Scholarships

Donors to the College of Science and Mathematics have graciously provided for awards and scholarships in each of the College's six departments. Should you have questions concerning these scholarships or how to apply for them, please contact the department with which the award is associated. Please click here for the application for the 2014 Brooks O. Pittman, Fred D. White and Gail Brooks White, and Shirley Caffee Boykin scholarships. The deadline for this application is 5:00 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Shirley C. Boykin Scholarship
Department: Science and Math

Requirements

  1. Junior or Senior in Science or Math
  2. Working students

Description

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior in Science or Math.

John Philip Kittel Memorial Scholarship
Department: Science and Math

Requirements

  1. Applicant must have completed his/her second year of a three year pre-engineering major and intend to transfer to Georgia Tech to complete his/her degree.
  2. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  3. Applicant must write an essay (300-500 words) entitled "Why I Want to Go to Georgia Tech and What This Scholarship Would Mean to Me." The essay must be submitted to Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt (sbdutt@westga.edu), Director of Engineering Studies, TLC 2131, by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014.
  4. A faculty committee within the College of Science and Mathematics will review the essays, interview finalists, and choose the recipient of this annual award for the Fall semester.

Description

The John Philip Kittel Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by Gloria M. Kittel (Ed.S. 1987), an instructor in the University of West Georgia Department of Mathematics, to honor her husband of 31 years, who was a Georgia Tech graduate. This scholarship will award $500 annually to chosen recipients.

Brooks O. Pittman Scholarship
Department: Science and Math

Requirements

  1. Student majoring in Chemistry, Math, or Physics
  2. Georgia resident with a 3.5 GPA and financial need

Description

This scholarship will benefit University of West Georgia students majoring in Chemistry, Math, or Physics

Bowdon Area Hospital Authority Scholarship
Department: Biology

Requirements

  1. Student must be pursuing courses of study related to health care.
  2. Must be a resident of Bowdon Area Hospital Authority service area, which includes Carroll County, Georgia and Cleburne and Randolph Counties in Alabama.
  3. The recipient must demonstrate a commitment to provide health care in the service area.

Description

The primary purpose of the Bowdon Area Hospital Authority endowment Fund is to provide annual scholarships to worthy students. The scholarships will be based on merit and awarded by the Faculty of the Biology Department.

Arthur and Shirley Gardner Scholarship
Department: Biology

Requirements

  1. The recipient shall be a rising Junior or Senior majoring in Biology.
  2. Applicants should apply by writing a letter to the Biology Department stating reasons he or she is best qualified for the award.
  3. The award shall be based on academic ability and need.
  4. Recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. However, if need is an overriding factor, donors would accept a minimum of 2.6 GPA.

Description

Dr. Gardner, a professor in the Biology Department at West Georgia from 1967 until his retirement in 1990, along with his spouse Shirley, established the scholarship in 1993 to benefit a Junior or Senior West Georgia student majoring in Biology.

Morgan M. Hutson Scholarship
Department: Biology

Requirements

  1. The scholarship will be given to a student with a pre-medical focus and will be based on merit and/or financial need.

Description

This scholarship was established by The Hutson Family in memory of their daughter, Morgan.

Ryan Kauffman Presidential Scholarship
Department: Biology

Requirements

  1. The student must reside in or have graduated from an accredited high school in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, or Paulding Counties of Georgia.
  2. Completed transcripts from all high schools attended.
  3. The student should have achieved a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  4. Have a combined SAT score of 1200 along with a copy of SAT score.
  5. Two letters of recommendation.
  6. An essay on the applicant's desire for a biological or medical career.

Description

The scholarship is established to attract the brightest students interested in medical school to the Department of Biology. Entering Freshman are preferred.

William P. Maples Scholarship
Department: Biology

Requirements

  1. Undergrad Biology major
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Preference will be given to a student supporting a child(ren), and financial need

Description

The scholarship was established by the Maples family to honor and remember Dr. William P. Maples

Dr. Jim Mathis Scholarship
Department: Biology

Requirements

  1. Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in biology (GPA 3.0 minimum)

Description

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates both competence and interest in the field of biology

T.R. "Cotton" Williamson Scholarship
Department: Biology

Requirements

  1. Georgia resident demonstrating financial need.

Description

This Award was created by the Williamson family in memory of their husband and father

Lois Martin Scholarship
Department: Biology/Chemistry

Requirements

  1. Pre Med major with GPA potential
  2. Financial need is a secondary consideration

Description

This scholarship is awarded to a biology/chemistry pre-medicine major who shows academic excellence

Latha M. Barnes Chemistry Award
Department: Chemistry

Requirements

  1. Completed CHM 121, 122, and 254
  2. Student with top GPA in Chemistry

Description

The award is designed to recognize academic excellence in general chemistry.

