Walter M. Reid First Year Research Fellowship Award

Departments: Admissions | Mathematics Categories: Mathematics | New Students
Amount One award of $1,000.
Availability Beginning in 2017-2018.
Eligibility Criteria This award is offered to incoming freshmen as a special opportunity to serve as a research or project assistant to faculty. If no incoming freshmen are deemed eligible in a given year, second year math majors will be given consideration. First preference is given to liberal arts math majors. Math Education or Actuarial Science majors may be given consideration if no liberal arts math majors are eligible. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. The intention is that this award will be given to students who are entering Calculus III or equivalent. The recipient must complete a research project with a faculty member in the mathematics department during their first year on campus.
Application Procedure

To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, you must first be admitted to the university. Once you are admitted, you must:

  • Go to the Admissions Scholarship page and read through the information in the Apply for Scholarships section.
  • Then you can use the Apply online for scholarships link to complete the Admissions Scholarship application, available on the GOLD for Blugolds Scholarship Network.
Selection Procedure

The Admissions Office and the Math Department will coordinate the selection process, which is highly competitive. Applications will be considered holistically and include a review of the student's high school transcript, test scores, essays, class rank, class rigor, activities/involvement, etc.

Selection Deadline Screening of candidates will begin in December for some early awards and continue through the spring or until awards are accepted.
Notification Award notices will be sent to recipients by the beginning of April of the student's senior year. If scholarships are declined, they will be re-awarded to alternates through the summer months.
Thank You Recipients are requested to write a thank you letter addressed to Barbara Reid and send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.