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Fund Descriptions

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Unrestricted Funds

Fund for Altgeld and Illini Halls (#338168)
Support our bold plan to renovate Altgeld Hall and Illini Hall to create a new collaborative environment for mathematics learning and discovery.

Mathematics Excellence Fund (#775705)
An unrestricted endowment fund, primarily used to create named endowments for the support of students and/or faculty in the Department of Mathematics.

Mathematics Partnership Fund (#332346)
Unrestricted gifts have the highest impact. They can be applied to our most critical needs, which change from year to year as new opportunities emerge.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Research Experiences

Actuarial Science Fund (#330225)
For scholarships, fellowships, stipends, development of lecture series in actuarial sciences, reasonable administrative and promotional expenses.

Allstate Minority Actuarial Scholarship Program
(#340110)
For four $4,000 scholarships to be awarded annually to qualified minority students in Actuarial Science at UIUC.

Barbara J. Waldemar
(#9811148)
Graduate fellowships for needy students in Mathematics.

Bradley M. and Karen A. Smith Scholarship Fund
(#770616)
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in the UI Department of Mathematics who is studying actuarial science. This award was established in 2013 by Bradley M. and Karen A. Smith.

Colleen Kilker Memorial Fund
(#333546)
Support of graduate students, including, but not limited to, travel support for graduate students to go to conferences and workshops, but not restricted to just travel. Also for needs that arise in the lives of graduate students that cannot be foreseen.

David G. Bourgin Mathematics Fellowships (#771526)
Funds shall be used to provide fellowships to graduate students who are enrolled in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Elizabeth R. Bennett Scholarship in Mathematics (#9811198)
The Fund shall be used to provide scholarships for undergraduate students. Awards are given based on a student's GPA and strength of courses with preference given to senior-to-be or junior-to-be students. The fund was established in 1974, a bequeath by Elizabeth R. Bennett who received her Master's Degree in Mathematics in 1908 and her Ph.D. in 1910 from the University of Illinois Urbana campus.

Elsie Thomas Fraser Fund (#770777)
This award is for undergraduate math majors demonstrating academic excellence in the Department of Mathematics and who must be a U.S. citizen and an Illinois resident. The Elsie Thomas Fraser Award was established by Elsie Thomas Fraser (BA in Science and Letters, 1939) and her husband, Edward (BS in Civil Engineering, 1939).

E.T. Parker Memorial(#773141)
The Fund shall be used to provide fellowships to graduate students or faculty members in combinatorial areas of mathematics or statistics related to the research interests of E. T. Parker.

Gene H. Golub Endowment Fund (#9811567)
Support graduate student research experiences.

Hohn-Nash Scholarship Fund (#772826)
The Fund shall be used to provide scholarships and/or fellowships to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Illinois Mathematics Excellence Scholarship Fund (#341016)
Scholarships enable and encourage the most promising admitted undergraduate mathematics students to pursue a superb education at Illinois.

James D. Hogan Memorial Scholarship Fund (#772301)
The Fund shall be used to provide financial aid to graduate students in the Department of Mathematics of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jerry Uhl NetMath Fund (#343558)
To provide a partial scholarship for high school students attending the NetMath Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Joseph Landin Memorial Fund (#771135)
Scholarships for graduate and undergraduate mathematics students.

Lois M. Lackner Endowment Fund (#629448)
This fund supports fellowships for female graduate students in mathematics and scholarships for female undergraduate students in mathematics, with preference given to students of Czechoslovakian descent.  This fund was established in 2007 through a generous gift by Dr. Lois Lackner, a University of Illinois alumna with degrees in the teaching of mathematics and in education.

Mathematics Fellowship Fund (#342439)
Funds will be used for graduate fellowships in Mathematics.

Mathematics Research Experience Endowment Fund (#772913)
Support undergraduate student research experiences.

