College of Arts and Sciences

Scholarships for the Department of Mathematics 

Please consider donating to one or more of these worthwhile scholarships. To donate please go to the WIU Foundation Office and we thank you for your willingness to support our outstanding students!

Dorothy Allen Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Mathematics major
  • Leadership, extracurricular activities and community service are considered
  • Preference given to a student from McDonough County

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

Student must reapply and enter the applicant pool each year

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Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb Mathematics Scholarship

Criteria: 

  • Exemplify those personal traits which demonstrate potential for successful teaching. The high school senior who is applying must have two letters of recommendation in support of these qualities. One should be from a teacher of mathematics at their high school and one from the principal or counselor of the high school.
  • The applicant must meet one of the following:Have the teaching of mathematics as a career goal. In applying for the scholarship students will be asked to describe their goals including the personal reason(s) they see the teaching of mathematics as a career choice.
    • Have an ACT composite score of at least 27 or equivalent
    • Be in the upper ten percent of the high school class and have an ACT composite score of at least 22
    • Have a 3.2 or above grade point average for all coursework at an accredited college or university

Terms:

Award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Yes, for up to 3 years

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

  • Maintain a full-time undergraduate student status as a mathematics major at WU with the teaching of mathematics as a career goal
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 in all courses completed and at least a 3.0 in all mathematics courses taken in the first year. A 3.20 (overall and in mathematics) is required by the end of the second year and thereafter

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Fred Rattner Memorial Mathematics Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Mathematics major
  • Enrolled full-time
  • If applicant is a new transfer or a current student, must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • If applicant is an incoming freshman, must have an ACT score of 24 or higher or be in the upper ten percent of graduate class
  • Preference will be given to an outstanding student as demonstrated through school activities and/or community service

Terms:

Award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

Award is automatically renewed by the department as long as the student remains in good standing with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

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H. Glenn Ayre Mathematics Award

Criteria:

  • Juniors, seniors and graduate Mathematics majors
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all Mathematics courses and 3.0 or better in all other courses
  • Two letters of recommendation

Terms:

Award amount varies depending on funding but will not exceed $1,000 per student. Number of recipients depends on funding. Award will be applied to the student's university account with half in the Fall semester and half in the Spring semester

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

No

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Dr. Jacob Burlak Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student currently attending WIU
  • Mathematics major
  • Demonstrated outstanding scholarship through academics and activities in the major or through the department

Terms:

Award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Student must reapply and enter the applicant pool each year

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Joseph & Mary Stipanowich Mathematics Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate Mathematics major with teaching mathematics as a career goal
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in all mathematics courses completed at WIU and a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA in all courses completed at WIU
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Exemplify those personal traits which demonstrate potential for successful teaching and be of good moral character

Terms:

Award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

Student must reapply and enter the applicant pool each year

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Lynn J. & Mary L. Wolfmeyer Mathematics Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Mathematics major in pursuit of a degree in teaching mathematics at the secondary school level
  • Junior class level
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Preference will be given to a student who completed high school in Macomb or West Central Illinois
  • Demonstrate service or leadership in the field of mathematics or mathematics education

Terms:

Award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

Award maybe automatically renewed by the department as long as the student remains in good standing with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

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Mathematics Alumni Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Freshmen must be recommended by two high school teachers addressing the student's interest in mathematics and potential to succeed in a career related to mathematics and must remain a math major for the period of the scholarship. Continuing students must be recommended by two faculty members addressing the student's interest in mathematics and potential to succeed in a career related to mathematics and must remain a math major for the period of the scholarship.
  • Incoming freshman must have an ACT math score of at least 23 or be in the upper 25% on an equivalent national assessment of mathematics ability and must be in the upper 20% of the student's high school graduating class.
  • Continuing students must have an overall college 3.0 GPA or higher. Students with less than 30 semester hours must submit a copy of their ACT or other standardized test scores. Students must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher in mathematics courses that count in the major (the number of mathematics courses completed will be one consideration).
  • Transfer students must be transferring with mathematics as the intended major; must have an overall college 3.0 GPA and students with less than 30 semester hours must submit a copy of their ACT or other standardized test scores. Students must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher in mathematics courses that count in the major (the number of mathematics courses completed will be one consideration).

Terms: 

The award amount is $1,000

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

Student must reapply and enter the applicant pool each year

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Mathematics Textbook Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Incoming freshman
  • Receiving a freshman department scholarship or has an excellent Math ACT score and does not meet the criteria for another department scholarship
  • Outstanding potential in the field of mathematics

Terms:

Award amount will be determined by the Department of Mathematics and sent to the student's designated bank account via EFT

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

No

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Ronald Paul Maurer Memorial Fund

Criteria:

  • Mathematics or Theatre major
  • Have attended WIU at least two semesters. Can apply during second semester or later
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated qualities of dependability, responsibility and initiative

Other Information:

GPA is not considered when selecting a recipient

Terms:

The award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment. This scholarship will be awarded alternative years with the Department of Theatre and Dance until the Foundation determines the interest earnings are sufficient to make two awards in one year.

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

No

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Susan F. & Clifford H. Haka Scholarship in Mathematics

Criteria:

  • The primary recipient of this scholarship will be a Mathematics major in good standing with an overall major GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Preference will be given to students who are female, who have financial need and an expressed desire to complete their degree in Mathematics
  • Preference will be given to a student who is at least junior class status
  • Students must complete an application

Terms:

Award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment

Selection Process:

Recipient will be selected by the Department of Mathematics Advisory Council

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
Department of Mathematics
1 University Circle
Morgan Hall 476
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-1054

Is this Award or Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

This scholarship may be renewable for the senior year if the student continues to make satisfactory progress and maintains the same GPA

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