# 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**

#### About

The Calkins-Barge Mathematics Scholarship has been established by Glenn R. and Leila M. (Barge) Calkins to provide scholarship assistance to Western 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 & 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 Mathematics & Computer Science Department and the Financial Aid Office for scholarship application information. The deadline for applying shall be April 1 to be considered for the following academic year. The Mathematics faculty and Financial Aid staff will assemble those applications which meet the stated criteria. Recipients will be selected by Glenn and Leila Calkins, in consultation with the Director of Financial Aid.

### **Charlesworth, William Memorial Scholarship**

#### Available to:

The applicant has applied to and has been accepted for admission to Western 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, Colo. or the Western Slope of Colorado.

#### 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.

#### Selected by:

The chair of Mathematics and Computer Science and 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 & Computer Science Department or the Athletic Department for application and deadline information.**Mathematics & Computer Science Department:** 970.943.2015 - Hurst Hall 128**Athletic Department:** 970.943.2079 - Paul Wright Gym 201.

### **Dorgan, William E. Memorial Math Scholarship**

#### Available to:

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

#### Provided by:

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

#### Amount:

Award depends on funds available

#### Selected by:

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

#### Application:

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

### **Mathematical Studies Scholarship**

#### Available to:

Students who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits at Western and at least six 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 nine credits at Western during the semester of application. Financial need and the student's contribution to the math program will also be considered.

#### Provided by:

Friends of the Mathematics program.

#### Amount:

Varies depending upon funds available.

#### Selected by:

Donor Scholarship Committee.

#### Application:

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

### **Peterson, John Memorial Scholarship In Computer Science**

#### Available to:

Students majoring in Computer Information Science who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Western Colorado University, three of which can be applied toward their major. The students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and plan on enrolling in at least nine credits.

#### Provided by:

Stephen Watson

#### Amount:

$500

#### Selected by:

Math and Computer Science Scholarship Committee

#### Application:

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

## Directory

### Faculty

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.