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Scholarships

The Department of Mathematics awards a number of scholarships. Applications are available in the math department office and are due at the end of January. Those receiving scholarships are invited to attend the awards ceremony each April. Contact Professor Ken Shiskowski for information about scholarships. The following scholarships are awarded in our department.

Bradley M.Harris Scholarship

To be awarded to a freshman who has enrolled in classes in the Department of Mathematics and who is considering (or declared) mathematics as a major.

James L. Eisele Scholarship

To be awarded to a freshman who has enrolled in classes in the Department of Mathematics and who is considering (or declared) mathematics as a major. Students who live in Centerline or Belleville will be chosen first.

Sandra J. Lobbestael Scholarship

Sandra J. Lobbestael endowed three scholarships at Eastern Michigan University – one each in the Chemistry Department (1988), Mathematics Department (1989), and the College of Business (1990). As an Eastern Michigan University undergraduate (1962-1966), she majored in chemistry and mathematics. After graduate work at Vassar College, she returned to the area and worked as a chemist at Parke-Davis while earning an MBA (1985) in the EMU College of Business. She vowed to establish a scholarship in each department from which she received a degree that was the basis for her career success.

Hilton G. Falahee

Hilton "Dutch" Falahee was a professor of mathematics at Eastern, and was probably one of the most popular teachers in the department. Kathleen Falahee was awarded the Leib scholarship in 1969 and was instrumental in setting up this scholarship to honor her father.

Carl M. Erikson Scholarship

Dr. Erikson taught at EMU from 1925 -1957. He and his wife were alumni of Michigan State Normal College. Later, Dr. Erickson received his master's and doctoral degree from the University of Michigan. He loved teaching and watching his students grow.

Mabel Jarvis Leib Scholarship

Floyd I. Leib, a professor in the Department of Physics, retired in 1967. A scholarship in his name, Floyd Leib, is awarded in the Department of Physics. The family endowed a second scholarship in the Department of Mathematics to honor his wife, Mabel Jarvis Leib. To be awarded to a student in mathematics education.

 

Thomas H. Stark Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship was established in 1993.  In 1987, Mr. Stark graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in mathematics. Because of his love of mathematics, his family decided to create the scholarship in his memory for mathematics majors.


Richard "Doc M" Marshall Scholarships

Dr. Marshall came to EMU in 1968 immediately after receiving his doctorate from the University of Michigan. He was the organizer of the Math Club and served as the adviser to mathematics majors up until the time of his death. Classes taught by Dr. Marshall were immensely popular, especially his college geometry course for which he had written a textbook. He was well known for his service and was the first recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for service to the University.

Donald Buckeye Scholarship

Dr. Buckeye began his teaching career at Eastern Michigan University in 1968. He was a national leader in mathematics education and a leading author of K-12 materials that fostered hands-on problem solving activities. Dr. Buckeye is most remembered for his sense of humor, his love of teaching and how much he cared about each of his students. To be awarded to a student in mathematics education.

 

K.G. Janardan Scholarship

Dr. Janardan began his teaching career at Eastern Michigan University in 1986. He was instrumental in developing the graduate program in statistics at EMU, as well as the undergraduate concentration in statistics.  Dr. Janardan published over 80 research articles in his career.  In 1995, he was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity.  He was very proud of his students' accomplishments as they graduated from the statistics program at EMU. To be awarded to a graduate student in statistics.

Barbara Bennett Leapard "One More Year" Scholarship

Dr. Leapard taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics education at Eastern Michigan University from 1993 – 2013. In 2004, Dr. Leapard was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching. She inspired both her students and colleagues with her hard work, friendliness and southern humor. To be awarded to a senior in mathematics education.

The Department of Mathematics is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344