mathematics

Inquiries should be made to:

Professor Robert Rogers

rogers@vt.edu

Department of Mathematics

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123

Professor Jong Kim

kim@math.vt.edu

Department of Mathematics

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123

The Hatcher Scholarship

This award is open to all undergraduate mathematics majors, both incoming freshmen and continuing students. This is a merit scholarship based on academic performance. Students do not need to apply for Hatcher Scholarships. However, we welcome any additional information that any student wishes to submit, e.g., pariticipation in mathematical/scientific competitions, publications, references, etc. Without additional information we will use the information bank common to all university students, I.e., level of courses taken and grade performance, standardized test scores, etc. We are happy to have you submit anything you feel may impress our committee. The number and amount of awards can vary each year depending on the endowment and its earnings. Recently we have been giving about twenty-five Hatcher Scholarships of $200 to $500 to continuing students, and about five $1,000 Hatcher Scholarships to incoming freshmen in mathematics. 

Source: the Thomas Watkins Hatcher Endowment Fund in the Virginia Tech Educational Foundation. This fund was first established anonymously by a substantial gift from the late Professor T. Hatcher and receives the continuing support of his family. 

The Dean's Scholarship

This award is open to all incoming freshmen majoring in mathematics. Students need not apply for the scholarship, but we are happy to consider any material that you wish us to see. Each spring semester the scholarship committee of the Mathematics Department will select one student based on the strength of the material at hand.

Source: the College of Science

The Roselle Scholarship

This award is open to all rising seniors majoring in mathematics. Students do not need to apply for this award. Each spring semester the scholarship committe of the Mathematics Department will select one rising senior based on academic performance. The amount of the award is $500.

Source: Virginia Tech Foundation Endowment

The Caldwell Scholarship

This award is open to all out-of-state female undergraduate students majoring in mathematics. Students do not need to apply for this award, but once again, we are happy to consider any material that you wish us to see. Each spring semester the scholarship committee of the Mathematics Department will select one student based on academic and personal achievement. The amount of the award is $500.

Source: The Patricia Ann Caldwell Endowed Scholarship Fund in the Virginia Tech Foundation. This fun was established by Ms. Patricia Ann Caldwell.

The John C. and Elsie M. Layman Scholarships

These awards are open to all undergraduate mathematics majors, both incoming freshmen and continuing students, as specified yearly by the donors. These are merit scholarships based on academic performance. Preference is also given to incoming freshmen from rural Virginia areas and to continuing students with interests and abilities in undergraduate mathematical research. 

Source: Gifts from Emeritus John W. Layman and Jane B. Layman

The Oehring Textbook Scholarship

This is open to all undergraduate mathematics majors. Selection is based on academic performance and financial need. Details of the application procedure are announced in January, and the scholarship committee selects about five students in February. The amount of each award is between $80 and $120.

Source: Annual gift from the family of the late Professor Charles Oehring

The Ling Scholarship

This is open to all graduate students in Ph.D. programs in mathematics. No application is necessary. Each September the graduate program committee of the Mathematics Department selects one Ph. D. student based on research. The amount of the award is about $700, but can vary depending on the availability of the fund. 

Source: the C. B. Ling Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in the Virginia Tech Foundation. This fund was established by the family of the late Professor C. B. Ling.