Bill Ponder Chemistry Scholarship
Established in 1994, this scholarship was created by Dr. Bill Ponder, friends, and faculty members within the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Ponder earned his B.S. from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1956 where he was an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. In 1959, Dr. Ponder earned his M.S. from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in 1961 (1991). Dr. Ponder served as Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University until his retirement. The scholarship honors Dr. Ponder, former Chair of the department. The scholarship is available to full time chemistry majors who have completed at least 75 hours of academic credit (45 hours at Georgia Southern University) with a minimum unadjusted GPA of 3.0. Students must have completed at least 15 hours of chemistry credit with a minimum chemistry grade point average of 3.0. Relevant extracurricular activities and work experience should be taken into consideration.