Mathematics & Computer Science Department

Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Calkins-Barge Mathematics Scholarship

The Calkins-Barge Mathematics Scholarship has been established by Glenn R. and Leila M. (Barge) Calkins to provide scholarship assistance to Western Colorado University students majoring in mathematics. This scholarship serves to honor Western Graduates: Hazel, Glenn's mother (Elementary Education - 1932); Glenn (Mathematics and Physics -1962); Shane (Mathematics - 2016), Glenn and Leila's son. This Scholarship also honors Glenn and Leila, who taught in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Western. Glenn taught from 1978-2000, and Leila from 1986-2009. Finally, we honor William Calkins, Glenn's father who attended and was employed at Western, and Jesse and Mary Barge, Leila's parents, who fell in love with Western and the Gunnison Valley.

Eligibility

Applicants for the Calkins-Barge Mathematics Scholarship:

  • Must be a Mathematics major entering Junior or Senior year and having satisfactorily completed Mathematics 220, Introduction to Advanced Mathematics.
  • Must have a GPA of 2.670 or higher.
  • Preference will be given to a current student-athlete (NCAA sport) or a first responder.
  • If a student-athlete (NCAA sport), preference will be given to members of the Wrestling Team.
  • If a first responder, applicant must be an active member with a Gunnison Valley Service Provider and preference will be given to members of the Gunnison Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Recipients may reapply unless they fail to maintain eligibility.
Application Procedures

Individuals interested in being considered for this Scholarship must contact the Department of Mathematics and Student Financial Services for scholarship application information. The deadline for applying shall be April 1 to be considered for the following academic year. The Mathematics faculty and Student Financial Services will assemble those application which meet the stated criteria. Recipients will be selected by Glenn and Leila Calkins, in consultation with the Director of Student financial Services.

 Charlesworth, William Memorial Scholarship

Charlesworth, William Memorial Mathematics and Natural Science Scholarship Available to:

The applicant has applied to and has been accepted for admission to Western Colorado University and is pursuing a major in mathematics or related natural sciences. The applicant has demonstrated a need for financial assistance. The applicant has demonstrated an interest and is active in inter-collegiate athletics. Preference should be given to entering freshmen; however, all classes, freshmen through senior, are eligible. Preference should be given to applicants whose study time is limited by family obligations or the need to earn income. No preference should be given based on the sex of the applicant. Preference should be given to applicants from Delta County, Colorado, or from the Western Slope of Colorado.

Scholarship Provided by:

Established with the Western Colorado University Foundation to perpetuate the memory of William Charlesworth, a 1954 graduate of Western Colorado University. The express purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to student-athletes pursuing majors in mathematics or related natural sciences.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Chaired by the chairman of Mathematics and Computer Science and shall include a representative from the Athletic Department appointed by the Athletic Director. A representative from the Natural Sciences Department shall be on the selection committee.

Application: Contact the Mathematics and Computer Science Department or the Athletic Department for application and deadline information. MCIS Department: (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128 Athletic Department: 970.943.2079 - Paul Wright Gym 201

Find out more about Western's Math Program at www.western.edu/mathematics.

Find out more about Western's Chemistry Program at www.western.edu/chemistry.

Find out more about Western's Biology Program at www.western.edu/biology.

Find out more about Western's Geology Program at www.western.edu/geology.

 Dorgan, William E. Memorial Math Scholarship

Dorgan, William E Memorial Math Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time students at Western. Must be a declared major in Mathematics. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Scholarship Provided by:

The estate and family to celebrate the memory of William E. Dorgan.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western Math faculty in consultation with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid as needed.

Application: Contact the Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department for application and deadline information. 970.943.2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Find out more about Westerns Math Program at www.western.edu/mathematics.

 John Peterson Memorial Scholarship In Computer Science

Computer Information Science Scholarship Available to:

Students majoring in Computer Information Science, who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Western Colorado University 3 of which can be applied towards their major.

The students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and plan on enrolling in at least 9 credits.

Scholarship Provided by:

Stephen Watson

Amount: $500

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Math and Computer Information Science Scholarship Committee

Application: Contact the Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Find out more information about Western's Computer Information Science Program at www.western.edu/mathematics

 Mathematical Studies Scholarship

Mathematical Studies Scholarship is Available to:

Students who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits at Western and at least 6 credits that apply toward the major. Must be a declared major in Mathematics. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater in Math at Western that apply toward the major. Must be enrolled for at least 9 credits at Western during the semester of application. Financial need and the student's contribution to the math program will also be considered.

Scholarship Provided by:

Friends of the Mathematics program.

Amount: Varies depending upon funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Donor Scholarship Committee.

Application: Contact the Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Find out more about Western's Math Program at www.western.edu/mathematics.

Western's Mathematics & Computer Science instructors help students see the beauty in numbers, their relationships and how they help us build systems to extend our knowledge and capabilities.

Programs of study include:

Directory

Faculty

Brett Calhoon headshot
Lecturer
B.A., Humboldt State University, Mathematics, M.S., Western Washington University, Mathematics
Phone: 970.943.7024
Office Location: Hurst Hall 216
Robert A. Cohen, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Humboldt State University, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Phone: 970.943.2111
Office Location: Hurst Hall 210
Kimberly J. Fix, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Winona State University, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Phone: 970.943.3234
Office Location: Hurst Hall 220
Erik Kjosness headshot
Lecturer in Math
Phone: 970.943.2127
Office Location: Hurst Hall 108
Douglas MacGregor, Ph.D. headshot
Adjunct Professor
B.A., University of Maryland, History, M.S., John Hopkins University, Cyber Security, M.S., University of Illinois, Computer Science, Ph.D., Kyoto University, Infromation Science
Phone: 970.943.2069
Office Location: Hurst Hall 105
Jeremy A. Muskat, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.A., University of Vermont, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Phone: 970.943.3150
Office Location: Hurst Hall 112
Alex Rasche headshot
Lecturer of Math
B.S., Texas State University - San Marcos, Mathematics and Physics, Ph.D., Texas State University - San Marcos, Mathematics Education
Phone: 970.943.7009
Office Location: Hurst Hall 114
Marc Rubin, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.A., Colorado College, Psychology, M.S., University of Tennessee, Computer Science, Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines, Computer Science
Phone: 970.943.2802
Office Location: Hurst Hall 212
Sarah Schaefer headshot
Lecturer
B.A., Concordia University, Psychology, B.A., Concordia University, Elementary Education, M.S., Montana State University, Mathematics
Phone: 970.943.7023
Office Location: Hurst Hall 106
Daniel L. Schuster, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of CS and Math
B.A., University of Colorado, Philisophy, B.S., Eastern Washington University, Math and Computer Science, M.S., Eastern Washington University, Math, Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, Mathematics Education
Phone: 970.943.2999
Office Location: Hurst Hall 214
Zachary Treisman headshot
Lecturer in Mathematics
B.A., Reed College, Ph.D., University of Washington
Phone: 970.943.2075
Office Location: Hurst Hall 110
Stephen Winters-Hilt headshot
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., California Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering & Physics, M.S., California Institute of Technology, ​Applied Physics, Ph.D., U. Wisconsin,​ Mathematical Physics, Ph.D., U. California -- Santa Cruz, Computer Science & Bioinformatics
Phone: 970.943.7006
Office Location: Hurst Hall 220