Michael and Greta McKinney Chemistry & Biochemistry Scholarship

Science and Engineering

The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in Fall of 2024. The recipient must be current in all qualifications for the scholarship (e.g., enrollment status) in Fall 2024. The winner will be expected to attend the Annual CoSE Donor Recognition and Scholarship Awards Dinner in early October, 2024.

  • Awarding Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Michael and Greta McKinney Chemistry & Biochemistry Scholarship is to assist promising SF State rising senior undergraduate students in chemistry or biochemistry who demonstrate outstanding academic merit and financial need.
  • Criteria:
    1) Must have at most one academic year left at SF State.
    2) Students who meet the AB540 definition are eligible to apply.
    3) Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application.
    4) Must have financial need as determined by FAFSA or the California Dream Application.
  • Major: Multiple: Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Upper Division(Junior/Senior), Graduating Senior;Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Yes
  • Citizenship: US Citizen/Perm Res
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 2.8; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Lilian Gathua
  • Campus Address: TH 806
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 405-2139
  • Email: liliangathua@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: https://chemistry.sfsu.edu/funding
  • Number of Awards: Varies

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is available to students who will have senior standing during the academic year the award will be disbursed. Will you be a senior in the upcoming academic year?
  2. Please request a confidential letter from a professor who has taught you and can speak to your academic ability. Recommendation must be received by the deadline.
  3. Please upload your latest academic transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  4. Please describe how this scholarship will help you complete your education with good standing and include a career plan.