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Scholarships in the Department of Mathematical Sciences

There are several sources of scholarships and awards available to mathematics students. While it is unfortunately true that we do not have money to award scholarships to all deserving students, we do recognize many of our strongest students within the Department, and encourage them to apply for funding from outside as well.

Your primary resource for scholarship information at NIU is the website Scholarship Office. There is a list of university-wide awards for which mathematics students are typically strong contenders.

In addition, you will find in the same website various scholarships and awards offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences to our majors.

The scholarships given by the Department to incoming freshmen, incoming transfer students, and first year students are

The scholarships and awards given by the Department to continuing or graduating students are

For mathematics education majors, the following scholarships are also available

The university deadline for completing schlarship applications is set at the beginning of the Spring semester, for example, the deadline for the academic year 2017-2018 was January 31, 2017. Make sure you submit applications by the deadline.

A number of generous bequests have enabled the Department to make financial awards to some students each year. The following awards are primarily prizes, not scholarships: no application form is usually needed, and the award is typically made at the end of the school year (possibly upon graduation) to reward accomplishment. Recipients are recognized at the Department's annual Award Ceremony held in April. A list of recent recipients can be found on our main web pages.

Students in the mathematical sciences are also invited to apply for certain other scholarships. Naturally, these students -- who tend to be very bright and hard-working! -- are good candidates for any scholarship open to students from many majors. But we mention here a scholarship that specifically solicits applicants from our department:

In addition to these recognitions open to undergraduates, the Department awards a Certificate of Teaching Excellence to exceptional doctoral students, based on sustained excellence as graduate teaching assistants as well as academic achievement.


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