The scholarship consists of a $1,500 unrestricted cash award, a certificate of recognition, and a year's complimentary membership in IOTA SIGMA PI.
This award shall recognize potential excellence in chemistry and related fields achieved by a woman at the graduate or undergraduate level. At the time of nomination, the candidate must:
A) Have returned to academic studies after an absence of three or more years (three or more years of elapsed time means 3 and 30 are treated equally)
B) Be a degree candidate at any level in chemistry or a related field at an accredited four-year college or university
C) Have completed at least one academic year of college chemistry upon returning
D) Exhibit exceptional qualities of interest, excellence, and professional potential in chemistry
Nominations for the scholarship may be made by a member of Iota Sigma Pi or by a member of the faculty of the nominee's institution. Only one nomination may be submitted from any one department within a college or university.
The nomination dossier must contain:
A) Completed application form
B) Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended by the nominee
C) A short essay by the nominee describing her goals, pertinent experiences which influenced her choice of major, any interests or talents that will assist her in succeeding in her professional career, and how the scholarship will benefit her in meeting her goals
D) Two letters of recommendation; one from the nominator, and a second by a chemical professional acquainted with the candidate's potential and abilities