The Lamar University Foundation has announced the establishment of a new endowed scholarship. The Scott and Patricia Groben Scholarship in Chemistry has been established to assist students seeking a degree in chemistry.
“We are very excited to hear about the establishment of this new endowed scholarship,” said Paul Bernazzani, chair of the Department of Chemistry. “Many promising students at Lamar need financial relief for our rigorous science programs. I predict that the Groben scholarship will help educate a new generation of students and lead them to fruitful careers in the sciences.”
Scott and Patricia Groben are both practitioners in the field of chemistry. Patricia Groben graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Lamar. Her husband, Scott, graduated from Oregon State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.
The Grobens said this is an exciting time for them to be able to give back to Lamar University and assist students who desire to begin studies in chemistry.
The Department of Chemistry offers students the very best in educational science experience. Lamar University faculty members, collaborating with both graduate and undergraduate students, continually break new ground and make important scientific discoveries through their innovative research. External support for research is strong with faculty members securing more than $13 million in federal, state, business and foundation grants to fund their research. Funding sources include the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Education and endowed scholarships.