Chemistry Scholarships Reward Achievers in the Sciences
The Melvin R. Arnold Scholarship is $2,500 per year (renewable for up to four years; this scholarship is in addition to any other academic scholarships with the total award not to exceed full tuition). There are up to five scholarships given to freshmen each year. The eligibility requirements are as follows:
- Major in either biochemistry or chemistry
Minor in chemistry along with a major in biology, mathematics, or a pre-professional science area
- Live on campus
- Maintain good academic standing while making progress toward your degree
There are several steps that are required for the scholarship, summarized as follows:
Application for Admission to Jamestown College including references, transcript and test scores.
Submit an extracurricular activities resume. Please include all school, church, and community related activities both science and non-science related.
Two letters of reference from teachers, counselors, or other academic authority who can attest to your scholastic attributes in the sciences as well as your personal character.
Submit a short typed paragraph addressing each of the following questions:
Why are you interested in studying science or mathematics at Jamestown College?
When did you become interested in science or mathematics?
Is there a specific event, situation, or individual that you credit with inspiring you to study science or mathematics?
What are your career plans after you graduate from Jamestown College?
You may contact the admissions office at 1-800-336-2554 or email with any questions.
The Legacy of Melvin R. Arnold at Jamestown College
Melvin R. Arnold, formerly of Ambrose, ND, graduated from Jamestown College in 1938 with a major in chemistry. His life work was in chemicals and catalytic processes, and he retired after a career as an international consultant in catalysts and synthetic fuels. At the time of his death on November 11, 1993, he and his wife, LeVerna, were residing in Brownsville, Texas.
During his lifetime and through his estate, Mr. Arnold was a significant donor to Jamestown College, amassing a cumulative giving record of more than $1.2 million. He established an annual chemistry scholarship in 1982, and through his estate, established the Melvin R. Arnold Chemistry Scholarship program for new freshmen with the first awards taking place in the 1997-98 school year.
Mr. Arnold expressed a great deal of pride in all Jamestown College students. It is with this same sense of pride that his name and life's work will be memorialized as part of the Jamestown College legacy.
We thank you for your interest in the Melvin R. Arnold scholarship, and we wish you much success in your collegiate academic career.