Alpha Chi Sigma Alumni Endowed Scholarship

This award is funded from an endowment established in 2006 for the purpose of providing undergraduate support to students in chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering at UW-Madison.

To be eligible for the Alpha Chi Sigma Alumni Endowed Scholarship, students must be sophomores or juniors who are chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering majors.

How to Apply
To be considered for the Alpha Chi Sigma Alumni Endowed Scholarship, log in and complete the General Application on your WiSH Dashboard. The Alpha Chi Sigma application opens in late December and closes in early February. During this open period, you can find the application under “Other Recommended Opportunities” on your WiSH Dashboard. Students from the Alpha Chi Sigma organization will review all completed applications and evaluate each individual student based on the answers to the two questions given, with an emphasis placed on the ethics question. Award recipients are notified in mid-April.

Conditions of Award
Scholarships with a financial need component require a completed FAFSA form on file with UW-Madison. Student financial aid packages can be impacted by scholarship awards. It is recommended that students contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn about potential impact on current aid packages.

For more information about the Department of Chemistry Scholarships, visit Chemistry Scholarships.

Department of Chemistry
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select your current year of schooling:
  2. Please address the following question in 500-750 words:

    With the advent of new scientific discoveries, there often arises controversy about the ethical implications of modern research. Please choose a recently politicized scientific discovery and discuss the ethical debate surrounding its applications. Responses should be no more than 750 words single-spaced. Applicants must be majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering to be eligible for this scholarship.