A number of awards are given to outstanding undergraduates to recognize exceptional performance. These include awards to graduating seniors to recognize outstanding performance throughout their undergraduate careers, but there also are awards for excellence in undergraduate research that support summer research participation.

The William Pitt Mason Prize

Awarded at graduation to a senior who has exhibited outstanding academic performance and exceptional promise of professional success; presentation of a senior thesis is a major consideration in making this award. The award consists of a sum of money.

  • Suttipong Suttapitugsakul - 2016

The John and Mary Cloke Prize

Awarded at graduation to a senior who is continuing in Chemistry, Medicine or Biological Science and who has a distinguished academic record in the Chemistry department. The award consists of a sum of money.

  • Steven Tignor - 2016

The George J. Janz Award for Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

An award for the support of undergraduate research in any area of Chemistry, given to an undergraduate student in Chemistry who shows high scientific promise. The award will provide funds for stipend support for the student, usually for the summer term.  In addition to a stipend, the award will provide funds toward the student’s attendance at an appropriate scientific meeting. This need not be done during the period of the stipend support. 

  • Michaela Burnley and Jushua Correira - 2016

The Arthur G. Schultz Award for Undergraduate Research in Organic Chemistry

An award for the support of undergraduate research in an area of Organic Chemistry, given to an undergraduate student in Chemistry who shows high scientific promise. The award will provide funds for stipend support for the student, usually for the summer term.  In addition to a stipend, the award will provide funds toward the student’s attendance at an appropriate scientific meeting. This need not be done during the period of the stipend support.