Mathematics Department Scholarships

  • The Mathematics Department awarded over $19,000 in scholarships and awards for the 2017-18 academic year and expects to award even more for the 2018-19 academic year. In order to be a recipient of some of these awards you must apply. See each application for deadlines. Students can also apply for general university scholarships through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.

  • Scholarships Requiring Applications

    • Freshman Mathematics Scholarship
      • Awarded to first-year mathematics majors (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: An ACT Math sub-score of 30 or more or an equivalent score on the PSAT/SAT and Official Admittance to MSUM. See the Freshman Mathematics Scholarship application form for details.
       
    • Mathematics Transfer Student Scholarship
      • 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. See the Mathematics Transfer Student Scholarship application form for details.
       
    • Tim and Kathy Peil Mathematics Scholarship
      • 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. See the Tim & Kathy Peil application form for details.
       
    • Ken Garland Mathematics Scholarship
      • Awarded to a mathematics major with freshman, sophomore, or junior 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. See the Ken Garland application form for details.
       
    • Shelda Warren Math Education Endowed Scholarship
      • 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. See the Shelda Warren Math Education application form for details.
       
    • Dr. James and Elaine Hatzenbuhler Math Scholarship
      • 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. See the Dr. James and Elaine Hatzenbuhler Math Scholarship application form for details.
       
    • Marion V. Smith Math Scholarship
      • Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Actuarial Science. Requirements: Must have declared Actuarial Science major. See the Marion V. Smith application form for details.
       
    • Bill Ritchie Award for Excellence in Mathematics
      • Awarded to a student graduating during the 2016-2017 academic year who has been accepted to study mathematics at a graduate school. Requirements: Must provide evidence of admission to a graduate program. See the Bill Ritchie Award application form for details.
       
    • Carl Carlson Mathematics Scholarship
      • 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 2017-2018 academic year. See the Carl Carlson Mathematics Scholarship application form for details.
       
    • Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

    Other Awards and Scholarships

    The Mathematics Department awards several thousand dollars with of merit-based scholarships to students based on nominations and/or recommendations from faculty advisors. These scholarships include:

    • Bette G. Midgarden Annual Math Scholarship
      • 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 2017-2018 academic year. Note: The Math Department Scholarship Committee will select the recipient(s) of this scholarship – no application is required to be considered for this scholarship.
       
    • Katherine Leonard Endowed Scholarship
      • Awarded to a student who is majoring in mathematics. Requirements: Recipients must be a full time student during the 2017-2018 academic year. Note: The Math Department Scholarship Committee will select the recipient(s) of this scholarship – no application is required to be considered for this scholarship.
       
    • James Wallen Scholarship in Mathematics
      • 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 the 2017-2018 academic year. Note: The Math Department Scholarship Committee will select the recipient(s) of this scholarship – no application is required to be considered for this scholarship.
       
    • The Rothmann Family Endowed Scholarship
      • 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 2017-2018 academic year. Note: The Math Department Scholarship Committee will select the recipient(s) of this scholarship – no application is required to be considered for this scholarship.
       
    • MSUM Mathematics Department Endowed Student Scholarship
      • 3.0 GPA
       
    • MSUM Mathematics Scholarship
    • MSUM Mathematics Education Scholarship
    • MSUM Mathematics Dept. Annual Student Scholarship
    • Other merit-based scholarships and awards for students at the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior level