# Awards and Scholarships

## Department of Mathematical Sciences Awards and Scholarships

**Kenneth B. Cummins Mathematics Award**

In order to be eligible for this award, the applicant must be an actuarial mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics or an integrated mathematics major with junior standing (i.e., at least 60 semester hours earned) at Kent State University. The amount of this award is variable. The application window for this scholarship is from the beginning of January to the beginning of March each year. Please apply through ScholarshipUniverse.

**Bill and Linda Gainer Scholarship in Mathematics**

The recipient must be a first-generation undergraduate college student who is at least a Sophomore, majoring in actuarial mathematics, applied mathematics, or mathematics with a 3.0 or higher GPA who is Pell Grant eligible. The application window for this scholarship is from the beginning of January to the beginning of March each year. Please apply through ScholarshipUniverse.

**Harshbarger Scholarship**

In order to be eligible for this award, the applicant must be an actuarial mathematics, applied mathematics or mathematics major at Kent State University. The applicant must have also completed Math 12003 (Calculus II), Math 21001 (Linear Algebra), and either Math 22005 (Calculus III) or an upper-division mathematics course. The amount of this award is variable. The application window for this scholarship is from the beginning of January to the beginning of March each year. Please apply through ScholarshipUniverse.

**Kenneth L. Whipkey Scholarship in Mathematics**

The recipient of this scholarship must be an actuarial mathematics, applied mathematics, or mathematics major in junior standing at Kent State University with a minimum of GPA 3.0, and in need of financial aid. The amount of this award is variable. The application window for this scholarship is from the beginning of January to the beginning of March each year. Please apply through ScholarshipUniverse.

**Choose Ohio First Scholarship**

Choose Ohio First Scholarships will annually provide about 20 undergraduate tuition scholarships, varying in size between $1,500 and $4,700 a year. The scholarships are awarded to promising, incoming, STEM freshmen who intend to pursue at least a minor in mathematics. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from Ohio Board of Regents.

**Pi Mu Epsilon Award**

Awarded to an outstanding upper-class student in mathematics. Amount of award is $100 and a book. Contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences for more information.

**High School Math Competition**

Each Fall the Department of Mathematical Sciences holds a High School Math Scholarship competition. Annual awards generally range from $500 to $1,000 and scholarships can be accumulated over the years. Incoming freshman have the possibility of accumulating between $500 and $4,000 by participating in these competitions. All high school students are eligible to participate. For more information contact Dr. Laura Smithies.

**Student Financial Aid and Employment**

A listing of employment opportunities, on and off campus, is available through Career Exploration and Development.

The Student Financial Aid office describes additional financial aid options.

**Honors College Scholarships**

The Kent State Honors College also has scholarships for their members

There are also many sources of financial aid based outside Kent State University. The site fastweb.com has a database of more than 270,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. The College Board's database for financial aid is located at collegeboard.org/paying. We also recommend salliemae.com to search for scholarships.