Chatham University

Rachel Carson Book Award

To honor the legacy of Rachel Carson '29, Chatham began the Rachel Carson Book Award program in 1990. Recognizing young women with an interest in the sciences and environmental studies, the program currently offers a renewable $1,000 scholarship to full-time undergraduate students at Chatham. To be eligible for renewal, students must maintain full-time enrollment status and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

In the spirit of going green, the student nomination form is now online and can be completed below. The form is to be completed by the student's guidance counselor. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leah Cass, the Rachel Carson Book Award Coordinator, at or (412) 365-1618.

2014 Recipient Nomination Form

Form to be completed by a school counselor. Fields marked with (*) are required.

Fill out my online form.

Due to enthusiastic response, there is a delay in book packages at this time. We can send a certificate in the interim to present at the awards ceremony if necessary and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for nominating your students for the Rachel Carson Book Award!