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MSCS Department Awards

The Spring, 2022 MSCS Scholarship/Award application is now live. Please read each section carefully and follow all instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be due on Sunday 2/27/22 at 11:59 pm.

Herbert Alexander Award
Amount: TBA
Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
  • Must be major in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA.

The Herbert Alexander Award was established by Susan Alexander in memory of her husband. Professor Herbert Alexander was a distinguished analyst who taught in the MSCS department from 1975 until his death in 1999.

UIC Robert A. Chalupnik Scholarship
Amount: TBA
Eligibility: 

Students within the MSCS Department who are in good academic standing.

Preference shall be given to students who are studying mathematics or computer science.

Louise Hay Award
Amount: TBA
Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students (sophomore standing or higher).
  • Must be a Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science major.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA.

The Louise Hay Award is supported by a fund created by Professor Louise Hay, Head of the MSCS Department from 1980 until her death in 1989. The award has been given since 1984.

Bernard Kurtin Scholarships
Amount: TBA
Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
  • Minimum of 60 semester hours completed (junior standing)
  • At least three upper level core courses beyond the Calculus sequence
  • Outstanding GPA in major courses (at least 3.5/4.0 GPA)
  • Excellent GPA in all undergraduate courses (at least 3.0/4.0 GPA)

The Bernard Kurtin Scholarship is in honor of Bernard J. Kurtin, who was a physics major at St. Procopius College (now Benedictine University, Illinois). His belief in the importance of the sciences and math was demonstrated with a bequest he provided to establish the Kurtin Scholarship for Mathematics and Physics at UIC, starting in 2007.

Damber Singh Tomer and Meena Singh Tomer Endowed International Scholarship Fund:
Amount: TBA
Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.
  • Must be majoring in one of the programs in the department.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA.
  • Preference is given to international students.

The Damber Singh Tomer and Meena Singh Tomer Endowed International Scholarship Fund, which was recently established in 2019 by Dr. Damber Singh Tomer and his wife Meena Singh Tomer, was created in order to recognize and appreciate the various opportunities provided to Dr. Damber Singh Tomer that allowed him to study at UIC. In order to alleviate the financial burden for current international students, Dr. Singh Tomer and his wife established this scholarship in 2019 for international students who study here at UIC.

Victor Twersky Memorial Scholarship
Amount: TBA
Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
  • Must be majoring in Applied Mathematics
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA.

The Victor Twersky Memorial Scholarship is supported by a fund created by the Twersky family to honor Professor Victor Twersky, a distinguished applied mathematician in the MSCS department from 1966 to 1990.

Philip Wagreich Memorial Scholarship:
Amount: TBA
Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.
  • Must be a Mathematics Education major.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA.

This fund was created in the memory of former MSCS Professor and Director of the Office of Mathematics Education Philip Wagreich.

Nicholas A. Yassan Award
Amount: TBA
Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.
  • Minimum of 60 semester hours completed at UIC (junior standing).
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA.
  • Minimum of eight credit hours completed in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

The Nicholas A. Yassan Award is supported by a fund created by Nicholas A. Yassan, an MSCS graduate, class of 2003.

Note: The recipient must be able to attend the LAS Recognition Dinner (in business attire), and will need to prepare thank you remarks for at the presentation of the award. The recipient will be able to bring one guest to the dinner.

Yeuk-Lam Yau-Leung Memorial Scholarship Fund
Amount: TBD
Eligibility:

  • Student must have at least sophomore standing and be majoring in MSCS disciplines.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA.
  • Preference is given to students in bio-mathematics.

This fund was created by MSCS Professor Emeritus Stephen Yau in honor of his parents.