Undergraduate Scholarships & Financial Aid
James Earl 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.
Fall 2017: Chris Chapin
2016-2017: Rylan Murry, Emily Sippel, John Tinley
2015-2016: Rylan Murry
2014-2015: Brad Horner, Harrison LeFrois, Dylan Strimple, Alyson VanArsdall
2013-2014: Brad Horner, Teng Li
2012-2013: Laura Allen, Brianna Kallman
2011-2012: Laura Allen, Joshua DeWitt, Brianna Kallman, Karen Holly, Daniel Miller, Andrew Tew, Erika Thommes, Julia Warnke, Rebecca Witt
2010-2011: Melissa Emory, Alexander James, Daniel Miller, Jose Santos, Jacob Serafino, Benjamin Sussman, Julia Warnke
2009-2010: Melissa Emory, Jaime Lopez, Jose Santos; Honorary: Bryan Johnson, Alexander James, David Loscutoff, Julia Warnke
2008-2009: Austin Brockmeier, Alexander James, Jose Santos, Brandon Smith, Julia Warnke, Sarah Witt
2007-2008: Kaylen Harris, Joshua Koch, Brandon Smith
2006-2007: Ryan Homan, Audra Kruse, Brett Saunders, Tanja Stupar, Bronson Wacker
2005-2006: Kodjo Togbey, Vladimir Ufimstev, Bronson Wacker
2004-2005: Travis Deyle, Rifyan Nasution, Vladimir Ufimtsev
2003-2004: Andrew Gacek, Eric Manley, Angela Storm, Vince Wesselmann, Zach Zaiss
2002-2003: Aaron Becker, Andrew Gacek, Eric Manley, Zach Zaiss
Hitchcock Foundation Scholarship
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 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
General UNO Scholarship
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.
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 Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students 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 as noted in the Scholarship Guidelines.
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