Derek Hill Memorial Scholarship
Purpose of Scholarship
This scholarship is given annually to a student who is completing his or her senior year in the SUNY Brockport Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and plans to attend graduate school for chemistry or biochemistry or a school of medicine or pharmacy.
Contact the SUNY Brockport Department of Chemistry beginning in November to learn more about this scholarship opportunity
Number and Size of Awards
One award of $2,000; paid in one lump sum in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.
Allowed Use of Award
Awards may be used for tuition, books, fees, and other graduate level educational expenses.
For a graduating SUNY Brockport student who:
- Is completing his/her senior year in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and continuing on to graduate school for chemistry or biochemistry or a school of medicine or pharmacy;
- Has a distinguished record of accomplishment in academics and/or research; and
- Has an overall GPA of 3.3 or better.
The application process is coordinated by the SUNY Brockport Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, where application instructions are available if applicable.
The selection process is coordinated through the SUNY Brockport Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Members of the department's faculty and staff review applications, select the recipient, and inform the Community Foundation.
Award Announcement and Payment
The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in the Spring. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient’s account in one lump sum in the Fall and split between the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.
To release the scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill or the Derek Hill Proof of Enrollment Form verifying enrollment in a graduate school for chemistry or biochemistry or a school of medicine or pharmacy to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Acceptance and Renewal Form between July 1 and August 15.
Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
This scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable.
Derek Hill received his Ph. D. in physical chemistry from Imperial College, London. He started his academic appointment as a professor of chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1958. From 1961 through 1968, Derek was a professor of chemistry at the University of Hong Kong. He then moved to SUNY Brockport in 1968 and continued until his retirement in 1988. Derek was chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1969 until 1979 and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1979 to 1984.
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