Scholarships and Aid

The Department of Mathematics has funds designated for undergraduate scholarships to its majors.  In addition, we employ many majors each year in various academic jobs like Course Graders, Math Resource Center Counselors, Learning Assistants, and Teaching Assistants.  We encourage all mathematics majors who are doing well academically to apply or inquire about these opportunities.

STEM CONNECT Scholarship Program

The STEM Career Opportunities in Nebraska: Networks, Experiential-learning, and Computational Thinking (STEM CONNECT) is an NSF-funded S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) grant and scholarship program forming a partnership among the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Southeast Community College (SCC), and Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC). These scholarships seek to identify and attract academically talented, low-income students with interest in careers that require strong skills in mathematics or computer science.

What you need to know

  • STEM CONNECT scholarships are need-based, with a maximum of $8,000/year, renewable for either four years at UNL or for two years at community colleges and then two years after transfer to UNL.
  • Scholarships are available at UNL, SCC and WNCC in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020.
  • At UNL you must be majoring in mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering at the time the scholarship is awarded.
  • Scholars must maintain a 2.75 GPA in their first year of college or their first year after transferring to UNL and at least a 3.0 GPA in subsequent years.

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Other Math Department Scholarships

Incoming freshmen Mathematics majors who have graduated from a Nebraska high school are invited to apply for the Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Scholarship, which can award up to $16,000 over a four-year period.  The department awards several of these prestigious scholarships to incoming freshmen with Mathematics declared as a major.  This scholarship awards up to $4,000 for the first year at UNL, and students can re-apply every year for up to a total of four years.  After completing an application for admission to NEBRASKA, all incoming freshmen Mathematics majors are encouraged to apply by clicking the link below. The application opens at the beginning of November every year, and the deadline to complete an application for 2020-21 academic year will be February 1, 2020.

In addition, many of our current Mathematics majors receive scholarships that range from $500 to as much as $4,000 per year from one of the following scholarship funds:

  • The Irwin Dubinsky Memorial Scholarship,
  • The Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Scholarship,
  • The Gallup UNL Math Day Scholarship,
  • The Sylvia and Hans Jeans Mathematics Scholarship,
  • The Rennemann/Luebbers Scholarship in Mathematics,
  • The Dr. Hubert Schneider Memorial Scholarship,
  • The Joel Stebbins Scholarship,
  • The Drusilla Winchester Scholarship,
  • and The Ruby Matzke Wittemore Scholarship.

Some of these scholarships are available to non-Nebraska resident students.  All current Mathematics majors including those who were awarded a full or partial Eastman Scholarships as incoming freshmen or who were awarded scholarships in past years are required to complete the current student application to be considered for scholarships for the next academic year.  The scholarship application for current students can be found below, and the deadline to complete an application is normally in the middle of May.

If you have additional questions about the Eastman Scholarship or other Math Department scholarships, please contact Doug Pellatz at dpellatz@unl.edu

Other NEBRASKA and College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

To be considered for other NEBRASKA scholarships, incoming freshman and transfer students will have the option to apply for scholarships as part of their application for admission to NEBRASKA.  Current Mathematics majors are encouraged to complete the Scholarship Application for Current Undergraduate Students available on MyRed from the beginning of November to February 1.  Completion of the Scholarship Application for Current Undergraduate Students covers all NEBRASKA and College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships that are offered to current students.

Additional information about College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships can be found on the College’s Scholarships and Aid page.

Additional information about NEBRASKA Scholarships and receiving financial aid to attend school can be found on the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid’s website.

Graduate Student Support

Support for graduate students is available from a number of sources. See this page for details.