The Mathematics Department will offer incoming freshmen the opportunity to apply for these four-year full-tuition scholarships, which are designed to support students who will strengthen our Putnam exam team.

The Putnam exam is an annual mathematics contest sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.  Each year, over 400 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada enter a team of three students into the competition.  In recent years, BYU has done very well in this competition, ranking in the top ten twice.

In order to qualify for this scholarship, students should have participated in and done very well at high school level math contests, such as the AMC 8, AMC 12, AIME, etc.  The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the number and quality of the applicants.

Recipients of this scholarship will be required to:

* Enroll in and participate in Math 391R (a one credit Putnam preparation class) each Fall Semester.

* Be a full-time student (deferment for missions will be granted upon request)

* Take the Putnam Exam on the first Saturday in December during each year of the scholarship.

* Keep a minimum GPA of 3.5 at the end of each winter semester to continue the scholarship.