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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University awards scholarships to deserving students each year. By supporting these scholarships, you ensure ongoing student success and excellence.

Neville C. and Annie P. Hunsaker Mathematics Scholarship Fund


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Description: Established in 1983, the Neville C. and Annie P. Hunsaker Mathematics Scholarship Fund has helped support many undergraduate mathematics students in their academic endeavors. Annie earned her M.S. in Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, where she and Neville met as graduate students. Neville Hunsaker’s lifelong vocation was to teach at the collegiate level. In 1941, he finally fulfilled that dream by accepting the position to teach in the Mathematics Departments at Utah State, where he became Department Head for 29 years. While at USU, he made it his goal to develop an M.S. degree program in mathematics and was the thesis advisor to the first graduate students. 

Neville Hunsaker took pride in helping teachers thrive in their classrooms. Possibly one of his most noteworthy successes at Utah State was gaining the financial support for secondary school science teachers from the National Science Foundation. This launched the Math Department into a period of more than 20 years of conducting very beneficial programs funded by the N.S.F.

Arthur VanVliet Memorial Scholarship Endowment



Description: The Arthur VanVliet Memorial Scholarship Endowment was created in 2000 to memorialize this USU alumnus.  Mr. Van Vliet graduated with high honors and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1957.  

Peter Maring Ellis and Sharon Lee Gardner Ellis Memorial Scholarship


Peter and Sharon Ellis

Description: The Peter Maring Ellis and Sharon Lee Gardner Ellis Memorial Scholarship in the Mathematics and Statistics Department was established in 1996 by Dr. Peter Ellis in memory of his late wife, Mrs. Sharon Lee Gardner Ellis. Sharon was a mathematics teacher at Mount Logan Middle School. She took great joy in teaching and inspiring students. She challenged students with mathematics that went beyond the textbook. Just before her passing in 1995, her Math Counts team from Mount Logan Middle School won the Utah State Math Counts competition.  She became the coach of the team that competed in the national competition in Washington DC.

Joe & Carletta J. Elich Scholarship



Description: Joe and Carletta J. Elich established The Elich Scholarship Endowment Fund in 1991 at assist future generations of students at Utah State University.

Robert and Christi Heal Scholarship


Robert and Christi Heal

Description: In 2016, former USU Professor of Statistics, Robert Heal, and his wife, Christi Heal, established the Robert & Christi Heal Scholarship for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  Robert Heal earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Utah and began his academic career at Utah State University in 1971.  Christi Heal earned her degree through the USU/WSU cooperative nursing program and worked as an ER nurse for 25 years.  Dr. Heal served as chair of a team that helped develop the statistics program within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  Bob and Christi consider it an honor to create a scholarship for junior and senior level statistics majors at USU.

Dr. Chris S. Coray Endowed Scholarship


Chris Coray

Description: Chris S. Coray earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Utah in 1973, after having served in the U.S. Army as a nuclear weapons officer.  He was an award-winning faculty member in the USU Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 1975 until he retired in 2009, and is fondly remembered as a devoted family man, selfless public servant, and lifelong advocate for persons from underprivileged communities.  Shortly after his passing in 2017, Dr. Coray's family created this scholarship endowment to benefit mathematics students from rural areas.  Many supporters of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics have generously donated to the fund that supports the Dr. Chris S. Coray Scholarship.  

Brooks Ogborn Student Teacher Rent Alleviation Program (STRAP) Scholarship:


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Description: I graduated high school knowing that I wanted to teach. I realized that education careers were not known for their high-paying salaries, so I worked tirelessly to get a scholarship to pay for college. Through scholarships, I was able to pay tuition without taking any loans, and through a few part-time jobs and some generosity from my parents, I was just able to squeeze by on the rent. With the generous help of my professors, the scholarship office, and my parents, I finished my student teaching without any student loan debt. I am now working full time as a high school math teacher in the valley, and I would like to pay that generosity forward to student teachers in need of financial help.

Joy Elise Weaver Memorial Scholarship:


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Description: The Joy Elise Weaver Memorial Scholarship was established by her parents as a lasting tribute to their daughter, to assist students studying Statistics at the graduate level.

James Powell Endowed Mathematics Graduate Scholarship:


Jim Powell

Description: Jim Powell was hired at USU in 1991, and is a professor of applied mathematics/mathematical biology.  Dr. Powell has advised over thirty graduate students in mathematics, statistics, biology and ecology, and established the James Powell Graduate Scholarship in 2020 to assist departmental graduate students as they engage in thesis/dissertation research. 


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