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HS Award Nominations Due March 1!

Iota Sigma Pi Outstanding Young Women in Chemistry Award


Each spring, I look forward to hearing from high school teachers all over the United States! They are responding to our call for nominations of outstanding female high school chemistry students. We received nearly 100 nominations last year! “Promoting interest in chemistry among young women” is one of the most important goals of Iota Sigma Pi, so we would like our chapters to publicize this award extensively by contacting their local high school chemistry teachers.


On our website: http://www.iotasigmapi.info under AWARDS, you can find the cover letter and the nomination form for the Outstanding Young Women in Chemistry Award. The student nominated must be a graduating female high school senior with the following qualifications: an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.8/4.0 or higher and have taken at least one high school chemistry course. A copy of the student transcript must be attached.

The nomination must come from the chemistry instructor(s), school counselors or the principal. Only one student should be nominated per school. Please keep in mind we are particularly interested in young women who show high academic achievement in chemistry.


Encourage your local high school teacher to fill out the nomination form, attach an official transcript, and mail it to Margaret Workman, IΣΠ Coordinator of Initiates & Supplies, as directed on the form. Nominations are accepted December 1st through March 1st.

The award includes an official certificate issued by Iota Sigma P and the awardees will be recognized in the Iotan, the national publication of the Society. The award will be mailed to each nominator/school. We ask that the submitting high school make an effort to present the award at an official assembly and publicize it in the local media.


I look forward to receiving many, many nominations!

Margaret Workman

Coordinator of Initiates and Supplies


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