Carleton B. Edwards Chemistry Scholarships

The Carleton B. Edwards Chemistry scholarships are 4-year scholarships awarded annually to outstanding entering students who plan to major in chemistry or biochemistry. The current value of the award is at least $1,000 per year renewable for up to 4 years, contingent on the recipient making reasonable progress towards a degree. Recipients are chosen by the faculty in the chemistry department based on academic achievement in high school, level of interest in chemistry and their reference letters.

To be considered for a Carleton B. Edwards scholarship we need the following:

  1. Completed online application form. This application form includes an essay describing why you are interested and planning to major in chemistry or biochemistry, highlighting any significant experiences. If you have participated in any independent studies and/or research projects that you did in a chemistry course or other science course, please describe those as well.  You may also include/attach examples (reports, etc.) of any special work or projects you have done that involved chemistry or other science experiences.
  2. Two reference letters with at least one from someone who can speak to the quality of your work in chemistry and other sciences. Please have your reference letters sent to the Department of Chemistry either by U.S. mail, by fax at 765-983-1554 or by emailing [email protected].


Earlham has a strong chemistry department that is certified by the American Chemical Society. We are especially proud of our opportunities for students to conduct research and independent laboratory studies starting early in their college career. Our graduates are admitted to some of the best graduate-degree chemistry programs in the nation, such as Purdue University, the University of Utah and Boston University. Recent chemistry and biochemistry graduates have also gone on to work as research assistants at diverse settings such as Columbia University, Oak Ridge National Lab and the National Institute of Health. Other students have entered M.D. programs at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago and more. Chemistry and biochemistry majors at Earlham have also been selected as Fulbright scholars.

If you would like to know more about the chemistry program at Earlham, please visit our program page or contact a chemistry faculty member.

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