The scholarship is endowed to commemorate Ernest E. McClellan, recipient of an M.S. in chemistry from The University of Akron in 1953 and co-founder of Plast-O-Meric, Inc., a company specializing in the custom manufacturing of vinyl, urethane, polyurethane, and plastisol ink compounds. It is awarded to a student pursuing a B.S. in chemistry.
Recipients are determined by the Department of Chemistry upon review of eligible students and faculty recommendations.