The Department of Chemistry announces the 2009-2010 Grote Chemistry Scholars: freshmen, Jonathan Chlarson, Joshua Justice, Scott McMahan; sophomores, Jordan Foutch, Grayson Golden, Zac Perry; juniors, Vijay Patel, Hitesh Vashi, Tyson Ward; and seniors, Marko Bajic, Jin Cheng, and Sean Dunn.
Each academic year, awards of $14,000 ($3,500 per year for four years) are presented to as many as three entering freshmen majoring in Chemistry. Scholarship awards are renewable over a four-year period and can be added to other University scholarships and the Tennessee Lottery scholarship.
Grote Chemistry Scholarships are named in honor of Dr. Irvine W. Grote, who served as head of the department from 1941 to 1964. Previous Grote Scholars have graduated with distinction and achieved success in chemistry graduate schools, medical schools, law schools, pharmacy schools, and the chemical industry.
Selection of the Grote Chemistry Scholarship recipients is based on academic performance, interest in chemistry, and potential for continued outstanding achievement.
To be eligible for a Grote Chemistry Scholarship, a student must:
- complete a course in high school chemistry with an A or B
- attain a high school grade point average of 3.5 or above
- have a composite score of 26 or above on the ACT exam (or SAT equivalent)
- declare chemistry as the major at UTC
Eligible majors include all BS and BA Chemistry degrees (including biochemistry and pre-medicine and pre-dental).
A chemistry major is ideal for anyone with an interest in medicine, dentistry, forensics, chemical industry, patent law, environmental issues, biochemistry, materials, research, or other science/technology related areas.
For further information, please visit email Dr. Gretchen Potts, Department of Chemistry, at Gretchen-Potts@utc.edu or call (423) 425-5296 or (423) 425-4278.
2009 – 2010 Grote Scholars
Front Row – from L to R (class, major, high school, hometown)
Tyson Ward (junior, BS Chemistry Pre-dent, Mt Juliet HS, Mt Juliet, TN)
Jin Cheng (senior, BS Chemistry-Biochemistry, Ooltewah HS, Chattanooga, TN)
Sean Dunn (senior, BS Chemistry-Biochemistry Pre-med, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN)
Scott McMahan (freshman, BS Chemistry-Biochemistry Pre-med, Independence HS, Franklin, TN)
Zac Perry (sophomore, BS Chemistry, Ringgold HS, Ringgold, GA)
Second Row – from L to R
Jordan Foutch (sophomore, BS Chemistry Pre-med, Webb School, Liberty, TN)
Grayson Golden (sophomore, BS Chemistry Pre-med, Ooltewah HS, Ooltewah, TN)
Joshua Justice (freshman, BS Chemistry Pre-med, Jo Byrns HS, Cedar Hill, TN)
Marko Bajic (senior, BS Chemistry-Biochemistry Pre-med, Ooltewah HS, Chattanooga, TN)
Jonathan Chlarson (freshman, BS Chemistry Pre-med, Trinity Christian Academy, Jackson, TN)
Back Row – from L to R
Vijay Patel (junior, BA Chemistry Pre-med, Ooltewah HS, Chattanooga, TN)
Hitesh Vashi (junior, BS Chemistry Pre-med, East Ridge HS, Chattanooga, TN)