Undergraduate Scholarships & Financial Aid
|James Earl Scholarship|
|Hitchcock Foundation Scholarship|
|General UNO Scholarship|
|Noyce Scholarships & Internships|
|Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program|
|Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Diversity Scholarship|
In 1973 Mrs. Margaret Earl set up the James Earl Mathematics Scholarship for UNO undergraduate mathematics majors, in honor of her husband, Dr. James Earl. Dr. Earl joined the UNO Mathematics Department in 1931, became department chair in 1932, and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1962. Starting in Fall 1973 three $1000 scholarships were awarded to deserving undergraduate mathematics majors. In Spring 2002 the scholarship fund was anonymously endowed with $125,000. Beginning in Fall 2002 a total of $5000 will be divided annually amongst several deserving mathematics majors.
Each Spring scholarship recipients for the coming year are selected based on their overall GPA, outstanding performance in mathematics courses and their participation in departmental activities such as the Putnam Exam, Problem of the Week, undergraduate research, Mathematics Awareness Month, MSLC tutoring and Math Lab. Students do not apply for this scholarship, but rather are selected based on merit.
2018-2019 recipients: Cody Anderson, Brad Tuttle, Alex Fish, Matt Pelz
2017-2018 recipients: Sarah McCarty, Grant Moles, Melissa Riley, Chris Chapin
2016-2017 recipients: Rylan Murry, Emily Sippel, John Tinley
2015-2016 recipients: Rylan Murry
2014-2015 recipients: Brad Horner, Harrison LeFrois, Dylan Strimple, Alyson VanArsdall
2013-2014 recipients: Brad Horner, Teng Li
2012-2013 recipients: Laura Allen, Brianna Kallman
2011-2012 recipients: Laura Allen, Joshua DeWitt, Brianna Kallman, Karen Holly, Daniel Miller, Andrew Tew, Erika Thommes, Julia Warnke, Rebecca Witt
2010-2011 recipients: Melissa Emory, Alexander James, Daniel Miller, Jose Santos, Jacob Serafino, Benjamin Sussman, Julia Warnke
2009-2010 recipients: Melissa Emory, Jaime Lopez, Jose Santos; Honorary: Bryan Johnson, Alexander James, David Loscutoff, Julia Warnke
2008-2009 recipients: Austin Brockmeier, Alexander James, Jose Santos, Brandon Smith, Julia Warnke, Sarah Witt
2007-2008 recipients: Kaylen Harris, Joshua Koch, Brandon Smith
2006-2007 recipients: Ryan Homan, Audra Kruse, Brett Saunders, Tanja Stupar, Bronson Wacker
2005-2006 recipients: Kodjo Togbey, Vladimir Ufimstev, Bronson Wacker
2004-2005 recipients: Travis Deyle, Rifyan Nasution, Vladimir Ufimtsev
2003-2004 recipients: Andrew Gacek, Eric Manley, Angela Storm, Vince Wesselmann, Zach Zaiss
2002-2003 recipients: Aaron Becker, Andrew Gacek, Eric Manley, Zach Zaiss
The Hitchcock Foundation annually contributes a $500 scholarship, each to the Biology, Math, Chemistry and Physics Departments. The Math Department awards this scholarship to a deserving incoming freshman who declares math as their major.
The awardee will continue to receive the scholarship for 4 yrs. by remaining a math major, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better, and maintaining full-time status.
Fall 2017 recipient: Sarah McCarty
Fall 2016 recipient: Sarah McCarty
Fall 2015 recipient: Brad Horner
Fall 2014 recipient: Brad Horner
Fall 2013 recipient: Brad Horner
Fall 2012 recipient: Brad Horner
Fall 2011 recipient: Daniel Miller
Fall 2010 recipient: Daniel Miller
Fall 2009 recipient: Daniel Miller
Fall 2008 recipient: Josh Strese
Fall 2007 recipient: Angella Mertz
Most of the Scholarships listed on the below site are offered to graduating high school seniors who will be incoming freshmen. There are several hundred additional scholarships not listed which are awarded by the Financial Aid office to both incoming freshmen and returning students. The deadline for the UNO Scholarship application is March 1. (Application is available after August 1). See here for more information.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, authorized under the National Science Foundation responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools. This partnership is designed to (1) provide experiences in educational settings to freshman and sophomores (called Noyce interns) who are potential mathematics teachers, (2) develop juniors and seniors who are committed to teaching in high need schools (called Noyce Scholars) into highly skilled secondary mathematics teachers, and (3) provide ongoing professional development support for former Noyce Scholars.
2019-2020 recipients: Gregory Lawson, Rachel Pugh, William Donlan, Ariella Guerrero, Maggie Johnson, Mara Sturh, Andrea Lopez, Hannah Seidl, Ana Salgado, Whitney Matthews, Cole Gillespie
2018-2019 recipients: Cole Gillespie, Dario Gudino, Rachel Pugh , Whitney Matthews, Ana Salgado, Gregory Lawson, Hannah Seidl
2017-2018 recipients: Paul Blum, Dario Gudino, Andrew Lopez, Danielle Melnar, Nadia Missak, Andrew Oberg, Ty Ogden, Courtney Swift, Brad Tuttle, MacKenzie McClure
2016-2017 recipients: Nadia Missak, Andrew Oberg, Ty Ogden, Courtney Swift, Paul Blum, Taylyn Fischer, Richard Krueger, Danielle Melnar
2015-2016 recipients: Samantha Bogdan, Taylyn Fischer, Richard Krueger, An Nguyen, Seth Nickolaison, Kimberly Smith, Jessicsa Wilson
2014-2015 recipients: Samantha Bogdan, An Nguyen, Kimberly Smith, Alejandra Soto
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grants provide $4000 a year/up to $16,000 for undergraduates, or $8000 for master's students in scholarship aid. Students must have a GPA of 3.25 or score in the top 25% on the college/graduate admissions test. Once a degree or teaching certificate is earned, TEACH grant recipients must spend at least 4 of the next 8 years teaching in a 'high-need' field (math is one) with at least 30% poor students.
The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program is a new partnership to improve Hispanic student access to higher education and degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Hispanic college students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Puerto Rico pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field major are invited to apply for a $2,000 one-time scholarship of which 25 will be awarded.
The Alliance/Merck scholarship is not accepting new applicants at this time, but they have a handy search function to look for other scholarships for which you may qualify!
The Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Diversity Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates preparing for actuarial careers. The $5,000 award, which is paid in equal installments during the school year ($2,500 per semester), is contingent upon the recipient’s continued satisfactory preparation for an actuarial career.
The scholarship is offered to students from a minority group who pursue a Mathematics degree with the intention of becoming an actuary, and who have passed at least one Actuarial Exam. Students selected for the scholarship will also complete a summer internship with the Mutual of Omaha prior to the academic year in which the funds are awarded.