Undergraduate Awards

Chemistry students receive multiple awards and honors each year for their performance in classes, research, teaching, and more. 

CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award

An annual award, consisting of a scroll and a copy of the latest edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, given in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in chemistry by one or more First Year students. Read more...

The American Chemistry Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry

This annual award, consisting of a 8-month subscription to Analytical Chemistry and an honorary membership in the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, is intended to encourage student interest in analytical chemistry and to recognize students who display an aptitude for a career in this field. Read more...

The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Student Award

Each year the faculty of the department of chemistry nominates an outstanding senior majoring in chemistry "in recognition of potential advancement of the chemical professions on the basis of the student's record of leadership, ability, character, and scholastic achievement." Read more...

The Chandler T. White 1916 Research Prize

This prize was established through gifts from the family and friends of Chandler T. White, Dartmouth Class of 1916. The income is to be used annually for an award to be made to one or more undergraduate chemistry students in recognition of outstanding performance in an independent research project. The winner's name is also inscribed on a plaque displayed in the Marx Lounge of Burke Laboratory. Read more...

The Elden Bennett Hartshorn Medal

This award is presented annually to the senior major "in the Department of Chemistry who is going on to graduate work in Chemistry and who, in the opinion of the Department of Chemistry, shows the most promise in that field." It consists of a monetary award and a bronze medal. In addition, the winner's name is inscribed on a plaque displayed in the Marx Lounge of Burke Laboratory among the list of previous winners, which includes, at the moment, one Nobel Laureate and one Dartmouth Chemistry faculty member. Read more...

The Haseltine Chemistry Physics Prize

Established in 1915 through a bequest of George Haseltine, Dartmouth Class of 1854, and awarded to those students who, in the opinion of a committee consisting of the President, the Dean, and the ranking professors in each of the departments of Chemistry and Physics, shall show the most promise in these two subjects. Only the Chemistry winners are listed below. Read more...

The Hypercube Scholar Award

Made possible by by Hypercube, Inc., this award is given "for scholastic excellence in chemistry." Recipient is a graduating major who has conducted outstanding research in the department, and who, in the judgment of the faculty, would most benefit from this award. The annual award consists of a copy of HyperChem Professional software and a framed certificate. Read more...

The John L. Zabriskie Jr. '61 Senior Chemistry Prize

Established in 2004 with funds from an endowment created by John L. Zabriskie Jr. '61 to support undergraduate research by chemistry majors. The Zabriskie Senior Chemistry Prize is awarded as often as annually to honor one or more senior chemistry majors who excelled in undergraduate research. Read more...

The Leon Burr Richardson Chemistry Prize

A monetary prize, established in 1966 by James B. Curry, Dartmouth Class of 1925, as a memorial to Professor Leon Burr Richardson, Dartmouth Class of 1900, is awarded annually to "a student who, in the opinion of the Department of Chemistry, has done outstanding work in Chemistry during the freshman year at Dartmouth." Duplicate prizes may be awarded. Read more...

The Merck Index Award

Each year, through the auspices of the Merck Company, the faculty of the chemistry department awards the Merck Index to one or more graduating students "who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of chemistry." Read more...

The Paul R. Shafer & Douglas M. Bowen Award

Established in 1998 in memory of Professors Shafer and Bowen, this award is funded by gifts from Professor Jerome Gurst, Dartmouth Class of 1960, and is awarded to one or more senior chemistry majors for outstanding performance as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant. The award consists of an inscribed plaque, a cash award, and in addition, each winner's name is inscribed on the Paul R. Shafer and Douglas M. Bowen Award plaque displayed in the Marx Lounge of Burke Laboratory. Read more...

The Stephen W. Wright '81 Pfizer Green Chemistry

Funded by a gift from Stephen W. Wright, Dartmouth Class of 1981, and Pfizer Global Research and Development, this award was established in 2004 in memory of Professor Karen E. Wetterhahn, to be awarded by the faculty as often as annually to one or more senior chemistry majors whose research best exemplifies the practice of "Green Chemistry." Read more...

The T.J. Rodgers '70 Book Prize

Thurman John "T. J." Rodgers is the founder and chief executive officer of Cypress Semiconductor. He is known for his public relations acumen, brash personality, and strong advocacy of laissez-faire capitalism. Read more...

The Chemistry Faculty Book Award