The Cort Scholarship in chemistry was established by Bruce Cort in honor of his parents, Irving and Sylvia Cort. The award is given to an entering freshman chemistry major based on academic excellence in high school. The scholarship is $1000 per year for a maximum of four years provided that the student maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and makes satisfactory progress toward a chemistry degree. In addition, each Cort Scholar is named a Chemistry Department Research Fellow and receives a grant of $250 per year to support student-faculty research. The Chemistry Department selects the Cort Scholar from a pool of candidates provided by the Director of Admissions. Further details regarding the Cort Scolarship are available from Dr. Anita Brown, the chair of the Chemistry Department.