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Department of Mathematics Development & Scholarship Funds

Through the generosity of donors, we support Math students with scholarships and enhance the research and teaching missions of our department. If you are interested in contributing, please choose a fund from the list below. We greatly appreciate every contribution we receive.

If you wish to provide a donation, start below. Then, selecting “Continue” will take you to a website provided by our SIU Foundation, a designated 501(c) (3) organization with appropriate approval from the Internal Revenue Service to issue tax-deductible receipts for private gifts received to support Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Thanks again for your support. 


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The Math Development Fund is used for items such as travel support for conferences for faculty and grad students, start-up support for new faculty in Math, and recruiting events for new majors and graduate students. If you want to support the Math Department’s general operation and its research and teaching missions, this is the fund to use.


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This is a new fund set up specifically to offer scholarships to high quality students who are considering attending SIU and majoring in Mathematics. Anyone can contribute, but, it is especially focused on emeritus faculty members who want to help attract the best possible students to the SIU Math Department.


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Imogene Beckemeyer is an emeritus faculty member who is a great supporter of the Math Department. This is one of two funds she has started to support undergraduate students in Mathematics. This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior female/minority student in Math a 3.0/higher GPA; recipient must have plans to pursue teaching as a career.  


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This is the other fund set up by Imogene Beckemeyer supporting our undergraduate students.This scholarship is used to support a junior or senior student in Math who plans to pursue a graduate degree in Math. It is named in honor of a faculty mentor of Imogene Beckemeyer who encouraged her to pursue a graduate degree in Mathematics.


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The Math Department is fortunate to have many wonderful graduate teaching assistants who strongly support the teaching mission of the department. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding Master's and Ph.D. students. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, travel to conferences and other activities that enhance the graduate program of the department.


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