Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship

2023 Winner – Maris E. Podgurski

This award was established by Paul R. Jones, in memory of his wife. It provides scholarships for female undergraduate majors in chemistry or related disciplines who are beginning their junior or senior years of study.

Nomination Deadline

May 1

Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship Winners

2008    Rhonda Ballentine

2009    Jessica Alexander

2010    Krista Wager

2011    Annelise Gorensek

2012    Alysha Moretti

2013    Casandra Sowash

2014    Kaitlyn Perez

2015    Samantha Miner

2016    Claire Buysee

2017    Rebecca Goncalves

2018    Kristen Vogt

2019    Erica Mitchell

2020    Nicholle Chew

2021    Aleksandra Bartolik

2022    Crystal Mendoza


To be considered a candidate, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Rising junior or senior female undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university
  • Major in chemistry or chemistry-related science
    Students in pre-med programs who intend to go to medical school are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Completed research or plan to conduct research during undergraduate years
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.25
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of financial need


How to Apply

In the online application process, the applicant will be required to provide/upload the following:

  • Applicant statement to describe why the applicant is a good candidate to receive the scholarship
  • Community service statement to describe the applicant’s community service activities and related responsibilities
  • Leadership statement to describe the key leadership roles that the applicant has fulfilled
  • Research presentations/publications list
  • Research summary to summarize the specific nature of research (or planned research) and the applicant’s role in it
  • Future goals statement to summarize applicant’s future plans and goals
  • Resume / C.V.
  • Copy of the most recent award letter from the applicant’s institution outlining all costs of attendance and itemizing any financial awards, scholarships, or grants the applicant receives
  • reference form from the applicant’s academic/research advisor, which includes a letter of recommendation.
  • In addition, estimated unmet need for the next academic year must be indicated on the application form. Unmet financial need is equal to the cost of tuition, academic fees, and books minus the estimated family contribution and any scholarships/grants.

Note: This includes women (both cis and trans) and persons assigned female at birth (AFAB). For more information regarding the gender inclusive language used in this document, please click here

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