Chemistry

Departmental Awards

The CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award is given annually to the students from Chemical Principles of Organic Molecules and previously from general chemistry who have achieved an outstanding understanding of chemistry. Recipients receive the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.
Previous Recipients
  • 2019 - Hannah, Flayhart, Nathaniel Braddock, Hillary Hwang, William Cosner
  • 2018 - Haley Wilt, Mahin Zaman, Allison Gallaher, Nathaniel Neuland
  • 2017 - Larisa Okshewsky, Felicia Attor, Wrin Asman, and Josh Samuels
  • 2016 - Courtney Vicisko and Sarah Noman
  • 2015 - Ernie Eckenrode and John (Hao) Zhang
  • 2014 - Anna Inserra, Bailey Howard, and Cassie Dixon
  • 2013 - Laurel Jones and Elizabeth Bell
  • 2012 - Katherine Kreft and Paige Kube
  • 2011 - Joshua Goheen and Jimmy Comotto
  • 2010 - Jessica Magdeburger and Eshan Patel
  • 2009 - Christine Lynch and Diane Hagmann
  • 2008 - Khadiza Chowdhury and Meaghan Moxley
  • 2007 - Candace Gaull and William Ostrander
The Joseph H. McLain ’37 Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a rising senior who is majoring in chemistry. The scholarship, named for a longtime professor of chemistry and former Washington College president, is valued at $2,500.
Previous Recipients
  • 2019-20 - Sean Garin
  • 2018-19 - Meredith Kenton
  • 2017-18 - Collin Vincent 
  • 2016-17 - Patrick Ginther
  • 2015-16 - Laurel Jones
  • 2014-15 - Blair Towers
  • 2013-14 - Michael Giroux
  • 2012-13 - Kristen Willie
  • 2011-12 - Kelsie Jensen
  • 2010-11 - Edward Hoegg
  • 2009-10 - Erika Malow
  • 2008-09 - Caitlin Coates
  • 2007-08 - Katricia Stevens
  • 2006-07 - Edward Hohenstein
  • 2005-06 - JaneFlora Kanya
  • 2004-05 - Thomas Stromberg

The Hague Scholarship
 is awarded to a rising senior who is majoring in chemistry, with the highest grade point average in chemistry.
Previous Recipients
  • 2019-20 - Larisa Okshewsky
  • 2018-19 - Collin Vincent
  • 2017-18 - Yi Zhang 
  • 2016-17 - Anna Inserra 
  • 2015-16 - Sean Haynie
  • 2014-15 - Kyriakos Atmatzidis
  • 2013-14 - Emily Irene Sahadeo
  • 2012-13 - Jessica Magdeburger

The James R. Miller ’51 Award For Excellence in Chemistry is given at Commencement to an outstanding senior majoring in chemistry or pursuing premedical studies who has demonstrated special interest and high academic achievement in chemistry.

Previous Recipients
  • 2019 - Merideth Kenton
  • 2018 - Simon Belcher
  • 2017 - Anna Inserra
  • 2016 - Sean Haynie
  • 2015 - Eleanor Towers
  • 2014 - Michael Giroux
  • 2013 - Jessica Marie Magdeburger
  • 2012 - Kelsie Elizabeth Jensen
  • 2011 - Edward Dexter Hoegg
  • 2010 - Sarah Elizabeth Macht and Heather Marie Sheridan
  • 2009 - No Award Given
  • 2008 - Katricia Michelle Stevens
  • 2007 - Chelsea Alexandra Prior
  • 2006 - Cassie Ann Slentz
  • 2005 - Kristin Ann Koenig

The Joseph H. McLain ’37 Prize is awarded to the graduating senior who shows the greatest promise for making a future contribution to human understanding of chemistry. This prize was endowed in 1982 by members of the American Pyrotechnics Association.

Previous Recipients
  • 2019 - Collin Vincent
  • 2018 - Skyler Clark
  • 2017 - Patrick Ginther
  • 2016 - Misbath Daouda
  • 2015 - Kelly Bird
  • 2014 - Emily Irene Sahadeo
  • 2013 - Matthew Douglas Streeter
  • 2012 - Sean Andrew Harrison
  • 2011 - No Award Given
  • 2010 - Ericka Jean Malow
  • 2009 - Caitlin Shea Coates
  • 2008 - Katricia Michelle Stevens
  • 2007 - Edward G. Hohenstein IV
  • 2006 - Cassie Ann Slentz
  • 2005 - Daniel William Himmelberger
The Eleanor Taylor ’44 and Francis Taylor Chemistry Prize is awarded to a qualified, enrolled rising senior student majoring chemistry at Washington College. The Recipient must demonstrate special interest and high academic achievement in chemistry.
  • 2019-20 - Alexandra Serles
  • 2018-19 - Jessie Ngoc
  • 2017-18 - Skyler Clark
The Eleanor Taylor ’44 and Francis Taylor Chemistry Scholarship provides financial aid to qualified, deserving sophomore, junior or senior students who have declared a major in chemistry and have financial need as determined by the Washington College Office of Financial Aid.
  • 2019-20 - Savannah Ross
  • 2018-19 - Felicia Attor
  • 2017-18 - Meredith Kenton
  • 2016-17 - Dom Giandonato
William O. Baker Chemistry Scholarship provides financial aid to qualified students who have declared a major in chemistry and have financial need as determined by the Washington College Office of Financial Aid
  • 2019-20 - Haley Wilt
  • 2018-19 - Savannah Ross