Department of Mathematics
Scholarships, Internships, and Awards
Mathematics Department Scholarships and Awards
The Dr. Barnett and Jean Hollander Rich Mathematics Scholarships, currently in the amount of $6,000 each, are awarded annually to talented and needy graduates and undergraduates who have demonstrated superior ability in mathematics and who are preparing for careers in mathematics or math related fields. Applications will be available at the bottom of this page in the spring semester of each academic year.
Harry Schwartz Fellowships
The Harry Schwartz Fellowships, in amounts up to $4,000, are awarded annually to Mathematics Majors who show promise in the study of Mathematics. Nomination for the award is by faculty.
The Belden Medal
Awarded to students who complete the Advanced Calculus sequence with distinction. Nomination by faculty.
The Israel E. Drabkin Memorial Award
Awarded to a promising mathematics student with broad cultural interests. Nomination by faculty.
The Bennington P. Gill Memorial Award
Awarded to the most promising graduating senior committed to graduate study in Mathematics. Nomination by faculty.
The Emil L. Post Memorial Award
Awarded to the graduating senior or seniors judged most promising in Mathematics. Nomination by facuty.
Outstanding Final Exam Awards
A certificate, award, and luncheon is given each spring to honor the students whose final exams taken during the previous two semesters in the following courses have been judged as exceptionally outstanding by the faculty: Math 17300, 18500, 19500, 20100, 20200, 20300, 20500, 20900, 34600, 37500, 39100, and 39200. Nomination by faculty.
Annette Urso Rickel Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $4000 per year to students with a commitment to becoming a teacher with priority given to math or science majors. More information is available from the foundation's website.
Rich Summer Internships
The Dr. Barnett and Jean Hollander Rich Mathematics Summer Internships, in amounts up to $6,000 each, are awarded annually to upper division mathematics majors or Master's students. The awards are used to support summer activities that enhance the applicant's mathematics education in the workplace or through faculty-supervised research. Applications will be available at the bottom of this page in the spring semester of each academic year.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
This National Science Foundation program supports student participation in summer research at selected universities and colleges in the U.S. Students apply directly to the sponsoring institution. Participants receive a substantial stipend and often travel and living expenses. The Assistant Chair will assist students in selecting a suitable program.
National Security Agency (NSA) Math Summer Programs
The NSA is the government agency with principal responsibility for cryptographic analysis. The NSA supports paid 12-week summer internship programs for both undergraduate and graduate students at the agency's primary research facility at Ft. Meade, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. Participants must be U.S. citizens and the application must be submitted by October 15th for positions the following summer. For additional information visit the program website at the NSA.