The Department of Mathematics takes pride in its unique centers and institutes dedicated to promoting and rewarding excellence in research, teaching, K-12 education, and public outreach.We are also proud of our graduate and undergraduate talent, recognized by the privately-funded scholarships and awards listed below.To contribute to one of our programs of scholarships, please click on the 'Give!' button to the right.
All gifts are tax-deductible. A gift of $5000 or more provides a complimentary one-year membership to the Galileo Circle, a society dedicated to continued excellence in the sciences at the University of Arizona.
James Kautz Memorial Endowment
The Fund is intended to provide support for outreach activities coordinated by the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR).
The James Kautz Memorial Endowment will support outreach activities that are:
1. Serving the Tucson K-12 school community and
2. Facilitated, organized, or sponsored by the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers.
The Duncan Buell Everything is Mathematics Public Lecture Series Endowment
The Duncan Buell Everything is Mathematics Public Lecture Series Endowment fund is established through a generous gift from Duncan Buell, who believes in the value of raising public awareness about the relevance, beauty, and applicability of mathematics in its many forms. The Lecture Series aim to raise public knowledge and awareness in our local community and the world about the role and relevance of mathematical sciences research.
The W.Y. Velez Emerging Mathematicians Legacy Endowment Fund
The aim of this campaign, honoring the legacy of Bill Velez to the UA Math Major, is to reach a minimum of 25K to create a new endowment benefiting undergraduate math majors. The endowment will aim to benefit majors in a variety of ways: through scholarships, conference travel money, and achievement awards.
The award, which will normally be given biannually, seeks to recognize and reward innovation and creativity in the mathematical education of and the provision of and mathematical experiences for undergraduates. New ideas and imaginative approaches are necessary requirements but much attention will also be given to their successful implementation. Since successful implementation may often involve more than one person, the award may be shared.
The set of eligible contributions is large, ranging from new ways of teaching old subjects, to software development which complements learning, to building synergistic relationships with client disciplines via course development, to ideas we have not yet imagined. In short, the selection panel will be interested in all activities which have been successfully implemented and which contribute in a novel way to the learning of Mathematics.
Harry W. and Janet Sine Lusk Awards in the Mathematical Sciences - Travel Scholarship
This conference travel award aims to support conference travel for undegraduate math majors. Anyone may gift to this endowment. The endowment that funds the award was established by Professor Duncan Buell, a UA Mathematics alumnus, in honor of his grandparents. Harry and Janet Lusk graduated from The University of Arizona in 1912 and 1911, respectively.
The David Lomen Excellence in Mathematics Award Endowment
This unrestricted award aims to recognize well-rounded undergraduates with outstanding mathematical promise. Anyone may gift to this endowment. The endowment that funds the award was established by the family and friends of Distinguished Professor David Lomen, as a memorial to his life and his many contributions to mathematics, and the teaching of mathematics.
The Elias Toubassi Scholarship Endowment in Undergraduate Mathematics
The Toubassi endowment has funded two scholarships: one awarded to math majors who have chosen the Mathematics Education emphasis, and one awarded to excellent math majors applying to graduate programs in the mathematical sciences.
Anyone may gift to this endowment. The endowment that funds these scholarships was established in honor Emeritus Mathematics Professor Elias Toubassi.
The Marianne Cooke Johnsen Endowment in Mathematics
This scholarship aims to reward promising, well-rounded, female Math Majors. Anyone may gift to this endowment. The endowment that funds this scholarship was established by Melissa and Randy Johnsen in honor of their mother, Marianne.
This scholarship award aims to support outstanding undegraduate math majors. Anyone may gift to this endowment. The endowment that funds the award was established by family and friends of late Professor Richard "Dick" Pierce, who was a member of the UA Mathematics Department from 1975-1990 and a valuable mentor to numerous young mathematicians.
This scholarship aims to reward outstanding students majoring in mathematics. Anyone may gift to this endowment. The endowment that funds this scholarship was established by 1992 by friends and family of Rick Peet, an undergraduate math major, artist, musician, and believer in the social value of advanced science studies. Rick's life was cut short in 1990, before he could enter our mathematics graduate program.
The Robert Gordon Scholarship Endowment in Mathematics
This scholarship aims to reward students majoring in mathematics. Anyone may gift to this endowment. The endowment that funds this scholarship was established by the wishes of Katherine Gordon, to honor the memory of her husband, Robert Gordon. Katherine was a UA alumna who served as a US Navy nurse during WWII, studied library science, and served as a librarian at a junior high in Nogales for 15 years, until her retirement.
If you have enjoyed the recent Cafe Series on the Mathematics of Health and Disease, previous for-the-public cafes, homecoming talks, or if you would like to help us fund lectures, outreach, and research initiatives that add value to the training of our undergraduate and graduate students, please give to this fund. If so desired, you may indicate a specific gift purpose in the comment box in the online donation form.
Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR)
The Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers at the University of Arizona was created in August, 2001 to address the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers at the middle and high school levels.