Scholarships, Work Study Positions, and Graduate Assistantships

Apply for a Scholarship in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics!

The 2021 Math/Stat Scholarship Application is now available! 

Scholarship application deadline:  February 15, 2021

2021 Math/Stat Scholarship Application

We are so grateful to our generous donors for supporting EMU students pursue their goals in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 

For questions about scholarships in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, contact:  [email protected] or Dr. Debra Ingram, Department Head, at [email protected].

Scholarships in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Bradley M. Harris Scholarship Expand dropdown
    To be awarded to a freshman who has enrolled in classes in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and who is considering (or declared) mathematics as a major.
  • James L. Eisele Scholarship Expand dropdown
    To be awarded to a freshman who has enrolled in classes in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics 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 Expand dropdown
    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 Expand dropdown
    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 Expand dropdown
    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 Expand dropdown
    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 and Statistics to honor his wife, Mabel Jarvis Leib. To be awarded to a student in mathematics education.
  • Thomas H. Stark Memorial Scholarship. Expand dropdown
    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 Expand dropdown
    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 Expand dropdown
    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

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    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 Expand dropdown
    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.
  • Douglas and Arline  Daly Memorial Endowed Scholarship Expand dropdown
    This scholarship supports students majoring in the Mathematical Sciences.
  • William L. and Linda A. Harris Endowed Scholarship Expand dropdown
    To provide tuition and fee support for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education.  Recipients must write an essay articulating how they are involved in community service and are dedicated to creating and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in their community and at Eastern Michigan University.  Preference given to an Ann Arbor Huron High School graduate or a graduate from Flint Public Schools, Detroit Public Schools, Ann Arbor Pioneer High School or Ann Arbor Skyline High School.

Work Study Positions for Undergraduate Students

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics employs Work Study students in the department office.  Check with Cathy Hassett, Senior Secretary, at [email protected] for employment opportunities in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics department office.

Graduate Assistantship Positions for Graduate Students

Applying for a graduate assistantship (GA) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Eastern Michigan University is encouraged.  The application for graduate assistantships is separate from the application for admission to our graduate degree programs.  GA applications are submitted through the university’s Human Resources website. We generally accept applications from February 15 – March 31 and conduct interviews in April.  We have a strong professional development and mentoring program that prepares GAs to successfully interact with, tutor, and teach undergraduate students enrolled in lower level mathematics courses.  Graduate assistantships are offered at either the 50% level or 100% level.  A 50% GA works for the department 10 hours per week, earns a salary, and is awarded a tuition waiver of 9 hours (5 hours during fall semester and 4 hours during winter semester).  A 100% GA works for the department 20 hours per week, earns a salary, and is awarded a tuition waiver of 18 hours (9 hours during fall semester and 9 hours during winter semester.)  The graduate assistantship awards are based on an evaluation of the graduate student’s potential for academic achievement in our graduate programs and the graduate student’s disposition and potential for working with undergraduate students enrolled in lower level mathematics courses.  For general information, visit the Graduate School's graduate assistantship webpage.

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