Department Scholarships


* Undergraduate Scholarship Application for the College of Sciences, due January 31.

* Undergraduate Research Scholarship Form for the Department of Mathematics.

* Spring 2006 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
* Spring 2005 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
* Spring 2004 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
* Spring 2003 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
* Spring 2002 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
* Spring 2001 Scholarship Awards Ceremony


Entering Freshmen:

The Paul and Marjorie Clement Memorial Mathematics Scholarship is given to superior incoming freshman students who expect to major in mathematics. Selection is based on a variety of criteria. This scholarship, which was first presented in 1981, is dedicated to the memory of Professor Paul A. Clement, a longtime member of the mathematics faculty at WSU, and his wife Marjorie, who served the institution for many years as a librarian.

Outstanding Freshman Students:

The Bell Freshman Mathematics Scholarship is given each spring to the outstanding freshman mathematics student who intends to return to WSU for his/her sophomore year. This scholarship has been given since 1978, and is named in honor of its original and primary donors, Douglas and Michele Bell, who were WSU students in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

Outstanding Sophomore Students:

The Knebelman Memorial Scholarship is presented each spring to the outstanding sophomore mathematics student who intends to return to WSU for his/her junior year. This scholarship has been given since 1982 in memory of Dr. Morris Knebelman, long-time professor and head of the WSU Mathematics Department.

Outstanding Junior Students:

The J. Russell Vatnsdal Memorial Scholarship is awarded each spring to the outstanding junior mathematics major who intends to return to WSU for his/her senior year. This award has been given since 1967 in memory of Professor J. Russell Vatnsdal who served as a member of the WSU mathematics Faculty for nearly forty years before his death in 1965.

Outstanding Junior and Senior Students:

The Undergraduate Research Scholarship program is supported by the Sydney G. Hacker Mathematics Scholarship Fund. These awards support one or two junior or senior Mathematics majors who work for one semester with a Mathematics faculty member on a research project. The awards provide a stipend of $1500 and require the undergraduate student to spend 6-8 hours per week for work on the research project during the semester that the award is made.

Outstanding Senior Students:

The Knebelman Outstanding Senior Award is presented each spring to the outstanding graduating senior mathematics major. Originally set up in 1961, upon Professor Knebelman's retirement, as the Knebelman Prize in Mathematics, the award was reestablished under the new name in 1979. The recipient is awarded a plaque inscribed with his/her name.

Outstanding Undergraduate Students at Any Level:

The Marianne Hawley Fessler Memorial Scholarship, established in spring 1984, is given to outstanding Students in the Department of Mathematics and Music. The award is given in memory of its donor, Marianne Hawley Fessler, who graduated from WSU in 1934.

Outstanding Current Graduate Students:

The Hacker Mathematics Scholarship was first awarded in 1987. It honors the late Sidney G. Hacker, a longtime faculty member and former chairman, who was instrumental in establishing the Ph.D. in mathematics here at WSU.

The departmental award for outstanding teaching was established in Spring 1996. Its purpose is to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of our graduate teaching assistants.

Outstanding Prospective Graduate Students:

The Distinguished Teaching Assistantship Award provides a stipend of $5000 for the first academic year of graduate study in addition to the stipend for the regular Teaching/Research Assistantship.

The five Hacker Scholarships provide a stipend of $2000 for the first academic year of graduate study in addition to the stipend for the regular Teaching/Research Assistantship. Two of the scholarships are also renewable for a second year of graduate study.

Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Students:

The William and Mary Lynn Graber Scholarships, established in 1999, are given to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.