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Undergraduate Scholarships:

Robert D. Girse Memorial Math Scholarship

David and Stacey Jeppesen Mathematics Scholarship

Richard D. Hill Mathematics Scholarship

(See individual scholarship links for eligibility requirements)

The open period to apply for these scholarships is March 1st - April 1st, 2022. 

Possessing other scholarships may restrict the size of the award that an applicant is eligible to receive. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Completing the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) to demonstrate financial need is required for the 'Jeppesen' and 'Hill' scholarships but not for the 'Girse' scholarship. Those not eligible to complete a FAFSA would not be considered for the 'Jeppesen' or 'Hill' scholarship due to the restrictions.

TO APPLY for these scholarships or to see other scholarships available to students majoring in Mathematics, please visit the ISU Scholarship website.

Award recipients for scholarships offered through the ISU Scholarships Office will be determined by the Scholarships office.


Barry Goldwater Scholarship:

Students interested in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering are invited to apply to the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Established by Congress in 1986, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation operates an educational scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in, and potential for, research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

In the spring, the Foundation will award scholarships to students who will be college juniors or seniors during the current academic year. In order to be considered for an award, students must be nominated by ISU after creating an online pre-application. The pre-application submission deadline for all spring nominations is by 5:00 p.m. on January 12 of the applicable spring semester.

Applications must be submitted electronically from the Foundation's website at and clicking 'Apply Now' at the top of their home page.

The scholarship award covers eligible expenses up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of support.

To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior, who has one or two years of full-time undergraduate study left while pursuing a baccalaureate degree, have a B average or equivalent, stand in the upper fourth of the class, and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national, who will pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.

Interested sophomores and juniors should contact: Dr. Pak at or 208-282-2612 for additional information on ISU's internal procedure.