Every year, we award up to three new Edwards Memorial Scholarships of $3,000 per year that are renewable for up to three additional years. This scholarship program honors the memory of P.D. Edwards, chair of the department from 1951 to 1962.
To be considered for the Edwards Scholarship, you will need to have applied for admission to the university, declared a major within our department, and completed the following application procedures by February 15 of your senior year in high school.
- Have completed MATH 165 (Calculus I) before leaving high school.
- Have high school mathematics grades of B or above (with a majority of the grades being A’s) and have an overall high school grade point average of at least 3.5.
- Complete the application form (PDF).
- Have letters of recommendation from two current or former high school math teachers and your guidance counselor sent directly to the department.
To maintain your Edwards scholarship award, you’ll need to enroll in MATH 165 or a higher-level course during your first semester, participate in university- and department-sponsored activities, make normal progress as a full-time student within our department, and maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 for mathematics courses and at least 3.0 overall.
Our scholarships and awards committee determines eligibility for renewal of scholarships within our department.