The Robert Damrauer Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry was established to honor Dr Robert “Bob” Damrauer’s countless contributions to the department and university and his career as a champion for both students and chemistry education over the last 40 years.

The Robert Damrauer Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry recognizes and supports current or returning University of Colorado Denver undergraduate students majoring in chemistry in good academic standing who are at risk of leaving the major due to various exigencies including family responsibilities, financial difficulties, etc. Also eligible are superior chemistry undergraduate and graduate chemistry majors in good academic standing bound for a Ph.D. program in chemistry.

Applications for the Robert Damrauer Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry are accepted through the CU Denver ScholarLynx webpage. The application period opens each October 15th and closes November 15th. Scholarship awards are made during the Spring semester. The Robert Damrauer Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry has provided awards of $1000 or more for students in the Chemistry Department.

Evaluation Criteria

* First preference and consideration shall be given to undergraduate students majoring in chemistry in good academic standing, who are in danger of dropping from the chemistry program because of various exigencies (family responsibilities, financial difficulties, etc., but not scholastic difficulties).

* Second preference and consideration shall be given to undergraduate students majoring in chemistry, who have had to drop out of the school in the last five years, but were previously in good standing, assuming they left the chemistry program because of various exigencies (family responsibilities, financial difficulties, etc., but not scholastic difficulties).

* Third preference and consideration shall be given to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry, who have clearly demonstrated excellence in their chemistry studies and are planning to enter a chemistry PhD program within a year. Significant progress in independent research is a strong indicator of excellence.

APPLICATION PACKAGE MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ATTACHMENTS

* One to two-page application letter in which the student discusses their exigent need(s), current academic record and GPA, plans for future study in chemistry, any chemistry department teaching positions held (laboratory teaching assistant, lecture learning assistant, grader, work-study, etc.), any participation in the CU Denver Chemistry Club, any supervised research done in the CU Denver chemistry department, and any other department-related activities.

* Up-to-date curriculum vitae, including a publication list if applicable, of 1-3 pages.

* Official transcripts of all college and/or university work.

* A letter of recommendation from a CU Denver Chemistry Department faculty member.