Sustained support from generous donors and friends like you ensures that College of Science & Engineering students will continue to receive the quality education that best prepares them for a meaningful career.

Current and future students benefit from all gifts that we receive from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends. In addition to helping us control costs, gifts enhance our efforts to achieve our goals which include:
  • Increasing the number and value of student scholarships
  • Attracting the best and brightest students
  • Recruiting the retaining top-ranked faculty
  • Establishing distinguished professorships
  • Developing and strengthening academic programs
  • Purchasing advanced equipment
  • Improving academic and research facilities

Support the College

Generous support from alumni and friends helps provide educational opportunities for the next class of students.

Whether it's through gifts for specific giving societies, or donations that fund scholarships, equipment or other areas, there are many areas and ways in which you can support College of Science and Engineering students, faculty, and programs.

Ways to Give

A recipient will be a second semester freshman who has a signed chemistry or biochemistry major and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Student must have completed CHM 131 and CHM 132 or CHM 161 (or equivalent transfer credits) by the end of the spring semester and be enrolled in at least one chemistry course for the fall semester.

Established in 2008 by Wendell and Marcia Dilling.

Student must be a senior chemistry major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Student must also be a U.S. citizen and be involved in Department of Chemistry activities.

Established in 2007 by Fran Falender, '69, '78 and Dr. James Falender, chemistry instructor at CMU.

Student must be majoring in chemistry or a cross-disciplinary program involving chemistry.

Established in 2000 to honor Malcolm H. Filson, former chemistry department chairperson.

Student must be a second semester sophomore, with a signed chemistry or biochemistry major and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Student must have completed CHM 131 and CHM 132 or CHM 161, and CHM 211 or CHM 331 or CHM 345 and be enrolled in at least one chemistry course for the fall semester.

Student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science, materials science, or related area. Students in pre-professional programs (pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-health professions, pre-law, etc.) are not eligible for consideration. Preferably, the student will have initiated undergraduate research in the chemical sciences.

Established in 2000 by Dr. Frank D. Johnson, '50, former director of Continuing Medical Education at Central Michigan Community Hospital and his wife, M. Virjean, '51, former elementary teacher. This scholarship is based on academic achievement and not on financial need​.

Student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in chemistry, biology or physics with the goal of making a career in the aforementioned sciences. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Alternate years award this scholarship to a science major in teacher education.

Established in 2012 by the family of Dr. Frederick C. and Lois M. Kabbe and their sons. Income from the scholarship will support a chemistry major with preference given to a part-time or full-time single parent or a student from a single parent household, graduating from an Isabella County or contiguous county high school. Interested applicants should write a short essay that describes how they meet this criterion.

Student must be majoring in chemistry or mathematics and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Established in 2005 by Robert E. and Cordelia B. Kohrman.

Student must be a junior enrolled in the College of Science and Technology who has a signed major in chemistry, a minimum GPA of 3.2, and demonstrates outstanding performance in organic chemistry.

Established in 1969 by parents Elwyn E. Merrill, '44, and Grace Bonnell Merrill, '41, as a tribute to their daughter and her grandfather, Ernest Merrill, Ph.D. Mary Jane was a junior majoring in education who lost her life in a car accident October 5. Ernest was a faculty member from 1921 to 1953 and chairperson of Chemistry and Physics when he retired.

Student must be a second semester junior with a signed chemistry or biochemistry major and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Student must have completed CHM 131 and CHM 132 or CHM 161 (or equivalent transfer credits), CHM 211, and CHM 345 and CHM 346, and be enrolled in at least one chemistry course for the fall semester.

Established in 2007 by Dr. John F. O'Connell, '83, in memory of Dr. Barbara Leiting-O'Connell.

Student must be a full-time junior or senior with a signed chemistry major (first preference), or a physics or math major, with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Preference will also be given to students desiring to attend graduate school and who demonstrate financial need.

Established in 2010 by Greg (Class of 1973) and Antoinette (Nina) Rickle (1973). This award alternates yearly between the chemistry and anthropology departments. If no qualified recipient is available, the other department may award the scholarship for that year.

Student must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Student must have a signed chemistry major, intent of becoming a high school chemistry teacher and be involved in campus activities such as the American Chemical Society student affiliates, intramural sports, etc.

A renewable award for a student enrolled in the College of Science & Engineering pursuing a career in science education with a minimum GPA of 2.75.