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The Wonhwa Cho Graduate Fellowships for Chemistry

The Chemistry Department recently announced the foundation of the Wonhwa Cho Graduate Fellowship for Chemistry, which supports up to four outstanding graduate students who will be entering UIC at the Fall of each year.


In order to be eligible for consideration, all students must submit their graduate application to UIC before February 15 of each year.


This newly installed fellowship supports four outstanding, incoming graduate students in all areas of chemistry for their first two years of study. All students who receive an offer of admission to the UIC Chemistry graduate program will be considered for this award. Students who have previously joined the UIC Chemistry graduate program are not eligible.

Rules and Procedures

Eligible candidates will be reviewed by the Chemistry Graduate Admissions Committee and evaluated for academic excellence on the basis of post-secondary record, letters of recommendation, personal statement, standardized tests, and other criteria as deemed appropriate by the committee. Students who receive the Wonhwa Cho Graduate Fellowship for Chemistry will be awarded a total of $10,000. Teaching and research assistantship stipends for awardees must be equivalent to those provided to other students in the Chemistry program. In addition, the awardee’s supervisor must pay the student’s first year financial supplement, which amounts to one month's salary.