College and Departmental Fellowships
McWilliams Presidential Fellowship will support two students per year in the Mellon College of Science who are conducting leading-edge research in selected fields, which are currently nanotechnology, biophysics and cosmology.
With gratitude for a very generous bequest from alumna Stephanie Kwolek (S‘46), Carnegie Mellon University has established the Kwolek Presidential Fellowship in Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University.
Thanks to a generous endowed gift, the Department of Chemistry also offers the John & Nancy Harrison Legacy Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Harrison Legacy Fellowship is awarded to a dedicated graduate student based on research accomplishments and promise. The fellowship provide $3000/year as a supplement to the students' stipend with up to $1000/year of the fellowship funds to be used for the student's travel to conferences. Students must have ABD status to be eligible.
An endowed fund for supporting conference travel for Chemistry graduate students in physical chemistry or chemical physics has been created in honor of Edwin N. Lassettre, the Edwin N. Lassettre Graduate Travel Award honors a former Carnegie Mellon University faculty member who was internationally known for pioneering work in electron-impact spectroscopy. Please see Professor Lassettre's 1990 obituary in Physics Today for more about his exemplary career in physical chemistry.