Eberth Alarcon Memorial Scholarship

Departments: Mathematics Categories: Diversity | Mathematics | New Students
Amount One award of $500.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

Established by Eberth's wife, Dr. Asha Sen, to provide an annual scholarship to an outstanding incoming Latino/Latina freshman interested in a major in mathematics. The recipient, to be selected by the Office of Multicultural Affairs in consultation with math faculty, will demonstrate a passion for a variety of interests in topics as diverse as politics, global affairs, reading, travel and sports.

Financial need will be a primary consideration.

Two letters of recommendation are required, at least one from a high school teacher, addressing the student's mathematical accomplishments, leadership and broad interests.

Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Mathematics Scholarship Application.
Selection Procedure The director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, in consultation with faculty in the mathematics department, will select the award recipient.
Notification The director of Multicultural Affairs will send a letter of notification to the recipient.
Special Notes Dr. Eberth Alarcon joined the UW-Eau Claire mathematics department in 1995 as a professor. He died in September 2006, after a valiant fight against acute leukemia. Eberth was known for his mathematical talents, energy and passion for teaching, love of games such as basketball and backgammon, and a strong sense for social justice. Friends and colleagues said his generosity and good spirit led him to form lifelong friendships wherever he went. His wife, Asha Sen, is an associate professor of English at UW-Eau Claire.
Thank You It is required that the recipient sends a letter of appreciation to Dr. Asha Sen in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.