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ANNA LOUISE HOFFMAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GRADUATE RESEARCH (annual award)

Anna Louise Hoffman was National Secretary of Iota Sigma Pi for two terms from 1948-1954, was a member of Radium Chapter, and served for many years up to her death in 1974 as ΙΣΠ Regional Director for Region V (Eastern). She was honored just three years later in 1977 when National Council authorized the Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research.

Criteria:
The Anna Louise Hoffman Award recognizes outstanding achievement in chemical research by a woman graduate student. At the time of nomination, the candidate must be a full-time (as defined by the candidate's institution) woman graduate student who is a candidate for a graduate degree in an accredited institution. The research presented by the candidate must be original research that can be described by one of the main chemical divisions (e.g., analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, physical, and/or ancillary divisions of chemistry). The candidate may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions:
Nominations for the award must be made by faculty members of the candidate's current institution. Only one nomination may be submitted by a single department.

Dossier:
The nomination dossier must contain all of the following information within a single file to be electronically submitted (pdf format is recommended):
1) Completed application form. Note that the candidate's permanent (home) address and school address must be provided.
2) An academic history, including official transcripts (scanned) from all colleges and universities attended by the candidate.
3) A brief description of the candidate's research and a list of publications and/or talks or papers presented outside of degree requirements. The description of the research should be no more than 2 pages and must be prepared by the candidate.

The candidate should arrange for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent electronically, but independently of the nomination dossier, by the application deadline.Two recommendations: one from someone, such as a research adviser, who knows the candidate's work; and one from someone else who is familiar with the candidate's research capabilities.

The candidate should also arrange for official transcripts to be mailed, independently of the nomination dossier, and must be received no later than March 1.

Application Due Date:
The complete dossier must be sent electronically as a single file (pdf format is recommended), and the letters of recommendation and official transcripts should be sent to the Director of Student Awards. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15 of each year, and the award will be announced by April 15 of each year.

Award:
The award will be $500, a certificate, and a waiver of Iota Sigma Pi membership dues for one year.

Presentation:
The award will be presented a local meeting of Iota Sigma Pi or the American Chemical Society or at a suitable time arranged with the department chair of the awardee.

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMISTRY (annual award)
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMISTRY by a FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT (annual award)
The nomination shall be for excellence in chemistry.

Criteria:
The Iota Sigma Pi Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry recognizes excellence in chemistry by a woman undergraduate student. The candidate shall be a senior woman chemistry student in an accredited college or university that grants a four year degree. The candidate may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions:
Nominations for the award must be made by faculty members of the candidate's current institution. Only one nomination may be submitted by a single department.

Dossier:
The nomination dossier must contain all of the following within a single file to be electronically submitted (pdf format is recommended):
1) Completed application form. Note that the candidate's permanent (home) address and school address must be provided.
2) An academic history, including official transcripts (scanned) of the student's college record including the grade point average. Include transcripts from all institutions attended. If the candidate's most recent grades are not included on the official transcript, the Department Head can write on behalf of the candidate to certify the most recent grades.
3) A Personal Statement that describes the candidate's activities while in college and her plans after graduation.

The candidate should arrange for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent electronically, but independently of the nomination dossier, by the application deadline. A minimum of two recommendations: faculty members who can speak to the candidate’s studies and accomplishments in chemistry.

The candidate should also arrange for official transcripts to be mailed, independently of the nomination dossier, and must be received no later than March 1.

Application Due Date:
One copy of the nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf) to the Director of Student Awards. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15 of each year, and the award will be announced by April 15 of each year.

Award:
The award will be $500, a certificate, and a waiver of dues for one year.

Presentation:
At the discretion of the Director for Student Awards, and in consultation with the awardee's Department Head, the award will be presented at a suitable venue such as a campus-wide honors day, a nearby local meeting of Iota Sigma Pi, or a local or regional meeting of the American Chemical Society.

GLADYS ANDERSON EMERSON SCHOLARSHIP (annual award)
Gladys Anderson Emerson Biography
The nomination shall be for excellence in chemistry or biochemistry.

