Sharon Dabney Award

The Beta-Beta Chapter of Phi Lambda Upsilon offers the Sharon Dabney Memorial Scholarship for outstanding graduate students in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering. Sharon Dabney was a graduate student in chemistry at Texas A&M University at the time of her death. In 1972, those close to Sharon started the fund in her name for those who excel in the aforementioned fields. PLU has continued to subsidize the fund since 1972, until this year when with the help of the Chemistry Department we have made this fund a permanently endowed scholarship, to continue to award excellent graduate students.

The award from this fund is in the amount of approximately $1200, and given annually to the graduate student who displays excellence academically and through service to their respective department. The following criteria must be met for applying students:

1. Domestic or Foreign graduate student currently enrolled in the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering.

2. Completed his/her second year of graduate school.

3. GPA of 3.25/4.00 or higher in their graduate career.

4. Two major publications in peer reviewed journals.

5. Two research presentation in national or regional conferences.

6. Active in service to the department.

7. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant's committee chair.

Applicants must submit a signed and dated letter detailing their publication/presentation record and service to their department along with letters of recommendation by the first week of April each year in the treasurers mailbox. The applicant's completed package should be hand delivered to any PLU officer.

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