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    Gannon University Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Gannon University offers a a variety of financial aid, scholarships, grants, and more to ensure a Gannon education is both exceptional and affordable. Students can request information about these opportunities from the Gannon University Financial Aid Office (financialaid@gannon.edu). 

    American Chemical Society Scholarships

    The American Chemical Society, the largest membership organization devoted to the study and advancement of a single science, sponsors the ACS Scholars Program, intended for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry chemical engineering and enter careers in chemistry-related fields.

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    Awards

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recognizes outstanding performance in the field by identifying students for awards.

    • Erie Local Section of the American Chemical Society Outstanding First Year Chemistry Award presented annually in April to the student selected by the faculty for outstanding performance in first year chemistry
    • Founders' Day Awards in Chemistry and Biochemistry presented annually in May to the graduating students with the highest cumulative grade point average in each major
    • College Chemistry Award sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SAPC)presented annually in May, this award for senior chemistry majors recognizes excellence in the study of chemistry
    • Division and Committee College Chemistry Award sponsored by the American Chemical Society, which include undergraduate awards for analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry as well as a safety and ethics

    Grants

    Students conducting research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are eligible to apply for James J. Duratz Research Grants under the guidance of their undergraduate research advisor. Grant applications are usually due in October and March each year.

    Clubs and Organizations

    Gannon's chemistry students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through involvement in student and professional organizations related to the discipline.

    • Gannon University Chemistry Club 
      The Gannon University Chemistry Club is an organization open to all chemistry majors as well as any students enrolled in chemistry classes. The club offers to its members a chance to participate in science-related community service both on- and off-campus.
    • Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Honor Society 
      According to GSE, "The object of the society shall be to recognize outstanding academic achievement in chemistry, to increase interest, scholarship, and research in chemistry, and to promote professionalism and the general welfare of the chemist."
    • American Chemical Society 
      The Mission of the ACS is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.
    • American Chemical Society- Erie Local Section 
      The Erie Local Section unites chemists in northwest Pennsylvania to promote the chemical sciences through education, networking and community engagement for the benefit of its members and the local community.

    Learning Abroad

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has developed curriculum matrices for students interested in pursuing a learning abroad experience at the American University of Rome. Learning abroad opportunities may be possible at other partner universities. Interested students should work with their academic advisors and with the Learning Abroad Office (studyabroad@gannon.edu).

    Student Employment Opportunities

    Students have the opportunity to work in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as laboratory preparatory assistants, laboratory teaching assistants, stockroom personnel and office assistants. The Department hires student workers at the start of the fall and spring semesters and may have positions open over the summer months as well. Interested students should request a scheduling form from the Department chair and apply for the program through the Gannon University Financial Aid Office or the Student Employment Office.