Scholarships and Fellowships in the Mathematics Department
Scholarships associated to currently active federal grants
- CSME Teacher Fellowships
PI: Prof. E. Hsu - Noyce Fellowships
P.I.: Prof. E. Hsu - Scholarships in the College of Science & Engineering
- Student Enrichment Opportunities in the College of Science & Engineering
Scholarships and fellowships made possible by private donors
Every Fall semester, the Department of Mathematics awards several scholarships:
Jessie F. L. York Scholarship ($1000)
This scholarship was endowed by the family to honor Jessie York. An alumna of San Francisco State
University, Jessie York's professional career as a mathematics teacher encouraged women to enter the field of
mathematics. This scholarship, in the spirit of Jessie York, will be awarded to an undergraduate mathematics
major to further this goal. Must be enrolled in at least 12 units.
Bridge Scholarship ($1000)
This award was created and endowed by the Mathematics Department and other donors to encourage mathematics
careers among groups historically underrepresented in mathematics. It will be awarded to an undergraduate or
graduate mathematics student to further this goal. Must be enrolled half-time.
L. A. Chang, PhD., Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Lawrence Chang graduated from San Francisco State in 1968 and received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from UC
Berkeley in 1972. Blind from early childhood, he pursued a teaching and research career until his death in
1983 at the age of 39. The family of Lawrence Chang and the Mathematics Department endows this award to
a graduate mathematics student whose academic career exemplifies Dr. Chang's commitment to excellence
in mathematics. Must be enrolled in at least 3 units.
Milowski Scholarship (2 awards of $2,175 each)
Alex Milowski is an SFSU Math Department alumni who graduated with his Master of Arts in 2004. Alex's
commitment to the field of mathematics and his support of student access to education compelled him to make
this scholarship available to graduate students. Alex would like to help students continue their education
and overcome the obstacle of the rising cost of tuition, therefore he has pledged one semester of tuition for
promising graduate students who are enrolled in at least 3 units of study.
Frederick Wm Walters Scholarship (2 awards of $1000 each)
Mr. Walters was trained as a physicist but has always been passionate about mathematics. He is working
on ideas that challenge our current beliefs about the fundamental constants of nature. Mr. Walters has been
a long-time and steady supporter of students at SFSU. This scholarship of $1000 is pledged to support
undergraduates as well as graduate students studying mathematics or statistics.
David Meredith & Friends Scholarship (2 awards of $1,500 each)
The late David Meredith was a Mathematics Professor at SFSU. He joined our faculty in 1972 after his Ph.D. from Brandeis, a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard, and a Moore Instructorship at MIT. This scholarship was set up in his memory by family and friends. Awards will be made to two outstanding undergraduate or graduate students.
Frank Sheehan Scholarship ($1,000)
This scholarship is for aspiring math teachers, showing academic promise, leadership and community contributions. Math majors with a concentration in teaching are eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Halmos Scholarship (3 awards of $1,500 each)
The Halmos Scholarship will be awarded to accomplished graduate or undergraduate students of the Mathematics Department who demonstrate a promise for furthering the knowledge, application, or teaching of mathematics during their stay at SFSU and beyond.
Pam Fong Scholarship ($1,250)
This scholarship is intended to support undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics who demonstrates a need for financial assistance and are upper division (junior/senior) student at time of award distribution.
Math Matters Scholarship ($1,000)
The Math Matters Scholarship will help both graduate and undergraduate students majoring in mathematics who are planning a professional career in a mathematical field. Its purpose is to help hardworking graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented socio-economic backgrounds with educational expenses.
The criteria for these awards are achievement, promise and motivation in mathematics. Applications
are available online through Academic Works.
The awards will be disbursed in August 2021. Recipients must be enrolled in Fall 2021. The deadline for application is Tuesday, April 27th, 2021.