Irving and Sylvia Cort Scholarship
The Irving and Sylvia Cort Scholarship in chemistry was established by Bruce Cort in honor of his parents, Irving and Sylvia Cort. The award is given annually to chemistry majors based on academic excellence in high school. Generally, a student needs a minimum combined SAT/ACT score of 1200/25 and a high school academic GPA of 3.3 to be considered (exceptions can be made) and a declared major in Chemistry. This scholarship is awarded for a maximum of four years provided the student is full-time, maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and makes satisfactory progress toward a chemistry degree. In addition, each scholarship recipient will be named a Chemistry Department Research Fellow and receive a grant of $250 per year to support student-faculty research. For a student to maintain “Satisfactory Progress towards a Chemistry Degree” he/she must finish Chem 121, Chem 122, and Math 201 with a grade of C or better by the end of the first year, Chem 221, Chem 222, and Math 202 with grades of C or better by the end of the second year, and Chem 341 or CHEM 342 along with a year of physics with grades of C or better by the end of the third year. The research grant cannot be carried over from one year to the next. Student-faculty research must be conducted with a full-time tenure track faculty member from the Department of Chemistry or related department with the Department of Chemistry approval.