Thanks to the generous support of alumni, faculty and friends, our department is very fortunate to have a number of endowed scholarships that help enable highly talented individuals to attend the University. These scholarships, based on academic performance, are awarded by the department in concert with awards from the University’s Financial Assistance Office. We would like to sincerely thank all of the donors to these scholarship funds; your generosity is a vote of confidence in our mission to provide an outstanding scientific education to students regardless of their financial wherewithal.
Departmental benefactors may donate to these scholarships or receive information about creating a new scholarship at bradley.edu/giving.
Mary and Tom Cummings Scholarship
Recipients must have attained sophomore standing with strong academic records majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. This scholarship was established in 1997 by Mary and Tom Cummings. Tom briefly taught at Westminster College, PA, before coming to Bradley in 1955. In 1990 his teaching was formally recognized when he received Bradley's Putnam Award for excellence in teaching. Tom retired from Bradley in 1997 after 42 years on the hilltop. Tom passed away in 2016 and Mary in 2015.
Deidre Eilers Scholarship
Recipients must have attained sophomore standing with strong academic records majoring in chemistry-secondary education. This scholarship was established in 2002 by the family, friends, and former teachers of Deidre S. Eilers. Deidre graduated with a degree in chemistry/teaching at Bradley and earned the Department’s prestigious Scheele Award for excellence in scholarship. She married James Eilers, a 1966 graduate of Bradley in Chemistry.
Elizabeth Ruf Field Scholarship
Recipients must have attained sophomore standing with strong academic records (GPA of at least 3.4) majoring in chemistry or biochemistry who plan to become a physician. The scholarship was established in 2005 by the Field Family to honor an exceptional teacher, mentor, and scholar. She taught French at the high school level at Cleveland Heights (OH), Glen Bernie (MD), and Oahu (HI) and at the college level at Bradley University (1979-1997) and Eureka College (1987-2015).
Don and Cynthia Glover Scholarship
Recipients must have attained sophomore standing with strong academic records (GPA of at least 3.0) majoring in chemistry or biochemistry and minoring in the humanities or the fine or performing arts. The scholarship was established in 2004 by the Glovers. A. Donald Glover began his teaching career at Bradley in 1966 and retired in 2000. While at Bradley, he co-founded the Medical Technology Program, the Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Program, and the BRDC Postdoctoral Program. He also pioneered the freshman chemistry “drop-back” course and the creation of the Department’s seminar program.
Dr. Doris Kasey Kolb Women in Chemistry Endowed Scholarship
Recipient(s) must be female and majoring in a program offered by the Mund-Lagowski Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This scholarship was established by Dr. Kenneth E. Kolb in memory of his late wife, Dr. Doris Kasey Kolb. Doris and Ken began their teaching careers at Corning Community College. In 1965 Ken was appointed an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bradley and two years later Doris was appointed Professor of Chemistry at Illinois Central College, a position that she held until her retirement in 1986. That year she was named an Adjunct Professor at Bradley, a position that she held until her passing in 2005.
Jeanne Lagowski Scholarship
Recipients must have attained sophomore standing with strong academic records majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. This scholarship was established in 1994 by Jeanne and Joe Lagowski. Jeanne Mund Lagowski (BS and MS, Chemistry) was Associate Dean, College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Lagowski was also a Bradley Centurion, and she received several teaching excellence awards, including the Blunk Memorial Professorship, a UT College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council Award, and a UT College of Natural Sciences award.
Major Robert H. Lawrence Scholarship
Recipients are full-time African-American upperclassman with strong academic records majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. This scholarship was established in 1967 by the family and friends of Major Lawrence, a 1956 chemistry graduate of Bradley University who became the first African-American astronaut. Major Lawrence died in a flight accident on December 8, 1967 during training for the Air Force Manned Orbital Laboratory program. In December 1997, his name was added to the Space Mirror Memorial, honoring American astronauts who have died in the line of duty.
John H. Shroyer Scholarship
Recipients must have attained sophomore standing with strong academic records majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. Upon Dr. Shroyer’s death in 1993, family, colleagues, and friends established this scholarship. Before joining the faculty at Bradley in 1940, he taught for eight years at Flint Junior College in Michigan. During his 27 years at Bradley, Dr. Shroyer was Chair of the Chemistry Department and, in addition, took on the duties of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences between 1955 and 1965.
Bhagat Singh Scholarship
Recipients must have attained sophomore standing with strong academic records majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. This scholarship was established in 1988 by the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Singh, who after working for American Gas Association (Cleveland) and Corn Products (Argo, IL), came to Bradley University in 1948. After his retirement in 1977, he continued to teach part-time until his passing in 1997. In 1964, Dr. Singh received Bradley’s prestigious Putnam Award for excellence in teaching.
Max A. & Emma S. Taylor Endowed Scholarship
Recipients must have a GPA of at least 3.0, with preference given to those students who plan to attend graduate school. The family, friends and former students of Max Taylor established this scholarship in 2014. Max taught chemistry at Bradley from 1969 until his passing in 2014. During his career Max received numerous awards, including Bradley’s highest accolade for excellence in teaching, the Charles A. Putnam Medal. Emma taught at chemistry in the Peoria Catholic school system from 1970 through 2013 at Academy of Our Lady, Spalding Institute, and Peoria Notre Dame High School.
Dr. & Mrs. Carl Neuhoff Scholarship
Recipients must have attained sophomore standing with strong academic records majoring in chemistry or biochemistry who plan to pursue medicine (MD or DO) or nursing. This scholarship was established in 1985 by Dr. & Mrs. Carl Neuhoff. Dr. Neuhoff, earned the BA degree from Bradley in 1934. He served as Chairman of the Family Practice Department at St. Francis Hospital Medical Center. Mrs. Neuhoff, nee Elizabeth Bourland, received the BA degree from Bradley in 1937 and was a local Real Estate Broker.
Lyn Sturrock Scholarship
Recipients are full-time students who plan to major in clinical laboratory science (Medical Technology). Ian Sturrock, former Vice President for Development at Bradley, established this scholarship in 1989 in memory of his wife, Lyn.