The Thomas M. and Candace C. Grogan Endowed Fund was estabished to support the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry and the Department of Mathematics. The Fund will provide scholarship support for students in Chemistry/Biochemistry and/or Mathematics. If the Fund reaches the prevailing College of Science minimum, it will support a post-doctoral fellowship in Chemistry/Biochemistry or Mathematics.
John and Diane Patience (pictured at right) of Chicago, Illinois, provided a generous gift to establish this Endowed Fund in honor of Thomas M. and Candace C. Grogan.
eligibility for undergraduate and graduate scholarships
- This award is available to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Mathematics and/or the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry.
- Students must be enrolled full time.
- Students will be selected based on financial need. The donors' intent is that candidates have the capability and desire to pursue education, but not the financial wherewithal.
- Students may renew the scholarship if satisfactory progress is shown towards degree completion.
selection process for undergraduate and graduate scholarships
An application must be submitted by students to the selection committee composed of members of the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, who shall make recommendations to the department head for final selection.
eligibility for post-doctoral fellowships
Once the fund reaches the prevailing College of Science minimum, this award will be available to support a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Mathematics or Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry. Each candidate must have a sponsoring faculty member. Fellows may engage in observational, instrumental, theoretical, laboratory, or archival data research in combination with a coherent educational plan in Mathematics or Chemistry/Biochemistry. This post-doctoral fellowship is intended to recognize early-career invesitgators of significant potential and provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in positions of distinction and leadership in the community.
selection process for post-doctoral fellowships
Final selection of the Dr. Thomas M. and Candace C. Grogan Post-Doctoral Fellow will be made by the Dean of the College of Science based upon nomination packets submitted by the Department of Mathematics and/or the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry. Nomination packets should include:
A description of the candidate's post-doctoral research plan,
A letter of recommendation from the sponsoring faculty member, and
A letter of support from the Department Head.
The length of an individual's post-doctoral fellowship can vary but will not exceed 4 years. Prioritization will be given to students with financial need.