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Department of Mathematics

Eastman Scholarships

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites Nebraska high school seniors to apply for the prestigious Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Scholars $16,000 four-year scholarships in Mathematics. The department awards at least five of these prestigious scholarships to its freshman majors each year. This scholaship includes a high performance laptop computer and $4,000 per year for 4 years.


Each recipient must be a graduate of a Nebraska high school, must be enrolled as a full-time student in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNL with a major in mathematics, must maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree in mathematics and must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 each academic year. For further clarification of the eligibility and renewal conditions, contact the Scholarship Committee at the address or number below.

Students in the Engineering College are not eligible.

Application and Selection

To be considered for the Eastman Scholarship, candidates should have complete admission application materials on file in the UNL Office of Admissions (application for admission, ACT/SAT test scores, official high school transcript and application fee for full consideration).

Interested students must submit the following:

  • A letter of application which includes:
    • Name
    • Current address with zip code
    • Phone number
    • Email Address
  • High school transcript (including ACT/SAT scores),
  • A short essay of the student's interests and experiences in mathematics
  • And two letters of recommendation.

The application must also include the following statement:

"I understand that to receive the Eastman Scholarship I must be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences degree program with at least one major in Mathematics."

The letters should be from people qualified to comment on the student's academic abilities, accomplishments and potential in mathematics. For full consideration, all materials should be sent by the deadline below to:

Eastman Scholarship Committee
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Mathematics
203 Avery Hall 880130 Lincoln NE 68588–0130
Voice 402–472–3731
Fax 402–472–8466

Recipients will be selected based on the application material, high school record, class rank and ACT or SAT scores.

For More Information

E-mail Lori Mueller (, call the UNL Office of Admissions (800–742–8800 extension 2023) and ask for information about the Eastman Scholarship, call the Department of Mathematics directly at 402–472–3731 or write to the above address.

Deadline for completed application: April 30 prior to fall semester to be attended (accepting until all awards offered).