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Welcome to the Mathematics Department's scholarship page.  The scholarships listed on this page have been made possible by generous gifts from alumni, friends, and supporters of the Mathematics Department's education, research, and outreach mission.  Scholarships are available to both undergraduate math majors (including AMEP) and graduate students in the Math Department who are in good standing.  The Department is grateful to the donors whose gifts recognize the students' determined efforts and help to reduce the financial burden.

The Mathematics Department is a central linchpin in all three primary missions of the University of Wisconsin- Madison: research, education, and outreach. A nationally recognized department in both research and graduate education, the 49 faculty, 8 teaching academic staff, 20 other academic and administrative staff, 120 graduate students, and 400 undergraduate mathematics majors/certificates play a central role in both the College of Letters and Sciences and the University as a whole. The recent Academic Ranking of World Universities placed us 11th in the world and 7th in the nation. Our current faculty members are the recipients of many prestigious awards, including NSF CAREER Awards, Sloan Fellowships, Simons Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowship, and five or our active faculty members were named in Fall 2013 to the inaugural list of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.

Application Information

Please apply for the listed scholarships through the MyUW portal or by going to scholarships.wisc.edu/StudentApp . Applications are evaluated by the Department of Mathematics Student Awards Committee.  Please direct your questions to scholarship@math.wisc.edu Program Website  


Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
The fund provides annual awards to outstanding students pursuing a degree in the Applied Math, Engineering and Physics (AMEP) program. The students must have demonstrated leadership in AMEP, and possess solid academic records.
The fund provides annual awards to outstanding students pursuing a degree in the Applied Math, Engineering and Physics (AMEP) program. The students must have demonstrated leadership in AMEP, and possess solid academic records.
In order to be eligible for the AMEP Leadership Prize, the undergraduate student must be an AMEP major in good academic standing. Annual awards will be made to outstanding students pursuing a degree in AMEP. The student must have demonstrated leadership in AMEP, and possess a solid academic record. Examples of leadership include endeavors to enhance AMEP, recruitment of prospective students, serving as a mentor to current students in the program, or promoting AMEP on campus or to external audiences. The AMEP faculty committee reviews and evaluates the applications based on these criteria.
The R. Creighton Buck Prize was established with a gift from Ellen F. Buck in November 1996 to honor her husband, R. Creighton Buck and to reward undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding creativity in mathematics. The prize is awarded...
The R. Creighton Buck Prize was established with a gift from Ellen F. Buck in November 1996 to honor her husband, R. Creighton Buck and to reward undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding creativity in mathematics. The prize is awarded to a graduating math major who has completed the best capstone experience as determined by the awards committee.
In order to be eligible for the R. Creighton Buck Prize, the undergraduate student must be a math major in good academic standing. The prize will be awarded to graduating students who complete the best "capstone" experience. Annual awards will be made to outstanding graduating undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Mathematics who complete the best "capstone" experience. A committee appointed by the Chair of the Department of Mathematics reviews and evaluates the applications based on these criteria.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.