Chemical Engineering Scholarships


scholarship-imgUniversity of Utah students have many fantastic options to apply for financial aid. The Department of Chemical Engineering offers several annual scholarships. The College of Engineering likewise has annual scholarships for Chemical Engineering students, including freshman and transfer students. Some of our students have been able to graduate free of debt by using the scholarship resources offered to them and we encourage every student to apply.

Below is a list of Department and College of Engineering scholarships. Scholarships that require an additional essay will be designated by bold text.

All scholarships can be applied for through the university’s scholarship application platform.  Further details can be found by clicking the button below.

Click here for information on Applying to Scholarships

*Application deadline is February 1st for most scholarships.  Some transfer and freshman scholarships have an extended deadline, click above button to view further details.

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University Scholarships & Financial Aid

The University of Utah’s office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can answer questions about university scholarships, student loans, and Pell grants.

College of Engineering Scholarships

When you submit an application at the link above for the Chemical Engineering departmental scholarships, you also apply for the College of Engineering scholarships. You can view more information on the College of Engineering website.

Department of Chemical Engineering Scholarships

*There may be additional departmental scholarships added throughout the semester.
If you have questions regarding the deadlines, requirements or any other details on the following scholarships, please feel free to contact our undergraduate advisors.


Diane L. Chamberlain & Scott Elmer Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was established by Diane Chamberlain (BS ChE ’90) and Scott Elmer to recognize an outstanding Chemical Engineering student.

Chemical Engineering Departmental Tuition Waiver Scholarship

Description: Provided by the University of Utah to encourage academic merit.

Chevron Undergraduate Scholarships for Chemical Engineers

Description: A gift from Chevron Products Company provided these scholarships for high achieving engineering students.

Walter J. Coulam Engineering Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was funded by Weston J. Coulam, son of Walter J. Coulam (BS ChE 67′), to recognize his father’s outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and provide support for an outstanding engineering student.

Guinevere A. & Kevin L. Cummings Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was funded by Guinevere A. (BS ChE ’86) and Kevin L. Cummings (MBA ’93) to recognize and provide support for an outstanding engineering student.

EPS Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was funded by EPS LLC, an engineering design and consulting company in South Bend, Indiana to recognize and provide support for an outstanding engineering student.

W. James & Wanda Frandsen Endowed Scholarship

Description: Awarded through an endowment established by W. James (BS ChE ’57, MS BU ’59) and Wanda Frandsen to recognize students with scholastic merit and provide encouragement for completion of a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

Richerd M. & Donna E. Gross Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was funded by Dr. Rick M. (PhD ChE ’75) and Donna E. (BS EDU ’71) Gross to recognize and provide support for an outstanding engineering student.

Robert Henricks Scholarship

Description: Robert Henricks (BS CS ’75) has made this scholarship available to a chemical engineering student as a way of saying thank you to the college and the department.

Matthew S. Hickenlooper & Rhiannon Longstaff Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was established by Matthew Hickenlooper (BS ChE ’06) and his wife Rhiannon Longstaff to recognize and provide support to outstanding students in chemical engineering.

Lance A. & Rashelle E. Hobbs Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was funded by Lance A. (MS ChE ’07) and Rashelle E. Hobbs to recognize and provide support for an outstanding engineering student.

Holly Refinery Scholarship for Chemical Engineering

Description: Holly Refining and Marketing Company provides a scholarship for a junior and/or senior student with a career interest in the petrochemical industry. Holly is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer of high value products, such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.

Mark J. & Alice H. Isaacson Scholarship

Description: Provided through the generosity of alumni Dr. Mark J. (BS ChE ’79) and Alice H. (BS ChE ’79) Issacson, this scholarship recognizes scholastic merit and provides encouragement to students in chemical engineering.

Jason Job Endowed Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was established by Jason Job (BS ChE ’98) to support a chemical engineering student who has achieved major status and is supporting a family.

Henry McAnany Meads Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was funded by Justin J. Meads (BS ChE ’94) and Laura Marie McAnany (BS ChE ’94) to honor and encourage their son, Henry, to attain his college education, and to recognize and prove support for an outstanding engineering student.

Neil R. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was established by Daniele Dumais in memory of her late husband, Neil R. Mitchell (BS ChE ’60), to recognize and provide support for an outstanding engineering student.

Richard H. & Renee Nordlund Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was established by Richard H. (BS ChE ’64, MBA ’66) and Renee Norlund to recognize and provide support to outstanding students in chemical engineering. Rich serves as president of the Engineering Alumni Association

Walter L. & Treva Pershing Endowed Scholarship

Description: Established by University of Utah President and Distinguished Professor David W. Pershing to honor his parents’ support of education and to encourage juniors and seniors in their pursuit of excellence in chemical engineering.

Neelu Ramaswami Endowed Scholarship

Description: Awarded through an endowment established by Dr. Ramaswami Neelameggham (PhD MET ’72) in honor of his father, Neelu Ramaswami. This scholarship is to be awarded to students who have excelled academically in Chemical Engineering.

Red Hangar Scholarship

Description: Brad Overmoe (BS ChE ’82), President of Red Hanger Cleaners, along with his brother, Alan Overmoe (BS COMM ’86), provide an annual donation to support students of merit in chemical engineering.

Adel F. Sarofim Memorial Scholarship

Description: This scholarship is funded by friends and family in honor of Dr. Adel F. Sarofim to recognize and provide support to outstanding students in chemical engineering.

J.D. Seader Endowed Leadership Scholarship

Description: Awarded in honor of Professor Seader, a renowned leader in chemical engineering education, to recognize ther service and leadership provided by the student-elected SAC chair.

Michael W. & Barbara F. Soulier Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was funded by Michael F. (BS ChE ’64) and Barabara W. (BS EDU ’73) Soulier to encourage excellence in the study of engineering. Mr. Soulier is chair of the Engineering National Advisory Council.

Trois Coeurs Chemical Engineering Scholarship

Description: The Trois Coeurs Foundation established this scholarship to provide support to a chemical engineering student.

John A. & Amy B. Williams Scholarship

Description: This scholarship was funded by Dr. John A. Williams (MS Fuels ’84, PhD Fuels ’90) and his wife, Amy, to recognize and provide support for an outstanding chemical engineering student.