Illinois-Iowa Local Section

Illinois-Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society.

Donald Kiser Memorial Scholarship

Dr Donald Kiser's vocation and interest in chemistry and his leadership and involvement in the American Chemical Society at the National and Section levels has led the Illinois-Iowa Section to honor his memory through the establishment of this scholarship. It will be provided annually by the Illinois-Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society.

Past Scholarship Winners

  • 2002 Kimberly Gebhardt
  • 2003 Terell Williams
  • 2004 Laura Michel
  • 2005 Sara Dierickx
  • 2006 Bryant Koons
  • 2007 Luke Roling
  • 2008 Kelly Holt
  • 2009 Wyn Boerckel
  • 2010 Kaitlin Heinen
  • 2011 David Fischer
  • 2012 Jacob Kaczinski
  • 2013 MacKenzie Garlock / Sarah Fischer
  • 2014 Erica Peterson
  • 2015 Michael Do

Eligibility Requirements

 Applicants must be:

 ·         Pursuing studies in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering.

 ·         Demonstrating a high level of academic achievement in science or related area.

 ·         A resident of one of the following counties in Illinois: Bureau, Carroll, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren or Whiteside.  In Iowa: Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Muscatine or Scott.

 ·         Entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2016 at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.



 ·         The Donald Kiser Scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable merit based award in the amount of $750.00. 


Application Procedures

 ·         Return completed application, a copy of high school transcript showing grades to date and ACT test scores, and two scholarship reference forms, at least one of which is from a teacher.

 ·         If deemed necessary by the scholarship committee, interviews may be conducted.

 ·         The application must be completed and returned on or before

April 1, 2016 to:


Rich Craddick
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc.
1600 Oregon Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

  • Download the application form here.

Local Section Events 2018

1.  Opioids: Fighting Addiction with Chemistry
     Tuesday, February 27, Black Hawk College, East Campus

2.  ACS Chemistry Trivia Night, Wednesday 28 March, 7-9pm St Ambrose University

3.  Sarah Anderson/Morton Crime Lab, April 17, 6-8 PM  Black Hawk College, Quad Cities Campus

4. Earth Week, Various Outreach Events April 22-28

4.  Environmental Chemistry Night, Tour QC Analytical Labs, May 14, 6 PM

5.  September/October  Career Fair Augustana College/(currently open)

5b.  Don't forget NCW!  (Oct 21-27 outerspace chemistry)

6. November-ish:  Annual Undergraduate Research Conference:  Sat October 27, St Ambrose University

7. November/December (currently open)