Merit Workshop Program Fund (#334806)
This fund is used to support graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants of Merit sections, the remodeling of an additional Merit classroom, or for general operating expenses of the program. The Merit Workshop Program offers an alternative teaching style in calculus classes for students who are members of groups that tend to be underrepresented in the areas of mathematics, science, and engineering. This includes women, ethnic minorities, and students from rural high schools. More information about this program is available at the Merit Workshop Program website.

Paul T. Bateman Number Theory Fellowship (#771248)
To provide support for graduate students who are pursuing specialization in number theory in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

R. H. Schark Student Aid Fund (#773396)
To provide scholarships or fellowships for worthy or needy students desiring to do undergraduate or graduate work in mathematics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Vincent O. Greene Scholarship in Mathematics (#341059)
This scholarship is given to deserving undergraduate students based on academic merit with preference to candidates who plan to teach mathematics.

William C. Healey Jr., Fund (#772182)
Uses may include but are not restricted to any or all of the following purposes: 1) Graduate Fellowships; 2) Merit-based Scholarships; 3) Faculty Support; 4) Library Support.

Library Funds

Nancy Anderson Library Endowment Fund (#371042)
An endowment to support the Mathematics Library in perpetuity. Initially established by Mathematics Librarian Nancy Anderson, professor of library administration who retired in 2000. Her 10-year pledge is a challenge to be matched by gifts from faculty, students, alumni, and friends to continue support of the Mathematics Library housed in Altgeld Hall.

Mathematics Library Fund (#332384)
Funds donated to the Mathematics Library Fund go to support the current operational needs of the library.

Mathematics Library Endowment (#372678)
Those donating to the Mathematics Library Endowment will see their contributions grow and have an impact over time.

Michio Suzuki Memorial Fund (#334081)
Funds shall be used to enhance and support the Mathematics Library.

Shirley C. Cogdal Mathematics Library Fund in Memory of Paul M. Tyner (#771546)
The Fund shall be used to provide library materials, equipment and services to support the information needs of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Prizes and Awards

Brahana and Math Instructor Award (#775500)
The funds shall be used to (1) annually award the H. Roy Brahana Prize in Mathematics to an outstanding student, undergraduate or graduate, with excellence in mathematics, without regard to the college or curriculum in which the student is enrolled; and (2) to annually award one or more outstanding teaching assistant(s) in mathematics with instructional awards.

Greenwood and Trjitzinsky Prize in Undergraduate Mathematics (#341392)
Each year undergraduates will be able to work on a summer project from a list of possible subjects and write an essay about their work. A prize will be given each year for the best essay by an undergraduate.

Irving Reiner Memorial Award
(#773289)
The Fund shall be used to provide awards to one or more graduate students who are enrolled in the field of algebra in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois.

Kuo-Tsai Chen Award in Mathematics Fund
(#771574)
Funds shall be used to provide an award to a graduate student who has completed at least one year of graduate work toward the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mathematics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The award shall be given in the spring of odd-numbered years beginning in 1989.

Paul T. Bateman Number Theory Prize
(#771254)
Funds shall be used to provide financial awards for students who have completed their doctoral studies in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Other Funds

Allstate Foundation Actuarial Science (#330342)
To support Professor D'Arcy in teaching the Casualty Contingencies course.

Coble Memorial Lectureship
(#775820)
The Fund shall be used to support an annual series of public lectures by a distinguished mathematician. The lecture series are called the Arthur B. Coble Memorial Lectures.

Harold E. Benzinger Memorial Endowment Fund
(#771466)
To be used in area of applied mathematics.

Number Theory Fund
(#332964)
To support the activities of the existing Number Theory Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign..

Samuel I. Goldberg Memorial Fund in Mathematics
(#331593)
A memorial fund for Samuel I. Goldberg. Use to be determined.

Trjitzinsky Memorial Lectureship
(#773810)
The Fund shall be used by the Department of Mathematics for a Waldemar Trjitzinsky annual lecture series. These expenses may include but are not limited to honorarium, travel and accommodations, publicity, receptions and publications associated with the lecture series