating from GRCC. Students transferring to Kettering University will have the opportunity to apply for and receive a $2,000 Kettering University Scholarship once accepted to KU. For more information contact Dr. Bernard Liburd, Physical Science 234-3547
LJK STEM SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to aid GRCC students who plan to study in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. This fund is available to full-time, Pell Grant eligible second-year students with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the past 2 semesters. For more information contact Dr. Bernard Liburd, Physical Science 234-3547