Chemistry Department Scholarships

George V. Nazaroff Scholarship

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at IU South Bend is pleased to request applications for the George V. Nazaroff Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded for merit and attitude and may be applied toward tuition during the academic year. The award is for $1,500.

  • Completion of at least one semester of Physical Chemistry (C361 or C362) at IU South Bend

  • GPA of at least 3.0 in Chemistry
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.5
  • Contribution to Chemistry Department activities

Candidates must complete an online application by April 15.

Brian A. Zeider Excellence in Biochemistry Scholarship

This scholarshihp is for $1000 to be applied towards tuition in the upcoming year.  Preference is given to Biochemistry majors.

Brian Zeider was a chemistry and biology double major from IU South Bend. He received his PhD in biochemistry from Western Michigan University in metalloprotein biochemistry and started his post-doctoral studies before his untimely passing. At IU South Bend, Brian is remembered for his willingness to help others, his penchant for travel, and his diligence and perseverance. Brian engaged in undergraduate research at IU South Bend and summer research at Ohio State University before applying for PhD programs.

  • Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Recipients may be attending IU South Bend on a part-time or full-time basis, but must be taking at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Recipients must be working toward a degree
  • Recipients must have completed one semester of a two-semester organic chemistry course
To Apply:  Fill out the application form.

Deadline is April 15.

Carolyn and Lawrence Garber Summer Research Scholarship

This fellowship will provide the recipient with $4000 for undergraduate research with any faculty at an IU campus. 

The fellowship is for full time research (40 hours/week for 10 weeks) for the summer. Exact dates and schedules will be agreed upon between the student and faculty research mentor. The fellowship will be paid out in three installments, with the final installment paid on completion of a final report describing the research project and progress.


  • Chemistry or Biochemistry major
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Intent to pursue post baccalaureate studies
  • Cannot be enrolled in summer classes

To apply:  Fill out the application form

Deadline is April 15.

IU South Bend RC MedReview Fellowship

The RC MedReview Fellowship provides $4000 to a pre-med student to conduct full time summer research in a biomedical field.  Athough research at the IU Medical School or the Harper Cancer Research Institute is encouraged (see attached bried descriptions of faculty who are particularly interested in students from IU South Bend), the research may be done at any institution, including Notre Dame. 


  • Pre-Med student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Completion of Molecular Biology and 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry
  • Completion of at least 30 credit hours at IU South Bend before summer 2015
  • Some experience in the medical field

To apply:  Fill out the application form

Deadline is March 10.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dean's Scholarship

Gerkin Scholarship