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Nicholas Chopey Scholarship Program
Live application window: December 6, 2023 through January 24, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time

Chemical Engineering Magazine has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time students at one of six eligible four-year institutions.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants of the Nicholas Chopey Scholarship Program award must be:

  • Current third-year students
  • Enrolled in full-time undergraduate study in Chemical Engineering at one of the following four-year colleges or universities:
    • Columbia University
    • Rutgers University
    • SUNY Buffalo
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Oklahoma
    • University of Virgina

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the amount of $1,000.

Award is one-time only.

Award is for undergraduate study only.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any director, officer or employee of Chemical Engineering Magazine play a part in the selection.

All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Consideration of past academic performance and future potential
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Chemical Engineering Magazine. Awards will be paid in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than January 27, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Chemical Engineering Magazine has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

Please make sure to add as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.