Scholarship Information for Students
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Math Department Scholarship Opportunities
The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics offers a variety of scholarships to students majoring in theoretical or applied mathematics. During the Spring semester of each year, the Departmental Scholarship Committee solicits nominations and finalizes the list of scholarship recipients. The awards are presented at the Department's annual Pi Mu Epsilon banquet, usually held in late April. Awards are generally used for the following academic year.
Incoming freshman may be considered for a Maxwell or Faculty Scholarship. If you are a high school student who is interested in majoring in mathematics at The University of Akron next fall, you may print out and submit the Freshman Scholarship Application Form to be considered for such an award.
The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics currently offers these departmental scholarships:
Dr. Mary E. Maxwell Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Mary E. Maxwell to honor her commitment as a mathematics teacher. Established in 1991, the fund provides awards for deserving mathematics majors in the freshman or sophomore year. Recipients of this award are named by the Department Chair upon recommendation of a faculty committee within The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Aid.
The Faculty Scholarship
The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics established The Faculty Scholarship in the spring of 2003. The scholarship is funded by contributions from departmental faculty and friends who wish to promote training in mathematics. Faculty Scholarships are awarded to departmental majors and incoming freshmen that have declared a major in mathematics. The primary consideration for an award is academic performance. Awards will be determined each year by the departmental Scholarship Committee. The amount of an award depends on the funds available.
Dr. Samuel E. Selby Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Dr. Samuel E. Selby, distinguished professor of mathematics at The University of Akron and head of its Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 1945 until his retirement in 1968, this endowed fund provides scholarship support for outstanding University undergraduate or graduate students pursuing courses in mathematics. The recipients and the amount of the awards are recommended by the faculty of the department and approved by the University Scholarship Committee.
The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering was established in 2009 by Garzia’s family as a loving tribute to Garzia and in appreciation for the deep belief in the value of higher education he instilled in his children and grandchildren.
The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship assists promising graduate students in applied mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted from first-year graduate students in applied mathematics, computer science or electrical engineering who have a 3.75 or higher undergraduate GPA, or from second-year or beyond graduate students in the above named disciplines, who have a 3.5 or higher graduate GPA. Selection of The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering recipient will be made by Dr. Mario R. Garzia and his mother, Mrs. Julia Garzia, in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Aid. Apply at the offices of the College of Arts and Sciences. More information is given here: CAS page on Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship.
The Alberta M. and William C. King Scholarship Fund
The Alberta M. and William C. King Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 as a memorial to Alberta M. King, wife of William. The scholarship fund recognizes Mrs. King's belief in the value of higher education and Mr. King's appreciation of his civil engineering degree earned at The University of Akron. One King Scholarship is awarded to an engineering major by the College of Engineering, and one King Scholarship is awarded to a mathematics major by The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics. Recipients must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The scholarship may be renewed in the following year if the recipient maintains the academic qualifications.
As a tribute to our many alumni and their generous donations made to The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, the Scholarship Committee has established an Alumni Scholarship Award. The funds provide scholarship support for outstanding students majoring in the mathematical sciences.