Undergraduate Scholarships

The Mathematics Department offers the following scholarships:

These are competitive scholarships available to math majors and non-majors with a strong concentration in math classes that are currently enrolled at KU. All scholarships are based on merit. However some funds have restrictions based on level, major, gender, residency and financial need. The Mathematics Department awards over $80,000 each year in scholarships. The award amounts vary depending on the number of awards made, type of award, and level of scholarship. Part of these funds are used to support KU's renewable scholarships. These scholarships have been made possible through private donors who include alumni, friends and family of the Mathematics Department. Scholarship funds are managed by the KU Endowment Association on behalf of these generous donors. Recipients are recognized at the department's annual honors banquet in April.

Academic Year Scholarship

These are awarded to undergraduate math majors as well as non-math majors with a strong concentration in mathematics. Awards are based on merit, however, some funds have restrictions based on level, major, gender, residency and financial need. The scholarship award will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled in or have completed MATH 122/142 or MATH 126/146.
  • Must plan to take junior-senior level math courses.
  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.5 in KU math classes.


March 17: Applications will be accepted between March 1-17. The academic year scholarship award is divided between the fall and spring semesters.


To be considered for a financial need-based scholarship, students must fill out a FAFSA (for U.S. citizens) or an ISNAW (for international students). Please note the FAFSA will not be available until January 1. You may apply for a PIN before then. The FAFSA/ISNAW must be completed one month before the scholarship deadlines. We strongly recommended that all applicants complete either the FAFSA or ISNAW.

Contact Information

For more information or assistance please contact:

Department of Mathematics
(785) 864-3651

For more information about grants, loans and other need-based financial aid, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Financial Assistance

The Mathematics Department also employs undergraduate students for the positions of Paper Grader, Teaching Assistant, and Math 002 or 101 Tutor. To apply for these jobs, go to.

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