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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announces the Grote Chemistry Scholarship Program for 2014. Awards of $12,000 ($3,000 per year for four years) will be presented to as many as three entering freshmen majoring in Chemistry. The awards are renewable over a four-year period and can be added to other University scholarships and the Tennessee Lottery scholarship. Grote Chemistry Scholarships are named in honor of Dr. Irvine W. Grote, who served as head of the department from 1941 to 1964. Previous Grote Scholars have graduated with distinction and gone on to success in chemistry graduate schools, medical schools, law schools, pharmacy schools, and the chemical industry.


In order to be eligible for a Grote Chemistry Scholarship, a student must have all of the following requirements:

  • complete a course in high school chemistry with an A or B
  • attain a high school grade point average of 3.5 or above
  • have a composite score of 26 or above on the ACT exam (or SAT equivalent)
  • declare chemistry as the major at UTC

Eligible majors include all BS Chemistry degrees (including biochemistry, STEM education, pre-medicine, and pre-dental).  Non-chemistry majors (e.g. chemical engineering, biology, nursing, physical therapy) are ineligible for the Grote Scholarship.  A chemistry major is ideal for anyone with an interest in medicine or medically-related research, dentistry, pharmacy, forensics, the chemical industry, teaching chemistry, patent law, environmental issues, materials, or other science and technology related areas.


A separate “Application for Admission” must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions at UTC ( by February 1, 2014. The completed Grote application (submitted online or by mail) and two letters of recommendation (one must be from a Chemistry teacher) for the Grote Chemistry Scholarship must be postmarked by February 15, 2014

You can apply using the online submission form or get a printed copy of the application form, fill it out and mail it in. If you use the online form to submit, please do not mail a separate application form. Note that both the online and printed application submissions require that you have two supporting letters of recommendation mailed to the address listed in the form that are postmarked by February 15, 2014. Selection of the Grote Chemistry Scholarship recipients is based on academic performance, interest in chemistry, and potential for continued outstanding achievement. Announcement of the awards will be made in mid- to late April.


The application process for 2014 Grote Chemistry Scholarship is now closed!


For further information, contact:
Dr. Stefanie Whitson
Department of Chemistry – Dept 2252, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga , 615 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
phone (423) 425-4988 or (423) 425-4278
fax: (423) 425-5234



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