The Mathematics Department awarded over $15,000 in scholarships and awards for the 2016-17 academic year and expects to award even more for the 2017-18 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 Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

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.

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