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Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate mathematics majors may be able to apply for a scholarship from the Department of Mathematics. The amount varies from year to year and depends on academic performance, financial need, and availability of funds. Past awards have ranged from $100 to $2000. When scholarships are available, information about how and when to apply will be posted here.

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    • Academic Excellence Award

      Eligibility: Graduating Mathematics Majors

      In the process of selecting the Outstanding Senior, the Undergraduate Committee may choose to recognize one or more additional students for academic excellence

    • Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

      Eligibility: Graduating Mathematics Majors
      Frequency: Once a year, in Spring

      During the spring semester, the Undergraduate Committee (UGC) selects a mathematics major (who will be graduating during that academic year) for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Mathematics. The department's selection for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Mathematics is then forwarded to the College of Science for consideration for the College of Science Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award. Candidates may be asked to submit supporting materials for consideration.

    • Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

      Eligibility: Graduating Mathematics Majors
      Frequency: Twice a year
      Application Period: No application required

      Two awards are made each year, one for December commencement (for students who graduated over the summer or in the fall semester) and the other for May commencement (for students graduating in the spring semester). Each semester, the department's selection for Outstanding Graduating Senior in Mathematics is then forwarded to the College of Science for consideration for the College of Science Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. Candidates may be asked to submit supporting materials for consideration.

    • The Emeritus Faculty Award for Academic Excellence

      Amount: $1,000

      In Fall 2013, the Department of Mathematics received an anonymous donation to help fund scholarships in mathematics.  This scholarship was instituted in Fall 2013 to make an award to a second outstanding candidate for the Toubassi prize.  The recipient is an outstanding graduating senior majoring in mathematics, and planning to attend graduate school in the mathematical sciences.

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    • College of Science Excellence in Research Award

      The College of Science selects an overall award winner from the nominees submitted by each department. 

    • College of Science Outstanding Senior Award

      The College of Science selects an overall award winner from the nominees submitted by each department. 

    • Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award - other

      Many of our mathematics majors have an additional major in another subject.  When we learn that one of our majors has been selected as the Excellence in Research Award recipient by another major department, they are recognized here.

    • Outstanding Graduating Senior Award - other

      Frequency: Twice a year

      Many of our mathematics majors have an additional major in another subject.  When we learn that one of our majors has been selected as Outstanding Senior by another major department, they are recognized here.

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    • Dr. Thomas M. Grogan and Candace C. Grogan Endowment Scholarship

      Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time, and must demonstrate financial need.
      Amount: $4000
    • Harry W. and Janet Sine Lusk Awards Endowment in the Mathematical Sciences - Travel Scholarship

      Eligibility: Non-graduating Mathematics Majors
      Frequency: Varies
      Amount: Varies
      Application Period: Varies

      Awarded to US citizens or Permanent Residents majoring in Mathematical Sciences.  Beginning in 2016, the award funds are to be used to help fund travel to conferences for undergraduate math majors.

      Application: http://goo.gl/forms/JdmKtGg6i4Nl97q93

    • The David Lomen Excellence in Mathematics Award Endowment

      Eligibility: Full-time Sophomore and Junior Mathematics Majors
      Amount: $1,500 (minimum)
      Application Deadline: March 10, 2017

      Students interested in applying for the Lomen Award must be full-time sophomore or junior mathematics majors, and must have successfully completed vector calculus (Math 223) and differential equations (Math 355 or Math 254 - may be in-progress at time of application) at the University of Arizona. Candidates should have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Award recipients will be chosen based on their overall GPA, mathematical aptitude, character, and emerging leadership within the UA campus or larger community.

      Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by faculty, and must submit an application package including:

      1. A letter of nomination, addressing the candidate's mathematical aptitude, character, and emerging leadership within the UA campus or larger community. Emerging leadership may be addressed by describing a candidate's involvement in research, outreach, teaching, or internships in their field of study, for example.
      2. A current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
      3. A completed application form (linked below when available)

      For questions on applying for the Lomen Award, candidates may contact the Math Center:  mcenter@math.arizona.edu.

       

    • The Elias Toubassi Scholarship Endowment in Undergraduate Mathematics

      Eligibility: Graduating Mathematics Majors continuing on to a PhD Program in the Mathematical Sciences. Minimum math GPA: 3.0.
      Frequency: Once a year, in Fall
      Amount: $1,000
      Application Period: Fall

      Selected by the Undergraduate Committee (UGC).  Recipients are excellent graduating students applying to graduate programs in the mathematical sciences.  The recipients' PhD programs are listed.

    • The Elias Toubassi Scholarship Endowment in Undergraduate Mathematics - Education

      Eligibility: Rising Senior Mathematics Education Majors; minimum math GPA: 3.0.
      Frequency: Once a year, in Spring
      Amount: $1,000
      Application Period: No application required

      Selected by the Undergraduate Committee (UGC).  Recipients are excellent rising Seniors in the Mathematics Education option planning to complete student teaching the following year.

    • The Marianne Cooke Johnsen Endowment in Mathematics

      Eligibility: Rising Junior Women Mathematics Majors
      Frequency: Once a year, in Spring
      Amount: $500 (minimum)
      Application Period: Spring, due date around April

      Students interested in applying for this scholarship must be entering their Junior year (submission of application should occur at the conclusion of the Sophomore year), a declared Mathematics or Mathematics Education Major, female, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. In addition, applicants are asked to submit an essay along with their application. The essay, of 500 words or less, should address:

      1. Why I chose to be a Mathematics or Mathematics Education Major
      2. How I will use my degree upon graduation from the University of Arizona

      The essay, which should focus on how the applicant wants to positively impact society, will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Committee or by a Scholarship Committee designated by the Department Head. They will also be included in the annual Johnsen Family newsletter and will be distributed to donors and friends of the Marianne Cooke Johnsen Endowment in Mathematics.

      Deadline:  First Friday in April.

    • The Richard Pierce Memorial Scholarship Endowment

      Eligibility: Non-graduating Mathematics Majors
      Frequency: Once a year, in Spring
      Amount: Varies
      Application Period: Spring, due date around April

      Awarded to outstanding students majoring in Mathematics.

      Deadline:  First Friday in April.

    • The Rick Peet Memorial Scholarship Endowment

      Eligibility: Non-graduating Mathematics Majors
      Frequency: Once a year, in Spring
      Amount: Varies
      Application Period: Spring, due date around April

      Awarded to outstanding students majoring in Mathematics.

      Deadline:  First Friday in April.

    • The Robert Gordon Scholarship Endowment in Mathematics

      Eligibility: Mathematics Majors
      Frequency: Once a year, in Spring
      Amount: Varies
      Application Period: Spring, due date around April

      Selected by the Undergraduate Committee (UGC). Recipients must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress for continued support.

      Deadline:  First Friday in April.

    • The Roy Graesser Foundation Scholarship Endowment

      Eligibility: Non-graduating Mathematics Major who are Arizona Residents
      Frequency: Once a year, in Spring
      Amount: Varies
      Application Period: Spring, due date around April

      Awarded to outstanding students majoring in Mathematics. Must be an Arizona resident.

      Deadline:  First Friday in April.

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