Mathematics Department Scholarships
The Mathematics Department offers the following scholarships based on academic merit, which includes mathematics classes taken in high school, cumulative GPA, high school class rank, standardized test scores, and extracurricular activities.
Consideration for scholarship awards begins each November and continues until all scholarships have been awarded for the upcoming academic year.
Isaac F. Seiverling-Charles A. Rutter Scholarship in Mathematics
Each year, several Edna H. Myer scholarships of up to $5000 per academic year are awarded. These scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen who major in mathematics or mathematics education and are renewed for up to three additional years for those recipients who meet the retention criteria.
Joseph and Anita Meier Mathematics Scholarship
Each year, this scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman whose declared major is mathematics or mathematics education, or it is renewed for its current recipient. Selection is based primarily on previous academic performance. This scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years or until graduation, whichever comes first. The amount of the scholarship is based on the income generated from the endowment.
Edna B. Cohen Mathematics Scholarship
Awarded to an entering female freshman Mathematics major who has demonstrated superior academic excellence. The scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years if a GPA of 3.0 or higher is maintained and the recipient continues to have a mathematics major.
Margaret V. Farster and James R. Farster Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming freshman student who is majoring in Mathematics Secondary Education who has financial need. The scholarship is renewable for three years based upon successful academics and continuance in the major.
Philip C. and Karen Ashkar Murley ’63 Scholarship
Awarded as tuition to an entering, full-time freshman from Pennsylvania who has chosen to major in either mathematics or physics. Recipient is chosen on the basis of excellence in scholarship (demonstrated by GPA and classes undertaken as well as nationally recognized test scores) and leadership potential (demonstrated by participation in school and community activities). Financial need may be taken into consideration but shall not be a major criterion. The scholarship may be renewed for the sophomore year with an earned total of 30 credits, a GPA of 3.3 or higher and continued participation in university and/or community activities.
Philip C. and Karen Ashkar Murley ’63 Science Scholarship
Awarded to a rising senior from Pennsylvania majoring in chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, or physics. The recipient will have an overall grade point average of 3.6 or higher and a grade point average in the major of at least 3.75 with demonstrated performance in courses in the major. The recipient must also be enrolled as a full-time student registered for a minimum of 12 credits in the semester in which s/he applies. The recipient is chosen on the basis of excellence in scholarship; is an active participant in department projects (e.g., intern); is of superior research potential (e.g., evidence of successful research efforts); and is involved in organizations and activities outside the major. An application, consisting of a CV and one-page summary for how the applicant meets the qualifications, is required. Financial need may be taken into consideration but shall not be a major criterion. This scholarship is not intended for Education majors (within the Sciences, e.g., BSE majors). Recipient will be selected by the President or his/her designee. An application is required. It is the donors request that all application materials are reviewed by the Dean and at least two science faculty within the College of Science and Technology, or its successor.
Dr. Samuel P. Wallace ’41 Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior or senior education major with financial need and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. First preference to a student who intends to teach in mathematics, second preference to teach science, third to teach other subjects.
How to apply
Any student who applies to MU as a mathematics major will be automatically considered for one of our scholarships, based on academic merit.
Students are welcome to submit additional supporting materials such as a personal statement and a list of extracurricular activities. Additional supporting materials should be sent to:
Department of Mathematics
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302