MSCS Awards and Scholarships

Applications for the 2017 MSCS Departmental Scholarships are due by 4pm on Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Hemby at 338 SEO (mtoliver@uic.edu).

The following is a list of awards restricted to MSCS majors.


Descriptions of MSCS Scholarships

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.

Louise Hay Award

Amount: TBA

Eligibility:

  • Female 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, "to assist outstanding female students in the MSCS Department."

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.

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.

Nicholas A. Yassan Award

Amount: TBA

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.
  • Preference given to women.
  • 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.

Kathy Hill Cawthon Award

Amount: TBD.

Eligibility:

  • Student must have at least sophomore standing and be majoring in mathematics.
  • Preference will be given to female students.
  • Preference will be given to continuing students (not graduating).

The Kathy Hill Cawthon Award was created in honor of his daughter by Professor Roger Hill, who joined the UIC Mathematics department when the UIC campus was located on Navy Pier, and who remains a great supporter of MSCS.

Joseph Landin Memorial Scholarship

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.

Professor Landin received his PhD from Notre Dame and joined the UIUC Department of Mathematics in 1946. In 1964, he left UIUC to become head of the mathematics department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (then called the Circle Campus) and remained there until 1975 when he was appointed head of the math department at Ohio State University. Emeritus Professor Joseph Landin died in 2000. Upon the death of his widow, Esther Landin (they were married for 64 years), the Joseph Landin Memorial Fund was established in honor of her husband and the UIC Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.

Yeuk-Lam Yau-Leung Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: $500 for a graduate student, $250 for an undergraduate student.

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 the bio-mathematics.
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