Professor Ralph Petrucci
Professor Ralph Petrucci was a Professor of Chemistry from 1965 - 1990. He was a founding father of CSUSB, serving on the original planning committees to establish and build what was then California State College at San Bernardino. He was Chair of the Natural Sciences Division and Dean of Academic Planning. Dr. Petrucci authored a very popular and successful textbook "General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications" through ten editions. This book was used by countless students throughout the world in several languages for courses such as our General Chemistry I (Chem 215) and II (Chem 216). His passion for chemistry, CSUSB, and the education of students was extremely high.
Professor Petrucci died on November 3, 2015, and his family established an endowed scholarship in his honor. Two awards are made annually to chemistry majors that show merit and interest in a chemistry-related career. Awardees should have a 3.0 GPA and an established need for the scholarship. Awards will be made at the end-of-year chemistry celebration in early June. One award is intended to go to a student who will be a junior in the following academic year, and one to a senior. The junior recipient does not qualify for the senior award the following year.
Applications are available in the Financial Aid office or through the Financial Aid portal on your MyCoyote account. They are due April 15, 2020.