Ronald L. Marks Scholarship

  • 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.

    Award Criteria

    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).

    Prior Award Recipients

    2017–18: Arie Van Wieren and Noah Garrett
    2016–17: Kristin McDeavitt and Autumn Toki
    2015–16: Daniel Chelednik and Gregory Boring
    2014–15: Carlyn Brecht and Jacob Gregory
    2013–14: Brittney Wiesheier and Andrew Teorsky
    2011–12: Daniel Chelednik
    2010–11: Jeffrey McCullough and Peter Greenawalt
    2009–10: Leslie Webster and Amanda Lynn
    2008–09: Mathew Grata and Kimberly Boonie
    2006–07: Michael Deible and Joseph Zewe & Tracey Baker
    2005–06: Brandon Trabosh
    2003–04: Catherine Gumm and Amanda Davis
    2002–03: Jerrod Moore and Rebekah Mills and Eric Ofchinick
    2000–01: Gabriel Taylor
    1999–2000: Jessica Walton and Dana Berkey
    1998–99: John Keith
    1997–98: Dana Berkey
    1996–97: David Keith
    1995–96: Wendy Choman and Jeffrey Roberts
    1994–95: Jennifer Coleman
    1993–94: Laura Cochran and Jeffrey Roberts