The Department of Mathematics offers merit (partial tuition) scholarships for students with an outstanding record in mathematics and an interest in pursuing a mathematics major.
The Carrie and Edwin Mouzon Mathematics Scholarships are given to incoming first year students or students who declare math major at their earliest consideration. Candidates should have an excellent mathematics background and strong interest and potential in mathematics. This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Edwin Mouzon, a distinguished SMU Department of Mathematics faculty professor from 1922-1971, who served as department chair from 1934-1963. Students that receive merit scholarships upon admittance to SMU can receive the scholarship for up to eight regular semesters or until they graduate, whichever comes first.
The Robert W. Strow Mathematics Scholarships are given to current SMU students that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their first and second year mathematics courses and have decided to pursue a mathematics major. This scholarship was established by Robert Strow, a SMU Department of Mathematics professor from 1946-1982, who continued as a part-time instructor until 1994. Students that receive scholarships after being enrolled at SMU should develop a plan to complete the mathematics major in consultation with the mathematics advisor. The merit scholarship typically covers the regular semesters required to complete the plan.
All students in receipt of a mathematics scholarship must:
- Be enrolled in at least one course in the mathematics department each semester.
- Maintain SMU scholarship status including a 3.5 cumulative SMU grade-point average.
- Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA in their mathematics courses (courses labeled MATH XXXX).
- Declare a mathematics major at the earliest opportunity (normally at the beginning of the sophomore year).
- Maintain progress toward a B.S. degree in mathematics in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Mathematics.
Merit AwardsThe Department of Mathematics offers merit awards for outstanding mathematics majors.
The John Robert McCaw Endowed Merit Award fund was established to provide merit-based financial awards to one or more junior or senior students who have demonstrated excellence in mathematics and participated in community and/or civic activities at SMU. The endowment was given in honor of John McCaw, a 1972 mathematics major.
The Charles J. Pipes Merit Award in Mathematics was established to provide merit-based financial awards to one or more junior or senior students who have demonstrated excellence in mathematics. The endowment was given in memory and honor of Dr. Charles J. Pipes, Jr., professor emeritus and graduate studies director of the SMU Department of Mathematics, who taught from 1950-1980 and was a multi-recipient of the Outstanding Teacher award.
Candidates are chosen by invitation each Spring semester, with the recipient announced on Honors Day and awarded a cash prize. For further information, please contact Professor Weihua Geng (Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics).
Past Scholarship and Awards Recipients
McCaw: Mary Cabanas, Brandon Lindvall, Juliana Roller, Aden Smith
Pipes: Temporarily paused due to fund reallocation
McCaw: Caroline Hamilton, Kaitlyn Lee
Pipes: Jessie Henderson