Scholarships and Awards


Of the scholarships and awards in the College of Humanities and Sciences database, the following are offered to undergraduate students through the math department. They are supported by, or endowed in honor of, alums and former members of our faculty, in a tangible representation of their deep commitment to VCU and to mathematics as discipline.

  • James N. Boyd Merit Scholarship: The endowment fund was created through a gift from Mr. James Boyd, MS ’78. This scholarship is awarded to a meritorious incoming, full-time freshman planning to major in mathematics. The scholarship may be renewed for an additional three years provided the student remains in good academic standing.
  • Mary Lou Gibson Scholarship Endowment: This scholarship was established by J. Larry Gibson in honor of his wife, Mary Lou Gibson, who died on Feb.11, 2002. She was a retired adjunct instructor, and in 1986 became the first teacher-in-residence in VCU’s Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. The recipient must be a rising junior or senior mathematics major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must demonstrate intent to teach mathematics.


Student Award in Mathematics

Each year, the department recognizes students for their substantial achievements in their mathematics program. To be considered for the Student Award in Mathematics, students need to graduate during the summer, fall or spring semester of a given academic calendar year. A student with the highest grade point average from each area of concentration (biomathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics, secondary teacher prep or student-designed track) will receive this award. Awards are presented during the spring semester.