The Mathematics department has several awards which it gives during each academic year. They are the Sallie Pence Award, the Carolyn Soward Bunyan Award, the Robert B. Royster Award, the Cliff Swauger Jr. Summer Graduate Fellowship, the Max Steckler Fellowship and the J.C. Eaves Scholarship. Below is additional information about each.
Sallie Pence Award
Sallie Pence, a UK faculty member interested in encouraging prospective teachers of mathematics, established a fund several years ago to provide recognition to sophomore or junior mathematics or secondary math education majors who have expressed their intention of becoming a teacher. Applicants for the award must have a overall standing of 3.0 and a standing in mathematics of 3.3. They must be in good standing with the University and be a good University citizen. Application is in the fall of the sophomore or junior year and selected applicants are presented the award at the annual spring awards ceremony held at the Math House. Students may use the award to join the NCTM.
Carolyn Soward Bunyan Award
This award was established in 1992 in memory of her brother C.G. Soward. Mrs. Bunyan received a s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1925 and wanted to encourage outstanding mathematics majors to continue their studies. Application is in the fall of the sophomore or junior year and selected applicants are presented the award at the annual spring awards ceremony held at the Math House.
J.C. Eaves Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for students who are graduates of any high school in the Commonwealth of Kentucky (with preference for otherwise qualified students from Muhlenberg, Taylor or Adair counties), who are Junior or Senior level Arts and Science students majoring in Mathematics and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Financial need may be a consideration in awarding this scholarship.
Robert B. Royster Award
The Robert B. Royster award is given to a graduating mathematics major with an interest in teaching.
Cliff Swauger Jr. Summer Graduate Fellowship
The department will award one or more summer research fellowships each year to graduate students pursuing their doctoral degree. Summer support will enable qualified graduate students to pursue thesis research, attend conferences and workshops, and pursue other activities related to their graduate training. Cliff served many years as Associate Dean for Finance and Administration in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky.
Max Steckler Fellowship
The Max Steckler Fellowships are available to graduate students in mathematics and several other departments.