Gladys Anderson Emerson was the chairman of the Department of Home Economics and Nutrition at the University of California at Los Angeles. She received the A.B. and the B.S. degrees from Oklahoma College for Women, the A.M. degree from Stanford University, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California. She was the co-isolator of Vitamin E in 1936 and enjoyed a long and fruitful career in nutrition research. She received the Garvin Medal from the American Chemical Society in 1952 for her research on Vitamin E, nitrogen metabolism, and nutrition.

Dr. Emerson was a member of Carbon Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi, later of Hydrogen, Aurum, and Sulfur Chapters. She served two terms as national Vice President of ΙΣΠ 1945-1951, two terms as national President 1951-1957, two terms as national past-president 1957-1963, and was made National Honorary Member in 1963.

In 1984 she died in California and left a considerable sum of money in her estate to establish scholarships for undergraduate women. In establishing these scholarships for Iota Sigma Pi, she expressed her belief in the necessity for women to be full participants in scientific education.

Criteria:
The Gladys Anderson Emerson Scholarship recognizes excellence in chemistry or biochemistry by a woman undergraduate student. The candidate shall have attained junior standing in her curriculum at an accredited college or university and must have at least one semester of work remaining to be completed as of August 1 following the announcement. The candidate must be a member of Iota Sigma Pi at the time of her nomination. Individuals who are not members but who wish to apply for the scholarship may be made members by National Council action.

Conditions:
Nomination for the scholarship must be made by a member of Iota Sigma Pi and must be supported by members of the faculty of the candidate's institution through letters of recommendation. Only one nomination may be submitted from a single department within a college or university.

Dossier:
The nomination dossier must contain all of the following information within a single file to be electronically submitted (pdf format is recommended):
1) Completed application form. Note that the candidate's permanent (home) address and school address must be provided; the candidate's affiliation with Iota Sigma Pi (chapter or member-at-large) must also be stipulated on the application form.
2) An academic history, including official transcripts (scanned) of the student's college record including the grade point average. Include transcripts from all institutions attended. If the candidate's most recent grades are not included on the official transcript, the Department Head can write on behalf of the candidate to certify the most recent grades.
3) A Personal Statement that describes the candidate, her goals in chemistry, her academic honors and professional memberships, and her college activities, hobbies, talents, etc. Evidence of financial need may be presented in the personal statement, if applicable. The Personal Statement should not exceed 2 pages.

The candidate should arrange for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent electronically, but independently of the nomination dossier, by the application deadline:
1) A letter of nomination from a member of Iota Sigma Pi (preferably a Chapter Officer).
2) At least two letters of recommendation from faculty members who know the candidate's academic history and/or have taught her.
The candidate should also arrange for official transcripts to be mailed, independently of the nomination dossier, and must be received no later than March 1.

Application Due Date:
One copy of the nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf) to the Director of Student Awards. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15 of each year, and the award will be announced by April 15 of each year.

Award:
The scholarship consists of a $2000 stipend and a certificate. Up to two awards may be given.

At the discretion of the Director for Student Awards, and in consultation with the awardee’s Department Head, the award will be presented at a suitable venue such as a campus-wide honors day, a nearby local meeting of Iota Sigma Pi, or a local or regional meeting of the American Chemical Society.

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE REENTRY AWARD (annual award)
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:

1) have returned to academic studies (from any field) after an absence of three or more years (three or more years of elapsed time means 3 and 30 are treated equally).
2) be a degree candidate at any level in chemistry or a related field at an accredited four-year college or university.
3) have completed at least one academic year of college chemistry upon returning.
4) exhibit exceptional qualities of interest, excellence, and professional potential in chemistry.

For more details see the Members-at-Large website.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY AWARD (annual award)
This award shall recognize potential excellence in chemistry achieved by a woman at the high school level.

In an effort to promote interest in chemistry among young women, Iota Sigma Pi is offering a new award to be given to female high school students with high academic achievement in chemistry. The award includes an official certificate issued by Iota Sigma Pi and recognition in the Iotan, the national publication of the Society. Deadline is March 15 of each year. Nomination form is available as a word document. All nominations shall be mailed to the Coordinator of Initiates and Supplies.

