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Department of Mathematics

The majority of the scholarships available from the University of Wyoming Mathematics department are awarded each spring in conjunction with Math Awareness Week and are nomination awards. There is no application process. Recipients are chosen by a scholarship committee, who considers such factors as: the number of math courses taken, department or math-education service, GPA, and financial need. The scholarship amounts vary each year but usually range from $300-$600.

William Bridges Memorial Award
To freshman or sophomore mathematics majors.

Theresa Britschgi Memorial Award
To UW mathematics majors. 

Dr. Ray J. Hanna Award
To mathematics majors from Wyoming who have grade point average sof 3.0 or better. Preference is given to students who have attended Wyoming community colleges.

Howard H. Heady Award
To sophomore, junior, or senior mathematics majors who are also Wyoming residents. 

Robert H. LaGrange Memorial Award
To UW mathematics majors. 

Greta Neubauer Mathematics Award
To a full-time, female student majoring in mathematics. Primary consideration is given to academic performance; financial need is also considered. 

Ottis H. Rechard Award

To an outstanding math major, preferably in the senior year.

Virindra and Gail Sehgal Mathematics Fund
To UW mathematics majors.

Les Shader Student Awards Endowment
To UW mathematics majors.

Catherine Gibbs Shaw Fund in Mathematics
Because of Ms. Shaw's generosity, numerous awards are available to students majoring in mathematics.

Palmer O. Steen Award

To UW mathematics majors who are also Wyoming residents.

Verne Varineau Scholarship
To mathematics or math education majors of junior standing with outstanding academic records.

Steven Lane Ashley Memorial Award
Graduate students only. Recipients must be United States citizens. Consideration is given to the student's academic record and work ethic.


Peter E. Skinner Award

The Peter E. Skinner Scholarship is awarded annually, each spring, to existing UW math majors that meet the requirements below: 

  • Completed application  Download Application!
  • Students must be enrolled in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.
  • Must be actively enrolled in courses for each semester of the award period in order to claim the full award.

Applications are accepted year round and applications received by March 31 each year will be considered for coming AY award. 

There is an additional award opportunity deadline of August 31 for incoming Freshmen and Transfer students that did not previously apply.

For questions please contact the math office or email



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Department of Mathematics

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1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3036

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4221

Fax: 307-766-6838


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