The C. Michael Elliott Scholarship honors the longtime professor and former chair of the Department of Chemistry. Mike was a vibrant teacher, extraordinary scientist, and passionate mentor whose wry sense of humor and unfailing kindness will be missed by many. His contributions to the literature in his field span close to 40 years, covering a variety of topics, most notably in the area of materials for solar energy applications. He also held U.S. and international patents on the novel materials he developed. Mike loved spending time with students, and through his contributions to student education, he graduated over 30 Ph.D. and M.S. students and mentored countless others, including undergraduate research students as well as high school students who often spent time in Mike’s labs. His amazing passion for teaching and research has been recognized by numerous distinctions and awards. In addition to his many contributions to science, education, and service, Mike was well known for his forthright and honest approach to all things in life. Your gift is a wonderful way to honor Mike and his inspiring passion for learning and teaching and his dedication to bettering the world through science.