Download the nomination form for the High School Award here.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY RECIPIENTS

2015 Recipients
2016 Recipients

ANNA LOUISE HOFFMAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GRADUATE RESEARCH RECIPIENTS

1979 lrene Gennich
1980 Ann E . Orel
1981 Kerin Scanlon
1982 Diane Peebles
1983 Jane Young Lewis
1984 Veronica Blasquez
1985 Olivia Salinovich
1986 Bridget A. McCortney
1987 Jo Ann Canich
1988 Nancy J. Makri
1989 Beatriz G. Bravo
1990 Carol J. Mertz
1991 Kathleen Schaffers
1992 Laura McConnell
1993 Kathleen Cox
1994 Sheryl Ann Tucker
1995 Shahrnaz Motakef
1996 Jaqueline L. Kiplinger
1997 Irina Massova
1998 Katherine Queeney
1999 Joanne Marie Wittbrodt
2000 Laura Kaufman
2001 Ekaterina Pletneva
2002 Vy Dong
2003 Rachel Brewster
2004 Jennifer Heemstra
2005 Lydmila (Lyuda) Slipchenko
2006 Andisheh Abedini
2007 Amanda Moore
2008 Ashley L. Ringer
2009 Heather D. Agnew
2010 Aurelia Rose Honerkamp-Smith
2011 Sondra Hellstrom
2012 Emilie Ringe
2013 Ellen Marie Matson
2014 Elizabeth Nancy Bess
2015 Kristen Brown
2016 Juli-Anna Dolyniuk
2017 Tesia Valeska Chciuk

THE GLADYS ANDERSON EMERSON UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

1987 Jean C. Huang
1987 Prashanit Sarma
1988 Christiane Wiese
1989 Harolyn Lynette Hood
1989 Carol A. Mindock
1990 Heather A. Carlson
1991 Bridget Brandas
1992 Gidget Cantrell
1993 Elizabeth Currin
1994 Fei Liu
1995 Emily L. Reichert
1996 Emily Elizabeth Ray
1997 Tashica Williams
1998 Shanna Schmiesing
1999 Jessica I-Jane Chuang
2000 Veronika Gagovic
2001 Jovana Grbic
2002 Edith V. Bowers
2003 Jelena Petrovic
2004 Lesley-Ann Giddings
2005 Mimi Cho
2006 Paige LeAnn Sanders
2007 Stephanie Hemmingson
2007 Taralyn Tan
2008 Jennifer Mattler
2009 Megan Lanier
2009 Anna (Alice) Reznickova
2010 Shannen Cravens
2010 Caitlyn Rose Kennedy
2011 Christina M. Chang
2012 Kaitlyn Weeber
2013 Clarke Knight
2014 Jennifer Grauberger
2015 Kori Sye
2016 Megan Wancura
2017 Mairead Bartlett

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMISTRY RECIPIENTS
*First generation student

1975 Lynne Shapiro Garone
1976 Janet Andrene Lindsey
1977 Michele Moisio Thomas
1978 Deborah Louise Plick
1979 Anne Marie Learnard
1980 Anne Booth Wood
1981 Martha S. Reynolds
1982 Cecelia A. Walsh
1983 Carol J. O'Rourke
1984 Faith L. Van Nice
1985 lngrid Fritsch
1986 Amy Jo Hoffman
1987 Andrea M. DeLast
1988 Carmen D. Wheelock
1989 Vivien Wai-Fan Chan
1990 Kristy Ann Martin
1991 Catherine Perry
1992 Susan Conyers
1993 Hala Gobran
1994 Michelle T. Renda
1995 Mary Ellen Biggin
1996 Margaret Elizabeth Stroupe
1997 Tina Trnka
1998 Rebecca Holmberg
1999 Nicole R. Brinkmann
2000 Angel Chan
2001 Rebecca Sansom
2002 Laura Wieland
2003 Mary Rozenman
2004 Laura M. Wally
2005 Megan Dellinger
2006 Yael Elmatad
2007 Erin Anderson
2008 Karin Brumback
2009 Amanda Turek
2010 Jenna Luek
2011 Emma Yates
2012 Katerina Korch
2013 Lisa Stephanie Cunden
2014 Brynn Elizabeth Umbach
2015 Sean Feng
2015 Christina Lollar*
2016 Alexis Clark
2016 Catherine McGeough*
2017 Vanessa Cupil-Garcia
2017 Crystal Gunther*

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