The Noyce Scholarship

The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program is a $1.4 million grant awarded to Southern Connecticut State University (in partnership with Gateway Community College) to address a national shortage of highly-qualified STEM teachers. Scholarships are awarded to 30 SCSU students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in science (especially chemistry and physics) or mathematics to earn a secondary (grades 7-12) teaching certification through SCSU’s OwlsTeach program. Each scholarship recipient will receive full tuition and fees and up to $800 toward books for up to two years while in the OwlsTeach program (junior and senior year). In return, each scholarship recipient will agree to serve as a science or math teacher in a high-needs school district for at least four years after graduation. Learn more.

Southern Scholarship Program

The SCSU Alumni Association has over 180 scholarships available for Southern students. All currently enrolled full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply. There are several chemistry-specific scholarships including the Francis A. O'Connell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Professor Jenette Kelly Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Harry Levitin Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund, and the Chemistry Department Fund.

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Pathways to Academic Excellence (PAcE)

The PAcE scholarships are for prospective students who wish to major in chemistry, biology, computer science, earth science, mathematics, or physics, and have academic promise and financial needs.

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American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Learn more about the ACS Scholars Program.

Student Scholarships in Teacher-Preparation Programs

For students interested in pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry with Secondary Education Certification, click here for more information on student scholarships available to those enrolled in teacher-preparation programs.

New Haven Promise

New Haven Promise is a scholarship and support program created to promote college education as an aspiration for all New Haven Public School (NHPS) students; assist graduating students from NHPS to pursue education after high school; and enhance the growth, stability, and economic development of the City of New Haven. Learn more about New Haven Promise.


ComBiNE is a collaboration between the Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics departments at Southern Connecticut State University. The project’s objective is to offer equity in talent development by offering 4-year scholarships to admitted students in Computer Science, Data Science, Biology, Biochemistry, or Biotechnology. The goal of the program is to recruit academically talented students to pursue an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in computational biology. Learn more.

Competitive SCSU Graduate Fellowships

Each award from Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) and Graduate Student Graduate Assistantship (GSGA) is in the amount of $12,000 for the academic year. For information, contact the School of Graduate Studies, Research, & Innovation (GSRI).