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Department Awards and Fellowships

John C. Cothran Memorial Fellowship

Dr. John C. Cothran (1885-1974) earned his A.B. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Cornell University. He was chairman of the Division of Science and Mathematics at UMD (then Duluth State Teachers College) and taught general, analytical, organic and physical chemistry, as well as physics and mathematics, from 1933 until he retired from UMD in 1954.

Requirements: Chemistry graduate student who has demonstrated academic and research excellence. Fellowship recipients are selected by the graduate faculty under the leadership of the Director of Graduate Studies. Award winners receive a Certificate and Monetary Award.

Moses Passer Memorial Fellowship

Dr. Moses Passer (BS-Chemistry, University of Rochester, 1945; PhD-Organic Chemistry, Cornell University, 1948) was a UMD professor of chemistry from 1948 to 1964 and served as director of education for the American Chemical Society from 1964 to 1987.

Requirements: Chemistry graduate student who has demonstrated academic and research excellence. Fellowship recipients selected by the graduate faculty under the leadership of the Director of Graduate Studies. Award winners receive a Certificate and Monetary Award

Siders Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

The UMD Siders Graduate Fellowship was established by Paul and Vicky Siders in memory of Charles and Francis Siders and Mary Siders Carson, to provide funding for graduate fellowships in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Requirements: Chemistry graduate student who has demonstrated academic and research excellence. Fellowship recipients selected by the graduate faculty under the leadership of the Director of Graduate Studies. Award winners receive a Certificate and Monetary Award

SCSE Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Requirements: Outstanding second year graduate teaching assistant in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Awardees selected by faculty in spring and award winners receive a certificate. Recognized at the Annual GTA Fiesta.

Departmental Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Requirements: Outstanding second year graduate teaching assistant in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Awardees selected by faculty in spring and award winners receive a certificate.