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Make scholarship applications a priority

You’ve completed your application to SFA, scheduled an appointment with an advisor, found a place to live and even mocked up a class schedule. Your next decision – how are you going to pay for it all?  

SFA students have access to hundreds of opportunities to get scholarship funding to help you with college expenses. You just need to explore and apply!

Chemistry scholarships

The department awards $15,000 to $20,000 in scholarships each year through Alumni scholarships and an additional $30,000 to $40,000 through Welch Foundation research scholarships and department funds. Lumberjacks pursuing a major or minor in chemistry or biochemistry are also eligible for several specific scholarships, including:

  • Auline and Travis Whitaker Woden Chemistry Scholarship
  • Bennie and Pat O’Rear Chemistry Scholarship
  • David Robertson Memorial Scholarship by Pfizer
  • Harold Abbott Memorial Chemistry Scholarship
  • Henry and Edna Marie Dishburger Chemistry Scholarship
  • James M. Garrett Scholarship
  • Kevin and Jacqueline Dodds Scholarship
  • Pete and Jaqueline Smith Chemistry Scholarship
  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Scholarship
  • SFA STEM Scholarship
  • Thomas and Kathleen Cox Chemistry Scholarship
  • Travis and Auline Whitaker Cushing Chemistry Scholarship
  • University Regents Scholarship – Chemistry
  • W.E. “Ed” Ballard III Memorial Scholarship
  • SFA Women in STEM Scholarship

Getting started: financial aid

Whether you’re applying for a scholarship or interested in a grant, loan or work study program, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and make sure you meet certain academic and financial requirements. Don’t worry, financial aid isn’t as complicated as it sounds, and we’re here to help you before, during and after the application process.

Learn all about financial aid.



Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Physical Address:
Bush Mathematical Sciences Building
Suite 108

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13006, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3006