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Iota Sigma Pi
Student Awards, Scholarships, and Internships

Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research
Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry
Gladys Anderson Emerson Scholarship
Members-at-Large Reentry Award

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Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research
(annual award)
[List of Award Winners]

Criteria

The Anna Louise Hoffman Award recognizes outstanding achievement in chemical research by a woman graduate student. At the time of nomination, the candidate must be a full-time (as defined by the candidate’s institution) woman graduate student who is a candidate for a graduate degree in an accredited institution. The research presented by the candidate must be original research that can be described by one of the main chemical divisions (e.g., analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, physical, and/or ancillary divisions of chemistry). The candidate may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions

Nominations for the award must be made by faculty members of the candidate’s current institution. Only one nomination may be submitted by a single department.

Dossier

The nomination dossier must contain all of the following information within a single file to be electronically submitted (pdf format is recommended):
1)   Completed application form. Note that the candidate’s permanent (home) address and school address must be provided.
2)   An academic history, including official transcripts (scanned) from all colleges and universities attended by the candidate.
3)   A brief description of the candidate's research and a list of publications and/or talks or papers presented outside of degree requirements. The description of the research should be no more than 2 pages and must be prepared by the candidate.

The candidate should arrange for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent electronically, but independently of the nomination dossier, by the application deadline:
1)  Two recommendations: one from someone, such as a research adviser, who knows the candidate's work; and one from someone else who is familiar with the candidate's research capabilities.

The candidate should also arrange for official transcripts to be mailed, independently of the nomination dossier, and must be received no later than March 1.

Application due date

The complete dossier must be sent electronically as a single file (pdf format is recommended) to Professor Jill Nelson Granger, Iota Sigma Pi National Director for Student Awards, Sweet Briar College, Department of Chemistry at

granger@sbc.edu

Letters of recommendation should also be sent electronically to the same address. Nominations must be received by February 15 and the recipient will be notified by mid-April. Official Transcripts should be mailed to: Professor Jill Nelson Granger, Iota Sigma Pi National Director for Student Awards, Sweet Briar College, Department of Chemistry, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. Questions about the application process or components of the dossier may be addressed to Jill Granger by email (granger@sbc.edu) or phone (434) 381-6166.

Award

The award will be $500, a certificate, and a waiver of Iota Sigma Pi membership dues for one year.

Presentation

The award will be presented a local meeting of Iota Sigma Pi or the American Chemical Society or at a suitable time arranged with the department chair of the awardee.


Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry
(annual award)
The nomination shall be for excellence in chemistry.
[List of Award Winners]

Criteria

The Iota Sigma Pi Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry recognizes excellence in chemistry by a woman undergraduate student. The candidate shall be a senior woman chemistry student in an accredited college or university that grants a four year degree. The candidate may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions

Nominations for the award must be made by faculty members of the candidate’s current institution. Only one nomination may be submitted by a single department.

Dossier

The nomination dossier must contain all of the following within a single file to be electronically submitted (pdf format is recommended):
1)  Completed application form. Note that the candidate’s permanent (home) address and school address must be provided.
2) 
An academic history, including official transcripts (scanned) of the student's college record including the grade point average. Include transcripts from all institutions attended.  If the candidate’s most recent grades are not included on the official transcript, the Department Head can write on behalf of the candidate to certify the most recent grades.
3) 
A Personal Statement that describes the candidate’s activities while in college and her plans after graduation.

The candidate should arrange for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent electronically, but independently of the nomination dossier, by the application deadline:
1)  A minimum of two recommendations: faculty members who can speak to the candidate’s studies and accomplishments in chemistry.

The candidate should also arrange for official transcripts to be mailed, independently of the nomination dossier, and must be received no later than March 1.

