School of Arts & Sciences
NWOSU offers a bachelor's degree in chemistry and provides traditional training in classroom and laboratory studies. Small class sizes enable students to receive individual attention normally found at private universities. More than 75 percent of our graduates work in a chemistry-related field or enter professional schools such as medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.
The Natural Science Department has a number of scholarships below for which you may apply. Three of the scholarships are shared with the Department of Math and Computer Science and are on a rotation basis.
To complete the application process:
- Turn in a copy of your unofficial transcript to Dr. Steve Maier (SC 107B) or Dr. Steve Maharry (SH 220)
- Submit the Natural Science Department Scholarship Application by March 1.
- Submit a Continuing Student Scholarship Application form to the Financial Aid Office by March 15th.
For more information, please visit Scholarships.
All qualified applications will be considered, and each NWOSU student is encouraged to apply. Please keep in mind that the department as a whole considers each application taking into account factors including but not limited to:
- Number of hours completed in upper level science
- Overall GPA
- Science GPA
- Career Goals / Major
- Professional Disposition
Continuing student scholarships are for students who have completed a minimum of one year of study at NWOSU. There are usually more than 40 applicants for the continuing science student scholarships, so if you do not receive an award this year, please try again next year!
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NAMES
Each applicant will be considered for the scholarships listed below. Please note that some scholarhips are on rotation with other departments. Applications will be forwarded as appropriate.
Bohlen Scholarship: Dr. David Bohlen was honored upon his retirement by the establishment of a scholarship for students majoring in health Science related field. The applicant must be a full-time continuing student majoring in any of these areas Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-PT/OT, Pre-Physician's Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Nursing or Chemistry and have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.
Bouchard Scholarship: Dr. J. Louis Bouchard was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name to an outstanding upper division science student with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.
Brown Scholarship: This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Kenneth H. Brown established by friends and former students. Dr. Brown has been a member of the Alva community for over 30 years and is a former chemistry professor. This scholarship is to be awarded to a full time continuing student seeking a degree in the area of chemistry. First preference will be for chemistry majors, second preference for chemistry minors; with a minimum 3.0 cumulative CGPA.
Cameron Scholarship: John Cameron, a former physics instructor, has been honored with a scholarship in his name. It is to be awarded to mathematics and pre-engineering students with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
Claflin Scholarship: The applicant must be a continuing junior or senior and be majoring in a pre-medicine field. The recipient must have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale. Special consideration will be given to an applicant from Grant County.
Crain Scholarship: Awarded to a continuing Northwestern student majoring in a preparatory field for an advanced degree in medicine. Second preference will be given to any health-related field. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.50.
Fellers Scholarship: This endowment was established in 2010 by Kenneth and Sue (Hildreth) Fellers. The scholarship unites the couple's passions to provide financial assistance to a student from northwest Oklahoma pursuing a degree in math, physical science, or biological science and music in alternating years. Kenneth is a 1963 graduate, and Sue graduated from Northwestern in 1964.
Fisher Scholarship: Dr. Anna B. Fisher was honored upon her retirement by the establishment of a scholarship to be awarded to an upper division, woman biology major with a grade point minimum of 3.50.
Foster Scholarship: The M.D. Foster Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory and honor of Dr. Myra Foster and her love and medical treatment of animals. The award is presented to a continuing NWOSU female student majoring in Pre-Vet with at least 3.00 CPA based on a 4.0 scale. A continuing female student majoring in science and active in leadership and campus activities will be given consideration in the event a Pre-Vet major is not available.
LaChance Scholarship: Claude LaChance scholarship has been established by Dr. Jerome Reichenberger to provide financial assistance to students majoring in science or chemistry. Continuing students as well as incoming freshman are eligible.
McNally Scholarship: Vernon McNally scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students of health related fields enrolled as full time upper division students on the Alva campus with a minimum cGPA of 3.0
Melton Scholarship: Joe W. Melton was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name. The award is presented to outstanding chemistry students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.
Myers Scholarship: Dr. L. A. Myers was honored with a scholarship designated for students of the health related fields enrolled as upper division students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.
Parker Scholarship: The applicant must be a continuing student majoring in a Math or Science related field with at least a 3.0 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale. On rotation between departments -- not always awarded by the Department of Natural Science.
Stephenson Scholarship: The Dr. J. F. Stephenson Scholarship Award has been established to provide incentive and encouragement for the pursuit of further learning on the pre-professional level in the field of medicine. The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50.
Wardell Scholarship: Mr. Hugh Wardell was honored by faculty and friends with a scholarship for Science and/or Computer Science students. On rotation between departments -- not always awarded by the Department of Natural Science.
Della Yerian / Wilson Scholarship: Established in 2000 in honor of Madalyne Wilson, a 1950 graduate, and her mother, Della Yerian, who attended Northwestern in the late 1890s, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student within the service area of Northwestern. A single mother majoring in science or math will be given preference. On rotation between departments -- not always awarded by the Department of Natural Science.
Careers for Degree
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Chemistry program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University,
- Students will differentiate between fundamental chemistry concepts for simple and complex systems, distinguishing important chemical structures and processes.
- Students will analyze and solve key model problems in organic and physical chemistry ranging in difficulty from basic to compound.
- Students will effectively communicate key concepts in physical , organic and/or analytical chemistry in a professional setting.
- Students will construct and/or evaluate experimental research in the sciences, including chemistry and multi-disciplinary studies.
- Students will characterize the interdependent roles of science, society and science education, analyzing related issues and responsibilities.