Jack L. Grogan Scholarship
Department: Chemistry

Requirements

  1. Minimum high school GPA of 3.5.
  2. Plan to major in chemistry or intend to eventually attend a pharmacy school; applicants who intend to major in chemistry shall receive first consideration.
  3. Have submitted a written application to the Chair of the UWG Chemistry Department.

Description

The Jack L. Grogan Scholarship was established in 1989 by the family of Dr. Jack Grogan and the UWG Chemistry Department to support incoming freshman planning to major in chemistry or intending to attend pharmacy school in the future.

William Lockart Scholarship
Department: Chemistry

Requirements

  1. The student shall be reasonably expected to have an over-all minimum GPA of 2.00 on a scale of 4.0.
  2. Will have successfully completed at least one academic year of consecutive chemistry courses at University of West Georgia.

Description

The purposes of this scholarship are to assist a promising chemistry major who has exhibited "heart" and to honor Professor Lockhart for his contributions as a chemistry instructor at West Georgia College. Dr. Lockhart considered "heart" to encompass integrity of character, enthusiasm, intensity, and perseverance.

Pope/Grogan Chemistry Award
Department: Chemistry

Requirements

  1. Student who has the highest numerical average for an academic year for Organic Chemistry courses

Description

This award will benefit an outstanding students in organic chemistry.

James Wash Scholarship
Department: Chemistry

Requirements

  1. Full time Chemistry major
  2. Overall GPA of 3.5

Description

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students majoring in chemistry

H. Olin Jordan Scholarship
Department: Computer Science

Requirements

  1. UWG Full time junior or senior majoring in Computer Science, must have financial need
  2. A GPA of 3.0 or higher

Description

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Helen Fillingim in memory of her father H. Olin Jordan.

John G. Chambers Memorial Scholarship
Department: Geosciences

Requirements

  1. The Scholarship will be given to the top Geosciences student
  2. The determination will be based on GPA; extra-curricular activities; and involvement in the Department, University, and community
  3. Students must apply for the award by submitting a letter of application to the committee.

Description

The scholarship rewards outstanding students in the field of geosciences. This award will serve to honor the memory of John G. Chambers.

Geology Scholarship
Department: Geology

Requirements

  1. Geology Major

Description

This scholarship is awarded to a Geology Major.

Dr. Georgia Martin Scholarship
Department: Math

Requirements

  1. Math major

Description

This scholarship was established by Geneva Martin in memory of her mother

Vachel Davis Whatley Jr. Scholarship
Department: Math

Requirements

  1. Math major with financial need
  2. Resident of Carroll, Polk, or Troup Co.

Description

This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior intending to receive a four-year degree in Mathematics from UWG

David Cooley Scholarship
Department: Math/Physics

Requirements

  1. Math major
  2. Must be in choir or student government

Description

This scholarship is awarded to a math major in choir or student government

Marion Crider Scholarship
Department: Math/Physics

Requirements

  1. The recipient must be an outstanding junior or senior majoring in mathematics.
  2. the recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  3. Academic excellence, high character, leadership abilities, and cultural interests shall be considered in the selection.

Description

This fund is a memorial to Marion Crider, a professor of mathematics for 23 years at West Georgia College who also served as department chair.

Dr. Chatty R. Pittman Endowment Fund
Department: Math/Physics

Requirements

  1. Student must have completed the calculus series
  2. Rising junior or senior majoring in Mathematics
  3. Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.2 in Math
  4. Evidence of good character, service to the University, and leadership potential

Description

This Award was created in memory of Dr. Chatty Pittman

Physics and Engineering Club Scholarship
Department: Physics

Requirements

  1. Student demonstrating highest level of academic achievement in introductory physics sequence for physics & pre-eng programs.

Description

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the physics and pre engineering programs.

RK Redding Construction Scholarship
Department: Physics

Requirements

  1. Engineering or Pre-Engineering major
  2. Freshman or sophomore with min. HS GPA of 3.0; maintain 3.0 GPA at UWG.

Description

This scholarship was created to help serve students in the engineering program.