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MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OPTION B STUDENTS
Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb Mathematics Scholarship
This is a four year scholarship given to a beginning freshman each year. The applicant must have a superior academic record and have demonstrated high ability through a national testing program (the equivalent of an ACT composite and sub-score in mathematics of at least 27). If a committed Gibb scholarship becomes available for any reason, then it will be offered to another student of the same class rank. In order to maintain the scholarship or receive the scholarship as an alternate, students must have a 3.0 GPA in mathematics and overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the freshman year and a 3.2 GPA in mathematics and overall at the end of the sophomore year thereafter. All applicants must have the teaching of mathematics as a career goal. The amount of the award is $1,000 per year.
- Must 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 his/her high school and one from the principal or counselor of the high school.)
- Must meet one of the following:
- 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, or;
- Have a 3.2 or above grade point average for all course work at an accredited college or university.
- 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.)
- Continuing students must maintain full-time undergraduate student status as a mathematics major with the teaching of mathematics as a career goal and maintain an overall college grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale and at least a 3.0 in all mathematics courses taken in the first year. A 3.2 (overall and in mathematics) is required by the end of the second year and thereafter.
Joseph and Mary Stipanowich Mathematics Scholarship
This is a scholarship for a full-time undergraduate student having the teaching of mathematics as a career goal. The applicant should be of good moral character and exemplify those personal traits which demonstrate potential for successful teaching, have a grade point average of at least 3.5 in all mathematics courses, and have an overall GPA of 3.5 in all courses completed at Western Illinois University. The amount of the award is $1,000 per year.
Lynn J. and Mary L. Wolfmeyer Scholarship in Mathematics
This is a two-year scholarship beginning at the junior year for a mathematics major. In order to receive the scholarship, a student must be in pursuit of a degree in the teaching of mathematics at the secondary school level and be in good standing with an overall and major GPA of 3.00 or higher. This scholarship may be renewable for the senior year if the student continues to make satisfactory progress and maintains the same GPAs. Preference will be given to a student who completed high school in Macomb or West-Central Illinois. The amount of the award is $1,000 per year.
Consideration of applications will begin on April 15 and continue until all scholarships are awarded.
If you would like the scholarship application form to be sent to you, please contact:
Chair, Department of Mathematics
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1054