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While there are many scholarship opportunities listed on the Financial Aid web site, a number of scholarships are available specifically targeted to Math Majors; they include the Bishop, Remmel, BAE Systems, Eckart and Reynolds. Applications for these are made through the Financial Aid Office.

The Academic Enrichment Program Sponsors the CSEMS and UC Leads programs.

The San Diego Foundation also lists numerous opportunities but of particular interest is the Reuben H. Fleet Memorial Scholarship.

Other scholarships listed individually include the Goldwater, Schafer and Hispanic awards.

But ... there could be more! Please let the Math Advisor (or call 858-534-6009) know if you discover further funding sources.

Errett A. Bishop Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to upper-division mathematics majors with an outstanding academic record in upper-division mathematics and with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to UCSD graduating seniors. The number of awards and award amount varies each year.

Tenie Remmel Memorial Scholarship

Awarded based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need to a full-time student in the Division of Physical Sciences. This is a one-year award up to $1,000.

BAE SYSTEMS Scholarships

Awarded to full-time students who will be seniors in the 2004-2005 academic year, with a minimum 3.2 GPA, majoring in computer science, applied mathematics, computer or electrical engineering with a computer science emphasis, are U.S. citizens, and plan to pursue a career in computer sciences in San Diego. This is a one-year award up to $5,000.

Klara D. Eckart Scholarship

Awarded to current promising students in the fields of computation, mathematics, and physics. This is a one-year award and the amount varies.

Gary C. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who will be juniors or seniors in 2004-2005, who are mathematics-computer science majors, who show exceptional promise for making future contributions in their field of study. This is a one-year award and the amount varies.

The Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship (CSEMS) Program

The Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship (CSEMS) Program is a two-year program for UCSD upper-division undergraduates enrolled full-time in any major within the Jacobs School of Engineering or Mathematics Department. The CSEMS Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation with a focus on increasing the participation of low-income and underrepresented groups in computer science, engineering or mathematics. To this end, the program provides educational opportunities to low-income, academically talented students through scholarships.

The University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced DegreeS (UC LEADS) Program

The University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) Program is a one year program for UCSD upper-division undergraduates majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics and interested in pursuing the Ph.D. degree. The UC LEADS Program is funded by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) with the main goal of developing California's future leaders in government, industry, and academia. The program provides its scholars numerous educational opportunities that will lead to graduate and fellowship opportunities. Scholars conduct research and participate in activities that facilitate the formation of networks among scholars and current California leaders. The UC LEADS Program at UC San Diego is jointly operated by the Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) and the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR).

The Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The creation of this program pays tribute to the leadership, courage, and vision of Senator Goldwater and establishes in his name an endowed recognition program to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics.

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.

The Foundation is supported by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Fund, which has been established in the Treasury of the United States. Funding for awards and administrative expenses derives from interest on the Trust Fund, invested in U.S. securities.

The Rueben H. Fleet Memorial Scholarship

Open to college students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, engineering or math. Students must have already completed 54 semester units or 72 quarter units and maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited four-year university in San Diego County, or be a San Diego County resident attending an accredited four-year university in the United States. Students enrolled currently at an accredited two-year college may apply so long as they submit a letter of acceptance from the four-year university to which they will be transferring at the time they receive the scholarship. Past recipients may re-apply and will compete with all other applicants.

This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, fees, and room & board.

Alice T. Schafer Prize
Schafer Prize Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2004

The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) calls for nominations for the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize to be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. All members of the mathematical community are invited to submit nominations for the Prize. The nominee may be at any level in her undergraduate career but must be an undergraduate as of October 1, 2004. She must either be a U.S. citizen or have a school address in the United States.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is proud to be the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education and is committed to providing opportunities for students like you. Our vision is to strengthen our country by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. Our mission is to double the rate of Hispanics earning a college degree. Since 1975, HSF has awarded more than 61,000 scholarships in excess of $115 million to Hispanic students from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have attended more than 1,700 colleges and universities.

HSF offers different scholarship programs for students of various educational backgrounds. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage.

Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, personal strengths, leadership and financial need. The selection of HSF scholars is assisted by the efforts of the ACT Recognition Program and by regional readers. HSF scholars have achieved success in many fields and often are visible role models in their communities.

Selma and Robert Silagi Award for Undergraduate Excellence

This Award is given by the Math Department on a rotating basis. Check with the Math Advisor for more information

The Selma and Robert Silagi Award for Undergraduate Excellence is presented annually to an outstanding senior in the natural sciences. The award, which is based solely on merit, was originally established to honor the memory of Dr. Selma Silagi by her husband, Robert Silagi, children, Daniel J. Silagi and Laura R. Silagi, and grandson, Simeon S. Weinraub. After the death of Robert, the family changed the name to include Robert and honor his memory.

Selma Silagi, born Selma Epstein, was an outstanding student at every level. With honors, she received her undergraduate degree from Hunter College in 1936 and Master's degree at Columbia University in 1938. After 22 years of service as a teacher of biology in New York City high schools, she returned to Columbia where she earned a ph.D. in genetics in 1961. She accepted a research associate appointment with Nobel Laureate Edward Tatum at Rockefeller University and subsequently, accepted a faculty position at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. During her tenure at Cornell, Dr. Silagi made many important discoveries on the molecular basis of melanoma tumor formation. She retired from Cornell in 1986.

Robert Silagi graduated from the City College of New York in 1936 and received his Juris Doctorate in Law from St. John's University in 1940. He served his country during World War II as an officer in the United States Coast Guard and had a long and distinguished career in New York City until he retired in 1989. Among others, he represented the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Carpenters' Union, the Catholic Lay Teachers' Union and Local 1212 of the Radio and Television Engineers Union. In 1960, he successfully argued a landmark labor relations case involving jurisdictional disputes between different bargaining units before the United States Supreme Court.

The Silagi's moved to San Diego in 1989 where they enjoyed their retirement years. They were married 61 years. Selma passed away in 1998 and Robert passed away in 2004.

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