The scholarships described below are made possible by donations from the following individuals.  We thank them for their support of the students in the mathematics department.

Donald and Helen Robinson
Marcellus and Shirley Burton
Harvey Fletcher
Lloyd H Redd


One-Year Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

The mathematics department will offer a number of one-year full or half tuition scholarships for incoming BYU freshmen.  These scholarships will be awarded to students who are entering BYU with excellent academic backgrounds, especially in mathematics.  Academic excellence will be the main criterion for these scholarships. Some scholarships will be set aside for applicants with financial need or for applicants from underrepresented groups. These scholarships are intended to pay tuition, and will not be given in addition to other full-tuition BYU scholarships.

Recipients of these scholarships will be required to:

* Be a full-time BYU student (at least 12 credits of enrollment each semester of the scholarship).

* Declare and maintain a mathematics major.

* Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 during fall semester to continue the scholarship in winter.

Qualified recipients of these scholarships will also receive the opportunity to work within the mathematics department for up to ten hours per week, with the standard pay scale for department student employees.  This employment is optional;  students may choose not to take it. Possible jobs include homework grading, undergraduate TA, math lab TA, and undergraduate research.

The deadline to apply for the one-year incoming freshmen scholarship is February 28.

One-Year Incoming Freshmen Scholarship Application


One-Year Continuing Student Scholarships

The mathematics department will offer a number of one-year full or half tuition scholarships for continuing BYU students. These scholarships will be awarded to students who are math majors at BYU with excellent academic records. Academic excellence will be the main criterion for these scholarships. Some scholarships will be set aside for applicants with financial need or for applicants from underrepresented groups. These scholarships are intended to pay tuition, and will not be given in addition to other full-tuition BYU scholarships.

Recipients of these scholarships will be required to:

* Be a full-time BYU student (at least 12 credits of enrollment each semester of the scholarship).

* Be a mathematics major.

* Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 during fall semester to continue the scholarship in winter.

Recipients of these scholarships will also receive the opportunity to work within the mathematics department for up to ten hours per week, with the standard pay scale for department student employees. This employment is optional; students may choose not to take it. Possible jobs include homework grading, undergraduate TA, math lab TA, and undergraduate research.

The deadline to apply for the one-year continuing student scholarship is February 28.
One-Year Continuing Student Scholarship Application


One-Year Putnam Contest Scholarships

The Mathematics Department will offer incoming freshmen and continuing students the opportunity to apply for these one-year half or full tuition scholarships, which are designed to support students who will strengthen our Putnam competition team. These scholarships will be awarded in addition to any university-funded scholarships and may be renewed on an annual basis to qualifying students. Full tuition scholarships will be awarded for exceptional performance in the competition.

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 participate in the competition. The sum of the three highest scores from an institution constitute the team score. In recent years, BYU has done very well in this competition, ranking in the top ten twice.

In order to qualify for this scholarship, new freshmen or concurrent enrollment students should have qualified for the USAMO or present evidence of similar levels of performance in other high school-level math contests such as the AIME or USAJMO. Continuing students will be awarded scholarships based on their performance in the Putnam competition. For eligibility reasons, concurrent enrollment students are not required to participate in the Putnam competition itself.

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 (and each Winter Semester if the course is offered such semesters).

* Demonstrate ability on mathematical competitions, such as qualifying for the USAMO or being ranked in the top 500 in the Putnam competition.

* Take the Putnam exam on the first Saturday in December (concurrent enrollment students may substitute another competition in consultation with the Putnam coach).

* Have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

The deadline to apply for the one-year Putnam Contest scholarship is February 28.

To apply:  Email the BYU math department undergraduate coordinator.


For more information please email scholarships@mathematics.byu.edu