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Scholarships and Awards

Below is a list of all of the awards and scholarships awarded through the Department of Mathematics.

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • David Lovelock Award for Innovation in Education

    Eligibility: Mathematics faculty and staff
    Frequency: Biannually

    Award eligibility is open to all faculty and staff in the Mathematics family, including tenured, non-tenured and adjunct faculty members. In some cases, the award can be shared between mathematicians and colleagues from other disciplines whose participation in the activity was considered critical to its success.

    The selection panel will consist of three elected regular faculty members. In the first year, they will be elected for one ,two and three years in order to ensure turnover. Each year thereafter, one person will be elected to serve three years. The Department Chair will appoint the panel chair.

    The panel will be proactive in soliciting nominations, which can be made at any time. They will be considered every December and, on the average, an award will be made every two years.                     

    Nominations should include a description of no more than five pages describing the idea and activity and providing evidence of its successful implementation. They should include CV's and other documentation deemed relevant to the case.

    The award will be presented at the Spring Commencement College of Science Convocation.

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

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time, and must demonstrate financial need.
    Amount: $4000
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Daniel Bartlett Memorial Lecture & Scholarship Endowment Fund

    The Daniel Bartlett Fellowship is in honor of Daniel Bartlett who was a graduate student in the Mathematics PhD program when he passed away in 2006. It is awarded to the Mathematics graduate student who best embodies the spirit, drive, and work ethic of Daniel Bartlett. This fellowship is made possible by the generous support of Daniel's parents.
  • 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 Duncan Buell Everything is Mathematics Public Lecture Series Endowment

  • 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 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.

  • The James R. Clay Graduate Travel Fund

    The Clay Travel Fund provides support for Mathematics graduate students to attend and present papers at mathematical conferences and meetings. It was established in 1996 in memory of Professor James R. Clay.
  • 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.

  • The W.Y. Velez Emerging Mathematicians Legacy Endowment Fund

    This future award will honor the legacy of Bill Velez to the UA Math Major.  We are currently in a special campaign to reach a minimum of 25K in gifts to create this new endowment.  At the wish of Bill Velez, the endowment will aim to benefit majors in a variety of ways:  through scholarships, conference travel money, and achievement awards. 

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