Scholarships & Awards

There are several sources of scholarships and academic awards for students who are majors or minors in the Department of Mathematics. First, students can apply for financial aid as a part of their application for admission to Towson University. Decisions regarding such applications are handled by the University's Admissions and Financial Aid offices. 

A second source is the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science, which has scholarships for both entering freshmen and current students. 

Finally, there is a group of scholarships and awards that are awarded only by nomination of the Department of Mathematics faculty scholarship committee (students do not apply for any of these scholarships or awards). These are awarded to outstanding juniors and seniors and are listed below.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIPS

Department of Mathematics General Scholarship
Award: $500.
Criteria: Undergraduate mathematics major or a graduate student in mathematics. May be based on either financial need, academic achievement, or exceptional talent within a discipline. If the award is based on financial need, a FAFSA will need to be on file with the Financial Aid Office.  
 Ann L. Wagner Scholarship in Mathematics
Award: Varies from year to year - approximately $750. One award annually.
Criteria: Undergraduate mathematics major, with at least junior standing and a GPA of 3.0 or higher as of September 1. Special consideration will be given to students preparing to teach secondary school mathematics. Full-time and part-time students are eligible. The award is merit based and has no citizenship requirement.
All student recipients are expected to write a thank you note to the donor representative. 
Eunice Bowers Schmied'30 and Otto Karl Schmied Scholarship
Award: Varies from year to year - approximately $1500. One or more awards annually.
Criteria: Undergraduate mathematics major, with at least sophomore standing as of September 1.
All student recipients are expected to write a thank you note to the donor representative. 
Joyce C. Neubert Scholarship Endowment
Award: Varies from year to year - approximately $500. One award annually.
Criteria: Undergraduate mathematics major, with junior standing as of March 1. The award is based on academic achievement, ability, creativity, and interest in Mathematics. Special consideration will be given to students who have shown a commitment to the Towson University community.
All student recipients are expected to write a thank you note to the donor representative.
Mary Hudson Scarborough Awards for Excellence
Award: A book. One award annually in each of the following areas: Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics Education, Elementary Mathematics Education, and Early Childhood Mathematics Education.
Criteria: Outstanding graduating senior in the respective major: mathematics major, with concentration not in secondary mathematics education; mathematics major, with concentration in secondary mathematics education; elementary education major, with a minor in mathematics; early childhood education major, with a minor in mathematics.
Mildred T. Becker Scholarship Endowment
Award: Varies from year to year - approximately $500. One or more awards annually.
Criteria: Full-time junior or senior mathematics major, with a record of academic accomplishments and a potential for and inclination toward graduate study in a mathematical science or toward teaching mathematics at the high school level. The recipient is expected to maintain a full-time course load.
All student recipients are expected to write a thank you note to the donor representative.