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Making an earmarked contribution in support of Mathematics is a superb way to enhance the Department's tradition of excellence in research, education, and service. Your gift will make a tremendous difference in the lives of students and faculty, the broader campus community, and the profession.

Mathematics plays an ever more essential role in our global society. Mathematical theories and algorithms form the bedrock of modern science, engineering and technology, including computers and the internet, and are now indispensable to biology, medicine and agriculture; economics, finance and insurance; industry, defense and security; and even sports and entertainment. Today's careers are increasingly driven by excellence in Mathematics and quantitative skills. Thus, your gift to Mathematics also becomes an investment in the future of the State of Minnesota, the U.S., and the world at large.

There are many ways to give! You can contribute to the department's general fund, a named fund, or you can even create your own fund. Estate gifts allow you to create a lasting legacy; there are many ways to give which do not deplete needed income. Please contact the External Relations Officer, Emily Strand612-625-6798, for questions and inquiries concerning your interest in current or future giving.

School of Mathematics Fund

Math General Fund – Give now!

To support activities of the School of Mathematics and for scholarships

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Find out more about Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

Prof. Hans H Dalaker Fund in Mathematics – Give now!

For undergraduate students studying Mathematics

Hans G. and Sophie L. Othmer Scholarship - Give now! 

For outstanding undergraduate Mathematics students from Minnesota and first-generation college students (new in 2015).

Isaac Benjamin Segal Scholarship - Give now!

For an undergraduate Mathematics student who demonstrates financial need and may be considered a "diamond in the rough", or one who has overcome obstacles of some kind in memory of Isaac Benjamin Segal, BS-'2011, Math (new in 2015).

J. Ian Richards Memorial Scholarship – Give now!

In memory of former Math Professor Ian Richards; supports undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate merit in the School of Mathematics

Professor Mark E. Gilquist Undergraduate Scholarship - Give now!

To provide scholarships for students with the Mathematics Education specialization (new in 2015).

Rasmussen Family Scholarship - Give now!

For full-time undergraduate students in the College of Science and Engineering who are studying mathematics with an actuarial emphasis, with a preference for supporting students who are from Minnesota.

William L. Hart Scholarship – Give now!

Established in memory of former Math Professor William Hart, this fund provides one or more undergraduate scholarships to students enrolled in the School of Mathematics.

Chull park Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics - Give now!

Supports undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Mathematics who demonstrate academic merit

Find out more about Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

 

Graduate Student Fellowships

Find out more about Graduate Student Fellowships Recipients

Graduate Fellowship Endowment in the School of MathematicsGive now!

Created by the late Mathematics Professor Donald Kahn, this fellowship supports graduate student research and experimentation, as well as faculty teaching, research, and interdisciplinary work.

J. Ian Richards Memorial Scholarship – Give now!

In memory of former Mathematics Professor Ian Richards; supports undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate merit in the School of Mathematics

Jean Roberts Fellowship 

Supports graduate students enrolled in the School of Mathematics

Mark Feshbach Fellowship – Give now!

In memory of former Mathematics Prof. Mark Feshbach; supports graduate students in the School of Mathematics who demonstrate exceptional potential in their field.

Naresh C. Jain Fellowship – Give now!

In memory of former Mathematics Prof. and Department Head Naresh Jain; supports graduate students enrolled in the School of Mathematics

Ruth Kahn Fellowship – Give now!

In memory of Ruth Kahn, mother of former Mathematics Professor Donald Kahn; supports graduate students enrolled in the School of Mathematics

Travelers Companies, Inc. Master of Financial Mathematics Program Fellowship

Created by Travelers Companies, Inc., supports graduate students enrolled in a degree program in the Master of Financial Mathematics Program in the School of Mathematics, who are in good academic standing with exceptional potential in their field

Willard Miller Jr. Fellowship – Give now!

Supports graduate students in the School of Mathematics who demonstrate exceptional potential in their field.

Vanky Men Fellowship in Mathematics - Give now!

University of Minnesota alumnus, Dr. Samuel Albert (PhD , Mathematics), created this fund in recognition of Vanky Men's dedication to the education of her children. She arrived in America after rescuing her children from the savagery of the Khmer Rouge and worked hard so they could have a better life and prosper in America. She always gave of herself for the benefit of future generations. Continuing her legacy of giving, this fund provides support for full-time Ph.D. students in the College of Science and Engineering's School of Mathematics, especially those pursuing research in applied mathematics.

 

Centers of Mathematics Funds

Mathematics Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP)

MathCEP Fund  – Give now!

Supports the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Math Program, an accelerated program for middle-school and high-school students.

 

Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (MCFAM

Actuarial Science Program Fund  – Give now!

General operating support of the actuarial science program.

Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) Fund - Give now!

General programmatic support for the MFM (Master of Financial Mathematics) program within MCFAM (Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics) and the School of Mathematics

MCFAM Fund for Excellence - Give now!

To support MCFAM (Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics) programming including but not limited to the development and launch of new programs, activities and research, including lectureships, symposiums, travel funding for students, innovative academia-industry collaborations, research projects, and other experiential learning and research activities.

Securian Fund for MCFAM Scholarly Activities - Give now!

Provides stipends for Master of Financial Mathematics and/or Actuarial students; creates an interactive venue for industry panels, supports seminars and networking events, lecturers, residencies and other academic research.

Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics (MCIM

MCIM Fund  – Give now!

Supports graduate students conducting research at companies. 

 

Faculty Endowments and Symposia Funds

Donald W. Kahn Professorship in Mathematics - Give now!

Dr. Phyllis L. Kahn, former member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party and House of Representatives, established this fund in 2019 in honor of her late husband, Donald William Kahn, a former faculty member in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. The purpose of the Fund is to assist the University in recruiting, supporting, and retaining outstanding faculty members in the School of Mathematics.

Albert and Dorothy Marden Professorship in Mathematics - Give now!

Former Mathematics Faculty Albert Marden and Dorothy Marden created this fund in 2016 to support the appointment of two Marden Professors in the School of Mathematics. Marden Professorships will be awarded to tenured faculty whose contributions to the field of mathematics are considered exceptional, with a preference for supporting faculty who are working in pure mathematics, as opposed to applied mathematics.

James B. Serrin Endowment - Give now!

For enhancement of mathematics and scholarship, particularly in pure and applied analysis. Find out more about the James B. Serrin memoriam.

Rivière-Fabes Fund - Give now!

Established in memory of former Mathematics Prof. Nestor Rivière and former Mathematics Prof. and Department Head Eugene Fabes. this fund brings distinguished mathematicians to the University to enhance research programs in mathematics.  Find out more about the Rivière-Fabes Symposium on Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (held annually)

Samuel G. Ordway Chair in Mathematics - Give now!

This award is given to a distinguished mathematician not presently on the faculty who will become a permanent faculty member of the School of Mathematics dedicated to graduate education and research

Current Ordway Professor: Nicolai Krylov. Find out more about the Ordway Visitors Program.

Yamabe Memorial Symposium Fund - Give now!

Established in memory of former Mathematics Prof. Hidehiko Yamabe, this fund provides outstanding graduate students an opportunity to attend lectures in a specific area of geometric study. Find out more about the Yamabe Memorial Symposium on Geometry (held biennually)