Scholarship Opportunities

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

 


 

Four Year Putnam Contest Scholarships

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.

The deadline to apply for the four-year Putnam Contest scholarship is February 28.
Four-Year Putnam Contest Scholarship Application

 


 

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