Alpha Chi Sigma Educational Foundation

Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship Fund

The Priscilla (Carney) Jones Scholar supports a woman in her junior or senior undergraduate year majoring in chemistry or a chemistry-related science. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of both need and scholarship. At the discretion of the selection committee, an award in the amount of $2,500 is given annually. The selection committee is a joint subcommittee of the Women Chemists Committee and the Younger Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society.

Priscilla Jones, Beta Eta 1991, was born in Malden, Mass., on April 30, 1937. She attended Wheaton College, Bryn Mawr College and the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a doctorate degree in chemistry in 1968. She was among the first females to earn a doctorate degree in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. While in Madison, she met and married her husband of nearly 40 years, Paul R. Jones, Beta Eta 1971. Brother Jones was a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma Order of Altotus and was Grand Recorder Emeritus. Priscilla served as a research associate and an adjunct professor in the chemistry department at the University of North Texas for many years. Because of the difficulties she faced as a female chemist early in her life, she established this scholarship for women studying chemistry. Priscilla passed away on Aug. 5, 2007.

See the list of previous recipients.





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