Winthrop Chemistry Majors Selected for Carolinas Chemical Club Scholarships

Scholarship recipient Andrew LaChapell looks on as Carolinas Chemical Chair Jim McKiernan presents Matt Howell with his award at the Carolinas Chemical Club Luncheon Ceremony held at Piper Glen

November 7, 2005
Charlotte, NC.   Two Winthrop chemistry majors were recognized today at the annual scholarship luncheon hosted by the Carolinas Chemical Club at Piper Glen Country Club.  Matthew Howell and Andrew LaChapell each received a $1,000 scholarship through the generosity of the Carolinas Chemical Club, a group of sales and purchasing professionals who market for major US chemical companies in the Charlotte and upstate South Carolina region.

Matthew is a junior chemistry major from Clover, SC planning to pursue graduate school or a professional chemistry position in industry upon graduation from Winthrop.  Andrew is currently a senior chemistry major who transferred last year to Winthrop from California State University.  He is finishing a chemistry degree and also holding a position with Specialty Polymers Corporation in Chester, SC.  Andrew intends to either continue working in industry or pursue graduate studies after graduation from Winthrop.

For the past five years, the Carolinas Chemical Club, has recognized Winthrop chemistry students through its demonstrated generosity.  For a number of recipients, the Carolinas Chemical scholarships have enabled them to qualify for in-state tuition at Winthrop as a result of their award.  Each spring, the scholarship selection committee solicits nominations from chemistry faculty on students to be considered for these awards.  The committee reviews academic performance, interest in chemistry, other financial aid being received, and financial need in making its recommendations.  Prior scholarship recipients are working in industry, teaching high school chemistry, or attending graduate school.