The candidate must be a junior or senior chemistry major. The nomination must contain a copy of the unofficial undergraduate transcript and at least two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a chemistry professor and the other from someone outside the student’s respective chemistry department
The candidate must be a senior and the research must be an original project conducted within the geographical boundaries of the Section. A research abstract of less than 250 words must accompany the nomination. In addition, a letter of recommendation from the student's research advisor, indicating the percentage/extent of work contributed by the nominee, must accompany the nomination.