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General Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

The Department awards many scholarships to Math/Stat majors 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, as well as the Scholorship Application.

Second, for majors in the department whether on a scholarship or not, there are ongoing job opportunities to grade papers or lead recitation sections. More information on employment opportunities and applications can be found at: https://math.usu.edu/undergraduate/jobs/.

Application Procedures

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

Deadlines

The deadline for all scholarship applications is March 15. Recipients of scholarships will be notified in April.
Send application material to:

Scholarship Committee Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Utah State University
3900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3900

Requirements For All Scholarhips

In all cases, recipients must be Math/Stat majors and maintin at least 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.

Questions may be directed to Kelly Seipert at (435) 797-2809 or by e-mail to kelly.seipert@usu.edu.

Available Scholarships


Neville and Annie Hunsaker
NEVILLE & ANNIE HUNSAKER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to superior high school students with a strong interest in mathematics or to a mathematics major currently enrolled at Utah State University. Two or more scholarships will be awarded each year, typically for one year.
Criteria: The Hunsaker Applicants are judged on superior academic achievement and potential for service to society. The recipient may not concurrently have other significant cash awards.



Joe and Carletta Elich

JOE & CARLETTA ELICH FOUR YEAR SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to superior high school students with a strong interest in mathematics or to a mathematics major currently enrolled at Utah State University. Two or more scholarships will be awarded each year, typically for a one year.
Criteria: The Elich Scholarship applicants are judged on superior academic achievement, financial need, and personal integrity.


 

Sharon

SHARON LEE GARDNER ELLIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants for this scholarship are nominated by the Department's Mathematics Education faculty. Only one scholarship will be awarded each year, typically for one year. 
Criteria: The Hunsaker scholarship applicant will be judged on the following; 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, superior academic performance in mathematics, and the potential to challenge, inspire and teach young mathematics students grades 6-12.


 

ARTHUR VAN VLIET  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to superior high school students with a strong interest in mathematics or to a mathematics major currently enrolled at Utah State University. Two or more scholarships will be awarded each year, typically for a one year.
Criteria: The van Vliet scholarship applicant will be judged on superior academic achievement and financial need.


*Note: Awards are based on return of investments and are subject to variations in amount from year to year.