Graduate Scholarships

Department Specific Scholarships/Awards/Fellowships

Eugene Enneking Doctoral Fellowship

F.S. Cater Prize in Mathematical Sciences

Marjorie Enneking Math Education Endowed Scholarship

Eugene and Marjorie Enneking Scholarship

Maghsoodlou Award

 

Eugene Enneking Doctoral Fellowship

The Eugene Enneking Doctoral Fellowship is designed to attract and retain outstanding graduate students seeking a PhD in Mathematical Sciences at Portland State University. The fellowship is a part of the recent $3.9 million gift from alumnus and entrepreneur Fariborz Maseeh to develop an outstanding computational mathematics and statistics program at Portland State University and to promote partnerships for research and innovation.

Eligibility

Applicants must be either students seeking admission to our PhD in Mathematical Sciences program or full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD in Mathematical Sciences. In particular, we seek outstanding students who plan to or are already specializing in the areas of mathematics and statistics applied to health sciences, finance/business, general sciences or engineering and computer science. Special consideration will be given to candidates interested in computational mathematics and statistics, but applicants in other areas of research will also be considered. The selection will be based upon merit rather than applicant’s current or potential scientific interests. The fellowship is generally awarded to students with a GPA of at least 3.5.

Award

Up to five fellowships of $20,000 per academic year plus tuition remission for 9 graduate credits (currently $3,807/term).  Each initial fellowship award has a possibility of renewal in subsequent years, but each renewal will require a re-application and will be reviewed with other applicants for the award.

Application procedure

Applicants should submit: (1) a statement for the fellowship (students applying concurrently for the admission to the PhD program should clearly state why they would like to study at PSU and should list up to three faculty members they would possibly like to do the Ph.D. with), (2) a current vitae, (3) a copy of all academic transcripts, and (4) at least two letters of recommendation, by February 1st for the following school year. Materials may be emailed to mathstatgrad@pdx.edu.

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F.S. Cater Prize in Mathematical Sciences

The F.S. Cater Prize in Mathematical Sciences is awarded annually for outstanding academic achievements to students majoring in Mathematical Sciences. The F.S. Cater Prize in Mathematical Sciences was established in 2004 by the generous gift from Dr. F.S. Cater, PSU Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Cater joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences in 1965 and retired as full professor in 1992. However, he is still very active in research, publishing regularly. He often comes by to visit and even attends departmental meetings.

Eligibility

One prize is awarded to an MA/MS in Mathematics student and one prize is awarded to an MS in Statistics student.

Award

The prize of $3000 each is awarded during the Spring term by the Chair of the department at the recommendation of the F.S. Cater Prize Committee. The recipients are honored at the annual departmental Graduation Reception.

Nomination procedure

To be considered for the prize, students must be nominated by at least two faculty members of the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics on or before April 15.  The nominations should be sent to the F.S. Cater Prize Committee: Dr. Nam Nguyen (Math) and Dr. Bruno Jedynak (Statistics).

Past Winners of the Cater Prize 

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Marjorie Enneking Math Education Endowed Scholarship

The Marjorie Enneking Math Education Endowed Scholarship has been established in honor of the late Marjorie Enneking who was a professor in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  The award helps students with the cost of textbooks and tuition.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to all students in a graduate program in mathematics education in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Other criteria:  Preference will be given to a student who has worked as a teacher and is returning to school and/or has demonstrated excellence in student teaching based upon recommendations emphasizing achievement or potential from faculty, supervisors or colleagues.

Award

One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Application procedure

Apply through the PSU scholarship application by February 1st.  For questions, please contact Dr. Steven Boyce.

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Eugene and Marjorie Enneking Scholarship

The Eugene and Marjorie Enneking Scholarship was established by a grateful student of Gene and Marjorie Enneking to provide support to students enrolled in either the Master's in Statistics or Master's in Mathematics for Teachers programs.  

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to students enrolled in the Master's in Mathematics for Teachers program. 

Award

One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Application Procedure

Apply through the PSU scholarship application by February 1st.  For questions, please contact Dr. Steven Boyce.

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Maghsoodlou Award

The Maghsoodlou Award has been established by a generous gift from Dr. Naghmeh Daneshi.  The award will support graduate students in the MS in Statistics with expenses other than tuition.  

Eligibility

Graduate student in the MS Statistics program. Students are not eligible to receive this award more than one time.

Award

One or more $2,000 awards will be given each year during the Spring term by the Chair of the department at the recommendation of the  Maghsoodlou Award Committee. The recipients are honored at the annual departmental Graduation Reception.

Nomination Procedure

To be considered for the award, students must be nominated by at least two faculty members of the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics on or before April 15. The nominations should be sent to the Maghsoodlou Award Committee, c/o Dr. Jong Sung Kim.

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