The department, college, and university all offer awards and scholarships.

 
Department of Mathematics Awards and Scholarships

The following awards and scholarships are granted by the Department of Mathematics to mathematics majors and minors.

The Outstanding Undergraduate Award: Awarded to honor an outstanding undergraduate for both academic achievement and contributions to the academic life of the Department of Mathematics.  Undergraduate students majoring in mathematics and graduating within the current academic year are eligible. 

The Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in mathematics or math education and to participants in the Emerging Scholars Program. 

The Leon Brown, Ph.D. and Joyce Brown, J.D. Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Mathematics: This scholarship recognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress, and provides assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Applications are accepted from full-time or part-time undergraduate students majoring in Mathematics.  Recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance.  Financial need, as determined by the Department of Mathematics, is also taken into consideration.  Awards may be used for tuition and other educational expenses. 

The Professor Max Coral Endowed Student Prize: This prize honors a distinguished student in the Department of Mathematics and awards a small prize each year.   Full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate students majoring in Mathematics are eligible.  A minimum GPA is not required.  Applicants need not demonstrate financial need.  Recipients may use this award for tuition and other educational expenses.  
 
The Karl W. Folley and Helen Folley Endowed Mathematics Memorial Fund: This endowed scholarship is awarded to part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate students of Wayne State University or to students accepted for study at Wayne State University majoring in Mathematics.  Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, qualities of leadership and financial need.  The award is renewable provided recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA.

The Robert and Nancy Irvan Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics: This scholarship recognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress, and provides assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  A 3.0 GPA is required.  Applications are accepted from full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduates who have achieved junior or senior status and are majoring in mathematics.  Financial need may be used as a consideration for selecting recipients of this award at the discretion of the Department of Mathematics.  Awards may be used for tuition and other educational expenses. 

The Alvin and Harriet Saperstein Emerging Scholars Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship recognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress, and provides assistance to students in financing their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Applications are accepted from full-time or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Emerging Scholars Program in the Department of Mathematics.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  Awards may be used for tuition and other educational expenses.

Application Instructions

The Department of Mathematics will offer approximately ten scholarships for undergraduate mathematics majors at the end of the Winter 2016 semester.  The prizes range from several hundred to one thousand dollars.  See below for eligibility criteria. 

To apply for these awards and scholarships, send an unofficial transcript to ugrad-scholarships@math.wayne.edu.  Also, ask one mathematics professor to submit a letter of recommendation to the same address.  Students who submit their transcripts by March 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.

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