Dr. Ronald Marks served with distinction as a professor in the IUP Chemistry Department for 27 years.
Colleagues, family, and friends established the scholarship in 1986 to honor his many accomplishments as an educator and scientist. Dr. Marks was honored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education with both the Certificate of Excellence in Teaching and the Teaching Fellow Award. IUP recognized Marks with the 1985–86 distinguished faculty award.
These scholarships are given annually to a first- and/or a third-year student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who shows promise for a productive career in chemical education and are recommended by their academic adviser. The two awards can be given to two first-year students or two third-year students, but one of each is preferred.
The award amount for 2019–20: Up to $1,090 (for up to two awards).
2017–18: Arie Van Wieren and Noah Garrett2016–17: Kristin McDeavitt and Autumn Toki2015–16: Daniel Chelednik and Gregory Boring2014–15: Carlyn Brecht and Jacob Gregory2013–14: Brittney
Wiesheier and Andrew Teorsky2011–12: Daniel
McCullough and Peter Greenawalt2009–10: Leslie
Webster and Amanda Lynn2008–09: Mathew
Grata and Kimberly Boonie2006–07: Michael
Deible and Joseph Zewe & Tracey Baker2005–06: Brandon
Gumm and Amanda Davis2002–03: Jerrod
Moore and Rebekah Mills and Eric Ofchinick2000–01: Gabriel
Walton and Dana Berkey1998–99: John
Choman and Jeffrey Roberts1994–95: Jennifer
Cochran and Jeffrey Roberts