General Financial Aid and Scholarship InformationThe Department awards many scholarships using the earnings of investments from funds generously donated by the families named below and by Alumni and their families. Financial aid for undergraduate students is offered in two forms from our department:
First, the department has a number of scholarships that are competitively awarded to outstanding undergraduates. Information on all such scholarships is contained in this section, and an application form is available at the end of this section.
Second, for virtually all majors in the department whether on a scholarship or not, there are ongoing job opportunities to grade papers or lead recitation sections. Hourly wages for graders are paid by the department. A normal workload for grading is approximately 5-10 hours per week.
More information on employment opportunities and applications can be found at: https://math.usu.edu/undergraduate/jobs/.
Mail completed Scholarship Application along with:
- A personal letter of application that includes: statement of qualifications, academic goals, and career objectives.
- High school transcripts; and SAT or ACT scores.
- Three letters of recommendation; letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the committee from the individuals able to provide information concerning the candidate's abilities and potential as they pertain to the criteria for each scholarship.
- Applications can be downloaded here: Scholarship Application
The deadline for all scholarship applications is March 15. Recipients of scholarships will be notified mid-April.
Send application material to:
Scholarship Committee Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Utah State University
3900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3900
Questions may be directed to Kelly Seipert at (435) 797-2809 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*In all cases, recipients must be registered for 12 credits per semester while receiving the award. Continuation of the award for the following semester depends upon satisfactory progress toward the appropriate degree and maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5.
This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to superior high school students who enroll as full-time mathematics or mathematics education majors. Two or more new awards are usually available each year. Recipients receive a cash award of typically $1,200 per year ($600/semester for two years) in addition to any other scholarship or tuition award for which the student is eligible. During the final two years of the scholarship, the recipient is given the opportunity to work a limited number of hours for the Department. Usually this involves grading papers, recitation section leadership, or perhaps teaching. During the 3rd and 4th year, this work is paid on an hourly basis, by the department with, with no scholarship funds coming from the endowment. The criteria for evaluating the applications are: Superior academic achievement and potential for service to society. The recipient may not concurrently have other significant cash awards.
- JOE & CARLETTA ELICH FOUR YEAR SCHOLARSHIP
The Elich Scholarship applicants are judged on academic achievement, financial need, and personal integrity. Applicants must be undergraduate majors in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at USU while receiving the award. The awards are typically for one year and are available to new and continuing students. One or two new awards of $1,200 are made each year ($600 per semester).
SHARON LEE GARDNER ELLIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
One award per year is made to a student who has an undergraduate major (or second major) in mathematics education; has an overall grade point average of at least 3.5; has a GPA of at least 3.0 in all mathematics courses at and above the level of calculus; and has completed at least 60% of the mathematics courses required for graduation. The award is $1,200 per year ($600 per semester). The criteria are: superior academic performance in mathematics, GPA and credit requirements as listed above, and the potential to challenge, inspire and teach young mathematics students grades 6-12. Satisfactory performance towards a degree in mathematics education and a minimum GPA of 3.5 are required to retain this award. Applicants for this scholarship are nominated by the Department's Mathematics Education faculty.
- ARTHUR VAN VLIET MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The awards are typically for one year and are available to new and continuing students. Applicants must be undergraduate majors in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at USU, and registered for 12 credits or more per semester while receiving the award.
- DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Additional scholarships are available from this fund. The awards for this scholarship are typically for one year and are available to new and continuing students. Applicants must be undergraduate majors in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at USU, and registered for 12 credits per semester while receiving the award. The award amount is determined by the Scholarship Committee each year.
*Note: Awards are based on return of investments and are subject to variations in amount from year to year.