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The Department of Mathematics offers our alumni and friends many opportunities to become involved.  In particular, we have several scholarship funds that support our undergraduate students. These are described below. You may make an online gift to these endowments or to the Department's general account through the TU Fund. 

Department of Mathematics Scholarships

The Department of Mathematics General Scholarship provides support for students in the Department of Mathematics. It may be based on either financial need, academic achievement, or exceptional talent within a discipline.  
The purpose of the Ann L. Wagner Scholarship in Mathematics is to support deserving students in the field of Mathematics at Towson University. Special consideration will be given to students preparing to teach secondary school mathematics.

Ann L. Wagner was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She graduated from Silver Lake College there with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Ann received her master's degree in mathematics from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and joined the faculty at Towson University in 1968. Ann Wagner often taught seminars and workshops for Elderhostel programs and for youngsters. She designed and taught the first courses for girls in the Program for Mathematically Precocious Youth, and she ran several other programs for the Maryland Science Center. Ann is fondly remembered for her caring and mentoring of students. Ms. Ann L. Wagner taught at Towson University for 25 years until her early death in May of 1993.
The Dollenberg Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 to award a full-time student at Towson University with a major in mathematics and a concentration in mathematics secondary education. Recipients must be a graduate of a Baltimore City or Baltimore County High School and demonstrate financial need.
The purpose of the Eunice Bowers Schmied'30 and Otto Karl Schmied Scholarship is to award sophomore, junior, senior, and transfer students majoring in mathematics. This is a merit-based scholarship.

Eunice Bowers Schmied graduated Towson State Teacher College in 1930. She taught mathematics in Baltimore City Public Schools for may years before becoming a Supervisor of Mathematics for Baltimore City Junior High Schools. She was also a devoted teacher in her church. Eunice and her husband were enthusiastic supporters of mathematics education at Towson University. Mrs. Eunice Bowers Schmied passed away on April 14, 2003, and this scholarship was established in her and her late husband's memory.
The purpose of the Joyce C. Neubert Scholarship Endowment is to award a student (or students) majoring in Mathematics who is of Junior status as of March 1. Special consideration will be given to students who have shown a commitment to the Towson University Community.

Joyce C. Neubert was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Catholic High School and the old Mount St. Agnes College. She received her Masters Degree in Mathematics from Catholic University in Washington, DC and joined the faculty at Towson University in 1968. Among her many accomplishments, Joyce earned a Towson State University Merit Award for Outstanding Faculty and Student Government Award for Teaching Excellence. Ms. Neubert was a volunteer with the House of Ruth and the National Organization for Women. She also supported the work of HERO (the Health Education Research Organization). Ms. Joyce C. Neubert taught at Towson University for 20 years before her untimely death on May 29, 1987.
The Marie D. Rutenbergs Scholarship in Mathematics is a recent scholarship established to recognize Ms. Rutenbergs, who was a facutly member in the Department for 32 years. It is meant to become a merit scholarship that awards superior problem-solving skills.
The purpose of the Mildred T. Becker Scholarship Endowment is to award junior or senior students with a declared major in mathematics with a record of academic accomplishment indicating strong potential for and inclination toward graduate study in a mathematical science or toward teaching mathematics at the high school level.

Mrs. Mildred T. Becker worked at the Aberdeen Proving Ground as a Program Analyst for 34 years. Early in her career, she worked in Okinawa and lived with her family in Japan and France. After her retirement in April 2005, she volunteered for numerous fund-raising events as a member of the Church of St. Patrick in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Mrs. Becker became famous for the cream puffs that she baked for church bake sales. To Mildred, family always came first, and she was most proud of her sons and their families. After her death on June 16, 2011, her son Dr. Mark P. Becker establish this scholarship in her memory. Dr. Mark Becker is an alumnus of Towson University having graduated with a major in mathematics. In a distinguished career at the Universities of Michigan, Minnesota and South Carolina, his current position is President of Georgia State University.