At the time of the award, the recipient will be a graduate student in the Master of Science in Chemistry program at EIU and will have at least one summer of full-time enrollment remaining in his/her MS program of study. The recipient will also possess the following qualifications: an undergraduate degree in chemistry from an accredited US institution; overall undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 in chemistry courses; exceptional promise for distinction in the field of chemistry. Financial need may be a consideration in case of candidates with essentially equal qualifications. In the event that a qualified graduate student cannot be identified, an undergraduate student who is enrolled in the BS in chemistry program at Eastern Illinois University may be substituted if he/she meets the following criteria: the recipient will have completed at least twelve semester hours at Eastern Illinois University including at least six semester hours of chemistry, including one semester of Quantitative Analysis and two semesters of Organic Chemistry. The recipient must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and a GPA in chemistry courses of 3.0. The recipient must show exceptional promise for distinction in the field of chemistry. Financial need may be a consideration in the case of candidates with essentially equal qualifications.