Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Chemistry annually awards over $20,000 in scholarships and awards to about 30 undergraduate students. This is a testament to the generosity of our alumni and friends of the department.

Scholarship & Award Descriptions

Robert A. Ackerman Scholarship

This scholarship's recipients must be in their second, third or fourth year at and pursuing a degree in chemistry.

Edis Juel and Sidney E. Anderson Scholarship

Selma Elizabeth Anderson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for USD students who are chemistry majors and plan to attend medical school. Recipients must have scholastic achievement and display honesty, interest in others and a willingness to work.

Thomas Beukelman Memorial Scholarship

The Thomas Beukelman Memorial Scholarship is given to a student majoring in chemistry.

John Bryant Dunlap Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to chemistry majors at USD who are planning to enter a a chemistry-related field following graduation.

Charles R. Estee Presidential Alumni Chemistry Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a student with a major in chemistry. Recipients must have a proven scholastic record.

Josephine & William Flevares Memorial Foundation Freshman Scholarship

The Josephine and William Flevares Memorial Foundation Freshman Scholarship is an endowed fund established by Constatine Flevares, Ph.D. (USD 1957-1959), in honor of his parents. The earnings from the Flevares Scholarship Endowment are used to support scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen who have an ACT of 26 or higher and who rank in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class. One scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming freshman who plans to major in chemistry and one to a pre-medicine major. The Director of Admissions and Financial Aid is responsible for selecting the recipients.

Arthur Lee Haines Scholarship

Sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in chemistry are eligible for this scholarship. Consideration will be given to students in the USD Scholars program.

Helmer A. Hovik Scholarship

The Helmer A. Hovik USD Scholarship Fund offers a scholarship to a full-time USD chemistry major who has completed at least two years of academic study. Selection is based on character and personal integrity, financial need, demonstrated motivation to complete the chemistry degree and other factors. Grade point average is used to choose between two or more equally qualified candidates.

Norman E. Miller Achievement Scholarship

An annual Achievement Coyote Commitment scholarship is given to a student, preferably a chemistry major from Menno.

The Arthur M. and John M. Pardee Prize

The Pardee Prize is given to a senior chemistry major who has shown outstanding interest and professional development in chemistry through contributions of time and efforts to the Department of Chemistry.

Joseph R. Spies Chemistry Scholarship

This annual scholarship is awarded to junior and senior chemistry majors at USD who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

M.R. Stoner Scholarship

One Veritas Coyote Commitment scholarship and one Distinction Coyote Commitment scholarship are given to undergraduate students, with preference given to a chemistry major.


Freshman Scholarships

For freshman scholarships, see Financial Aid.

All programs, policies and procedures described are subject to change. All statements in this publication concerning requirements, dollar amounts, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice.

Contact Us

For departmental scholarships or awards questions contact:

Name Department & Office Contact
Joe Vitt
  • Associate Professor
CHEMISTRY
Churchill-Haines Labs 115