Application due date

The complete dossier must be sent electronically as a single file (pdf format is recommended) to Professor Jill Nelson Granger, Iota Sigma Pi National Director for Student Awards, Sweet Briar College, Department of Chemistry at

granger@sbc.edu

Letters of recommendation should also be sent electronically to the same address. Nominations must be received by February 15 and the recipient will be notified by mid-April. Official Transcripts should be mailed to: Professor Jill Nelson Granger, Iota Sigma Pi National Director for Student Awards, Sweet Briar College, Department of Chemistry, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. Questions about the application process or components of the dossier may be addressed to Jill Granger by email (granger@sbc.edu) or phone (434) 381-6166.

Award

The award will be $500, a certificate, and a waiver of dues for one year.

Presentation

At the discretion of the Director for Student Awards, and in consultation with the awardee’s Department Head, the award will be presented at a suitable venue such as a campus-wide honors day, a nearby local meeting of Iota Sigma Pi, or a local or regional meeting of the American Chemical Society.


Gladys Anderson Emerson Scholarship
Gladys Anderson Emerson Biography

(annual award
)
The nomination shall be for excellence in chemistry or biochemistry.
[List of Award Winners]

Criteria

The Gladys Anderson Emerson Scholarship recognizes excellence in chemistry or biochemistry by a woman undergraduate student. The candidate shall have attained junior standing in her curriculum at an accredited college or university and must have at least one semester of work remaining to be completed as of August 1 following the announcement. The candidate must be a member of Iota Sigma Pi at the time of her nomination. Individuals who are not members but who wish to apply for the scholarship may be made members by National Council action.

Conditions

Nomination for the scholarship must be made by a member of Iota Sigma Pi and must be supported by members of the faculty of the candidate’s institution through letters of recommendation. Only one nomination may be submitted from a single department within a college or university.

Dossier

The nomination dossier must contain all of the following information within a single file to be electronically submitted (pdf format is recommended):
1)  Completed application form. Note that the candidate’s permanent (home) address and school address must be provided; the candidate’s affiliation with Iota Sigma Pi (chapter or member-at-large) must also be stipulated on the application form.
2) 
An academic history, including official transcripts (scanned) of the student's college record including the grade point average. Include transcripts from all institutions attended.  If the candidate’s most recent grades are not included on the official transcript, the Department Head can write on behalf of the candidate to certify the most recent grades.
3)  A Personal Statement that describes the candidate, her goals in chemistry, her academic honors and professional memberships, and her college activities, hobbies, talents, etc. Evidence of financial need may be presented in the personal statement, if applicable. The Personal Statement should not exceed 2 pages.

The candidate should arrange for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent electronically, but independently of the nomination dossier, by the application deadline:
1)  A letter of nomination from a member of Iota Sigma Pi (preferably a Chapter Officer).
2) 
At least two letters of recommendation from faculty members who know the candidate’s academic history and/or have taught her.

The candidate should also arrange for official transcripts to be mailed, independently of the nomination dossier, and must be received no later than March 1.

Application due date

The complete dossier must be sent electronically as a single file (pdf format is recommended) to Professor Jill Nelson Granger, Iota Sigma Pi National Director for Student Awards, Sweet Briar College, Department of Chemistry at

granger@sbc.edu

Letters of recommendation should also be sent electronically to the same address. Nominations must be received by February 15 and the recipient/s will be notified by mid-April. Official Transcripts should be mailed to: Professor Jill Nelson Granger, Iota Sigma Pi National Director for Student Awards, Sweet Briar College, Department of Chemistry, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. Questions about the application process or components of the dossier may be addressed to Jill Granger by email (granger@sbc.edu) or phone (434) 381-6166.

Award

The scholarship consists of a $2000 stipend and a certificate. Up to two awards may be given.

Presentation

At the discretion of the Director for Student Awards, and in consultation with the awardee’s Department Head, the award will be presented at a suitable venue such as a campus-wide honors day, a nearby local meeting of Iota Sigma Pi, or a local or regional meeting of the American Chemical Society.

 

Members-at-Large Reentry Award
(annual award)
This award shall recognize potential excellence in chemistry and related fields achieved by a woman at the graduate or undergraduate level.
For details see the MAL Website.


 

 


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