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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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: