Mathematics Education Scholarships

MSUM offers a variety of Mathematics scholarships for current and incoming students. Scholarships are listed below. Students can apply for university scholarships through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1.

Awarded to a student who is majoring in mathematics with preference given to students who have a G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher in their mathematics coursework and to students who plan to attend graduate school in mathematics or who plan to pursue a career in actuarial science. Requirements: Recipients must be a full time student during the previous academic year.

 

Awarded to a student who is majoring in mathematics with preference given to applicants who are pursuing a Minor in Music or a members of a MSUM music ensemble (choral or instrumental). Requirements: Recipients must be a full time student during the previous academic year.

The Dr. James and Elaine Hatzenbuhler Math Scholarship is awarded to an incoming transfer student who is pursuing a mathematics major (renewable for a second year if a minimum GPA of 3.0 is maintained in mathematics courses along with satisfactory progress toward a mathematics degree). Requirements: Must have a declared Mathematics Major (this includes Math Education and Actuarial Science). Initial applicants must have completed the equivalent of Calculus I (Math 261) and Calculus II (Math 262). They must also have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of college credit with a minimum 3.0 GPA both overall and in previous math courses that count toward a mathematics major.

The Freshman Mathematics Scholarship award is given to first-year mathematics majors (including math education, actuarial science, or math with a computational emphasis).  The scholarship is renewable for a second year if a minimum GPA of 3.0 is maintained in mathematics courses along with continued progress toward a mathematics degree.

Please provide a list of mathematics related honors you have received or mathematical activities in which you have participated.

Attach a signed letter of recommendation from one of your high school mathematics teachers.

James Wallen Scholarship in Mathematics is awarded to a junior mathematics major to support their senior year of study based on their scholarly achievement in their mathematics coursework. Requirements: Recipients must be a full time student during academic year.

The Katherine Leonard Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a student who is majoring in mathematics. Requirements: Recipients must be a full time student during the preview academic year.

Awarded to a mathematics major with freshman and sophomore standing who plans to pursue a career as a teacher of mathematics at either the K-12 level or college level. Requirements: Must have declared a mathematics major. The award will be given to a student who shows promise of becoming an excellent classroom teacher.

The Marion V. Smith Math Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Actuarial Science. Requirements: Must have declared Actuarial Science major.

The Mathematics Transfer Student Scholarship is awarded to an incoming transfer student who is pursuing a mathematics major (renewable for a second year if a minimum GPA of 3.0 is maintained in mathematics courses along with continued progress toward a mathematics degree).

Requirements: Must have a declared Mathematics Major (this includes Math Education and Actuarial Science) and must have a least one year of additional coursework remaining.

Attach a signed letter of recommendation from one of your college level mathematics instructors.

Attach a list of mathematics related honors you have received or mathematical activities in which you have participated.

 

The Rothmann Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an upper-class student majoring in mathematics with preference given to students who have a high G.P.A. in their mathematics coursework. Requirements: Recipients must be a full time student during the previous academic year.

 

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

The Shelda Warren Math Education Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a mathematics major pursuing the Math Education emphasis. Preference will be given to students with significant experience as a MSUM Math Department tutor. Requirements: Must have declared a Math Education Emphasis, passed the Basic Skills Tests, and formal admission into the MSUM Teaching Program.

The Tim and Kathy Peil Mathematics Scholarship is awarded to math majors who have demonstrated a record of involvement in mathematical service and professional development activities. Requirements: Minimum GPA and activity requirements are based on the applicant’s standing in the major.

Please submit a document describing your involvement in the MSUM Mathematics Department such as: math club, service to the deparment, math tutoring, math contests, academic conference or meetings, presentations, or journal articles.

The Robert Noyce Scholarship is for students majoring in Math or Science who are also pursuing secondary licensure in Mathematics or Science (Physics, Chemistry, Earth or Life Science).  Students who are rising juniors or seniors along with returning graduates in Math or Science are eligible to apply.  The $13,000+ scholarship is intended to cover 100 percent of tuition and partial living expenses.  Upon graduation, scholarship recipients are required to teach two years for every year of scholarship funds received.

Contact Dr. Alison Wallace (Biosciences), Dr. Steve Lindaas (Physics), or Dr. Tim Harms (Mathematics) for more information on applying for the Noyce STEM Teaching Scholarship. Please visit www.mnstate.edu/noyce for more information and application materials.