Scholarships & opportunities

Summer school at Los Alamos 

There are various opportunities for students to attend summer schools in topics ranging from data science, quantum computing, dynamics, and more. They have various deadlines and requirements. Some are for undergrads, some grads, some both. Citizenship is required for some. They are pretty generous in terms of paying accommodations and summer support. An excellent opportunity if it is the right area for you. Talk to an advisor if interested. 

Scholarships 

You should put a general application on Scholar Dollars to be considered for departmental scholarships. Scholar Dollars is the mechanism the university uses to award scholarship money. It is easy to apply. 

There are a large number of scholarships offered through various sources. Many are specifically for technology-related fields (which includes math) and for education-related fields (which includes secondary math education). See here for a complete listing. 

There are a number of scholarships specifically for our department. For undergraduates, there is a department scholarship fund which gives scholarships each fall. A simple application form is in the office. There is also the Anna Schrufer Kist scholarship for female graduate students, and the Deborah Louise Thomas award for tutors. There is also a new, very generous, Kist fund for awards for graduate students. 

Work

There are many opportunities for students to work as tutors in our math success center, and as peer learning assistants in special courses designed to help students with preparatory math courses. This can be a little work, or a little bit more. If you like people, this is a great job talking with many different students and helping them. It is a great practical way to gain skills that will be useful in nearly any career and look great on a resume too! Contact the Math Success Center for details. 

Travel

There are some funds for conferences and so forth. Contact us early so we can show you how to try for matching funds. We are happy to help pay, we are happier if others help pay too! Recently students have been partially supported for meetings as near as El Paso, and as far as Denver and Nice France. 

Our faculty is connected with a good number of conferences and REUs located across the US and much of the world. Recent conferences in which our faculty have played major roles have been located in France, Prague, China, Tbilisi, Portugal, California, Denver, Indiana, Albuquerque, and El Paso, among others. The best way to get involved with this is through research with your professors. Get to know your profs!

Other

We hope to soon join Math Alliance, a consortium of universities that provides great opportunities for groups underrepresented in mathematics. This might be a particularly good opportunity for students aiming for grad school in disciplines that use mathematics (like business, economics, and data science) whether or not they have a degree in these areas. This is perfect for our applied math concentration. Often it is the math that these schools look for because that is the place where many graduate students struggle. Math Alliance supports travel to an annual conference for seniors.