Student Awards

Awards for Graduating Senior

S.S. & I.M.F. Marsden Memorial Prize in Chemistry

For an outstanding undergraduate student who has been involved in significant research in the Chemistry Department, and preferably is seeking a graduate degree in the field of chemistry. This is our most prestigious award. Prize: certificate and $1,000.

Merck Index Award

For an outstanding chemistry major, based on scholastic achievement. Award: a copy of the Merck Index.

Firestone Medal

For the best honors thesis. For this the Department of Chemistry is pooled with several other departments and programs, each with fewer than ten honors theses. Award: engraved bronze medal and $200.