Chemistry & Physics Scholarships

The Gary and Barbara Dorminey Scholarship


Background:  Mr. and Mrs. Dorminey met when they were both attending Armstrong State College and working at Union Camp. Mrs. Dorminey continued her education at Georgia Southwestern State University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Mr. Dorminey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Armstrong. He then attended Auburn University where he received a Master's degree in Business Administration. Mr. Dorminey recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Community First Bank in Carrollton, Georgia.
Purpose:  The Gary and Barbara Dorminey Scholarship Fund will be used to provide financial support to deserving students who are enrolled at Armstrong Atlantic State University and majoring in chemistry. Priority will be given to students who are married and working full time.

Selection of Scholarship Recipients:  Recipients shall be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Chemistry and Physics. 

Eligibility:  To be eligible, an applicant must be a  declared major in chemistry at Armstrong State University.  Preference will be given to students who are married and working full time.
Announcement:  Typically, announcement of the availability of scholarships is made on March 1 of a given academic year and accepted through March 31 of that year.  Applications are then reviewed and awards are announced promptly.  (Dates may vary slightly in a given year).

The Kemira Pigments, Inc. Scholarship in Chemistry


Background:  Kemira Pigments, Inc. is a subsidiary of Kemira Oy, the Finnish Chemicals Group, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. Kemira Oy has production plants in twenty countries and employs approximately eleven thousand people worldwide. Kemira Pigments produces titanium dioxide pigments for coatings, paper, plastics, inks, rubber, fibers, food, and other specialty applications. In addition, the pigments group produces a variety of special pigments and titanium chemicals as well as by products from its manufacturing operations. Kemira Pigments' three titanium dioxide plants are located in Finland, the United States, and the Netherlands. Kemira utilizes both the chloride and sulphate routes in production of titanium dioxide. In 1985, Kemira Oy acquired American Cyanamid's titanium dioxide plant located in Savannah, Georgia. The first unit of the Savannah plant, now Kemira Pigments, Inc., was built in 1955. This was a sulphate process line based upon know-how which Cyanamid acquired from United Color and Pigment in the purchase of a small plant at Piney River, Virginia. A second sulfate process line was added in 1957. In 1969 a chloride process line began initial production. Today, following several expansions, the Savannah plant produces a full line of titanium dioxide pigment grades including anatase TiO2 via the sulphate route and rutile from the chloride process. Products from the plant are sold around the world. On October 28, 1993 Kemira dedicated its new Savannah Research and Development center. This fifty-three thousand square foot facility, costing eleven million dollars, houses customer service, process control laboratories, and R & D Labs. The R & D activity has been concentrated in the areas of new product and process development as well as new environmental control systems. The Savannah R & D unit complements the R & D Center located in Pori, Finland.

Purpose:  The Kemira Pigments, Inc. Scholarship Fund in Chemistry will be used to provide support for deserving students majoring in chemistry.

Selection of Scholarship Recipients:  Recipients shall be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Chemistry and Physics. 

Eligibility:  To be eligible, an applicant must be a  declared major in chemistry at Armstrong State University. 

Announcement:  Typically, announcement of the availability of scholarships is made on March 1 of a given academic year and accepted through March 31 of that year.  Applications are then reviewed and awards are announced promptly.  (Dates may vary slightly in a given year).

The Robert A. Kolodny Memorial Scholarship

Background:  Dr. Robert A. Kolodny joined the Department of Chemistry and Physics in 1987. He interacted with several thousand students. He was active in recruiting students, raising money for scholarships and helping majors find jobs in local industry.  He was strongly devoted to the best interests of our students. In 1996, he received the H. Dean Propst Award, recognizing his prominent role in teaching, counseling and supporting students.
A native of Brooklyn N.Y., Dr. Kolodny received his B.S. in chemistry from Queens College and his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Georgia in 1971.  He moved to Savannah in 1974 and founded the Chatham Chemical Company.  Dr. Kolodny passed away August 1st, 2004.

Purpose:  The Robert A. Kolodny Memorial Scholarship will be used to provide support for students who are enrolled at Armstrong State University majoring in chemistry or applied physics.

Selection of Scholarship Recipients:  Recipients shall be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Department of Chemistry and Physics. 

Eligibility:  To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time student, with a  declared major in chemistry or applied physics at ASU, and must have completed CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1212, or PHYS 2211K and 2212K with labs with a grade of B or better and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Announcement:  Typically, announcement of the availability of scholarships is made on March 1 of a given academic year and accepted through March 31 of that year.  Applications are then reviewed and awards are announced promptly.  (Dates may vary slightly in a given year).