Russell J. Poel Scholarship

The Russell J. Poel Scholarship was established by the family, friends, faculty, and former students of Dr. Russell J. Poel as a lasting memorial to his long and dedicated service to North Central College. This scholarship is specifically for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors during their Junior and Senior years at North Central College.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current, full-time North Central College students may apply
  • Applicants must be a Chemistry or Biochemistry Major (declared in the Registrar’s Office)
  • Applicants must have junior or senior academic standing in the upcoming fall semester
  • Applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • An essay is required
  • First consideration will be given to students with financial need and proven campus leadership and involvement

This scholarship is not automatically renewable.

Russell J. Poel Scholarship
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is for Chemistry Majors and Biochemistry Majors. Of these, what major(s) are you pursuing?
  2. What is your GPA in your major? (For assistance in calculating your GPA for your major, please visit
  3. Please provide an essay (no more than one page) describing your involvement and/or leadership in the chemistry department or campus organization and activities. Discuss your goals and aspirations as a Chemistry or Biochemistry Major.