Current students must apply to be eligible for the Boeing, Regan, Costigan, and Circle of Five Scholarships. The Boeing application is generally due in early November, and the Regan, Costigan, and Circle of Five application is due in March. Applications are handled through the online Scholarship Suite tool available through the SLU portal.
Decisions on these awards are made by math/stat department faculty, and are separate from general scholarships and awards that the university manages for both incoming and existing students.
Past winners of these awards include many of the finest students to graduate from this department.
Scholarships for Continuing Students
Francis Regan Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is given each year to mathematics majors who will be seniors the following year. It was established in honor of Francis Regan on his retirement from SLU in 1971.
James G. Costigan Scholarship
The James G. Costigan endowed scholarship was established in 2005 to support students with demonstrated financial need who are majoring in computer science or mathematics. This competitive scholarship is typically awarded to students who will become juniors the following year, and is renewable for a student's senior year, presuming continued academic success.
Applications are sought in the Spring, via the online Scholarship Suite tool available through the SLU portal. In 2018, each recipient received $4000 for the academic year. (2018 call for applications)
Circle of Five Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is given each year to mathematics majors who plan to teach mathematics at the secondary level. It was established by Richard Winter in 2009.
Boeing BOLD Scholarship
The Boeing Corporation sponsors the BOLD — Boeing Opportunity for Leadership Development — scholarship program at Saint Louis University. The BOLD program provides Boeing a unique opportunity to select and mentor SLU students with the best leadership potential who are majoring in business, engineering, computer science or mathematics.
To be eligible for the award, a student must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be a sophomore, junior (or non-graduating senior) with a SLU cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above
- Have a primary major in one of the four focus areas: computer science, mathematics, business, engineering; and be pursuing a secondary major, minor or certificate in another of the four focus areas. Preference is given to students who have formally declared their major.
- Potential to make a significant contribution to the University’s goal of providing a culturally, professionally and ethnically diverse learning environment.
Preference will be given to United States citizens.
Applications are sought in the Fall, via the online Scholarship Suite tool available through the SLU portal.
Awards for Graduating Students
The winners of these awards are chosen by faculty in the department of mathematics and statistics. Students do not apply for these awards.
James D. Collins Outstanding Senior
Each year, the department faculty recognizes a single graduating mathematics major as the recipient of the James D. Collins Outstanding Senior award. The Collins award is the highest honor within the College of Arts and Sciences, with each department recognizing a single graduate. The winner receives an engraved medallion and is recognized in the precommencement program, as well as at the department's year-end reception.
The Garneau award established in 1924 by Mrs. James Garneau in memory of her husband. It is an annual cash award to one or more of the most outstanding graduating seniors in mathematics.
Al and Shelley Beradino Award
The Beradino Award is an annual cash award given each year to an undergraduate student for service to the department.
Awards for Undergraduates
The winners of these awards are chosen by faculty in the department of mathematics and statistics. Students do not apply for these awards. Eligible students:
- Must have finished Calculus I
- Must be enrolled in a math course in the spring semester (Calculus II or higher)
- Must be a freshman or sophomore, i.e., be in their first or second year at SLU (we go by length of time, not by hours completed)
- Must have mostly A's in their math courses
The Calculus Award
For students satisfying the above criteria who have not completed the calculus sequence .
The Math Award
For students satisfying the above criteria who have completed the calculus sequence and are currently enrolled in a math class beyond calculus.