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Department of Mathematics


Awards and Scholarships

These awards and scholarships are administered by our department and recipients are selected from students who have a record of excellence in 500-level MATH courses.

Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Mathematics

Awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student who exhibits excellence in the mathematics program.

Previous winners:

  • 2017 - John (Neall) Caughman

  • 2016 - David Galban

  • 2015 - Anna Kirkpatrick

  • 2014 - Reid Harris

  • 2013 - William Cole Franks

  • 2013 - Daniel Grier

  • 2012 - Robin Neumayer

  • 2011 - James Manning

  • 2010 - Joseph Montoya

  • 2009 - William Kay

  • 2008 - Emily Mitchell

  • 2007 - Susan Crook

  • 2006 - Matthew Elder, Corinne Sheridan

  • 2005 - Brooks Willet

  • 2004 - Katie Spurrier

  • 2003 - Jonathan Mason, Katie Spurrier

  • 2002 - Walter Altman, Brandon Fornwalt, Jonathon Mason, David Smith

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Mathematics Education

Awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student in mathematics education who exhibits excellence in the mathematics program.

Previous winners:

  • 2017 - Lydia Wernesbach

  • 2016 - Alison Schirro

  • 2015 - Delaney Horel

  • 2014 - Ashley Nunnally

  • 2013 - Stefan Singer

  • 2012 - Sarah Deuell

  • 2011 - Madison Miller

  • 2010 - Madison Miller

  • 2009 - Kelvin Pompey

  • 2008 - Amanda Hall

  • 2007 - John Mowery

  • 2006 - Alison Wellings

  • 2005 - Ashleigh Enlow

  • 2004 - Tammy Allendar

  • 2003 - Brandi Bowers

  • 2002 - Erin Moser

Jeong S. Yang Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics

Awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors at the University of South Carolina selected from students who have earned at least 100 credit hours and have completed at least 3 of the 4 core mathematics courses required for the major with a GPA of at least 3.70 in all upper-division mathematics courses. The award was established by the Department of Mathematics in memory of the late Professor Jeong S. Yang, undergraduate director 1984-1995.

Previous winners:

  • 2017 - David Arcuri, Quentin Bain, Christopher Buckman, John (Neall) Caughman, Raven Cooler, Thomas
    Duncan, Edward Dunton, Wilson Edenfield, William Edwards, Noemi Glaeser, Corey Harmon, James
    Hepburn, Tien Ho, Ezekiel Sandor, Lydia Wernersbach

  • 2016 - Reham Abuhashem, Faith Bindernagel, Alexa Breeland, Christopher Buckman, Jeffrey Davis, Maxwell
    Forst, Kayla Greeson, Myndert Papenhuyzen, Karl Schober, Morgan Walker, Nichole Witten

  • 2015 - Connor Bain, Delaney Horel, Anna Kirkpatrick, Hannah Knowles, Kyle Lackey, Elizabeth Minten,
    Melissa Murphy, Nathan Sairam, Emily Theus, Braeden Troyer, David Wheaton, Leah Williams

  • 2014 - Reid Harris, Anna Hawkins, Tyler Hernandez, Ashley Nunnally, Hilde Oliver, Nathan Sairam, Sterling
    Swygert, Alyssa Todaro, Braeden Troyer, Kelsey Uhl, Kevin Wood, Matthew Young, Ashley Zapp

  • 2013 - Daniel Grier, Kimberly Selsor, William Cole Franks, Reid Harris, George Helman, Emmaline Horton, Hilde Oliver, Stefan Singer, Lauretta Grant, Taylor Jones, Luis Suarez, Kelsey Allen

  • 2012 - Ryan Benitez, Timothy Hamrick, Charles Myers, Sarah Deuell, Tod Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Richard Voepel, Robin Neumayer, Christopher Boyd, Reginald Bain

  • 2011 - Elena Arkhipova, Sarah Deuell, Timothy Hudson Harper, James Manning, Madison Miller, Julia Perry, Andrew Shore, Luke Whiteside

  • 2010 - Kristen Brooke Carver, Dominik Gothe, Eric Mathewss, Joseph Montoya, Bradley Setzler,

  • 2009 - Thomas Beecher, Alan Bock, Andrew Cron, William Kay, Kelvin Pompey, Matthew Seaton, Forrest Spence, Holly Watson

  • 2008 - Benjamin Garrett, Amanda Hall, Joshua Hendrickson, John Holt, Julia Martin, Emily Mitchell, Gwyn Pauley, Christopher Poirel, Philip Stonecypher

  • 2007 - Brett Barwick, Guy Boudreaux, Charles Collins, John Holt, Jennifer Mason, Stephen Smith

  • 2006 - Horia Basarabeanu, Grace Blakely, John Boyd, Jennifer Feldman, Amber Hatfield, Mary Ellen Kustin, C. W. Millender, Jason Owens

  • 2005 - Nancy Chalmers, Amanda Gantt, Leslie Hendrix, Jenny Lake, Jason Owens, Amy Stout, Jeanette Wallulus

  • 2004 - Beth Bailey, Byshe Easton, Ashleigh Enlow, Andrew Griffen, Katherine Heller, Daniel Morrison, Michael White, Dana Jo Wiker

  • 2003 - Andrew Griffen, Stephen Miller, Daniel Morrison, Erin Moser, Patrick Rybarczyk, James Whittingham, Dana Jo Wiker, Estee Williams

  • 2002 - Erin Flickinger, Daniel Hylton, Patrick Rybarczyk, Ronda Sellers, Derrick Smith, James Whittingham, Estee Williams

Pi Mu Epsilon Award

Awarded annually to an outstanding member of the mathematics honorary Pi Mu Epsilon based on performance in mathematics courses and service to the department. The Undergraduate Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Pi Mu Epsilon advisor, selects the recipient.

Previous winners:

  • 2017 - Annalise Bowen

  • 2016 - Konrad Swygert

  • 2015 - Jeffrey Davis

  • 2014 - Charles Arnold

  • 2013 - Kinsey Parrish

  • 2012 - Ryan Benitez

  • 2011 - James Manning

  • 2010 - Brittany Gunn

  • 2009 - Alyse Shayer

  • 2008 - Holly Watson

  • 2007 - Tyler Ray

  • 2006 - Ben Garrett

  • 2005 - Andreea Savu

  • 2004 - Amy Stout

  • 2003 - Julia Emery, Katie Spurrier

  • 2002 - Carrie Finch, Michelle McDonald, Nancy Rettew

 

Scholarships

Cary K. Smith Jr. Mathematics Scholarship

Awarded annually by the Department of Mathematics to an outstanding undergraduate mathematics major who demonstrates excellence in mathematics and leadership. The scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Cary Kincaid Smith, Jr., an Honors graduate of USC who died while performing his duties as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • 2017 - Izlen Peksenar

  • 2016 - Corey Harmon

  • 2015 - Alyssa Todaro

  • 2014 - Connor Bain

  • 2013 - Melissa Murphy

  • 2012 - Kimberly Selsor

  • 2011 - William (Cole) Franks

  • 2010 - Timothy (Hudson) Harper

  • 2008 - Alan Bock

  • 2007 - Gwyn Pauley

  • 2006 - Emily Mitchell

  • 2005 - Amber Hatfield

College of Arts and Sciences Rising Senior Award

Awarded annually by the College of Arts and Sciences to a rising senior mathematics major who demonstrates excellence in mathematics and has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50.

  • 2014 - David Wheaton

  • 2013 - Elizabeth Minten

  • 2012 - Reid Harris

  • 2011 - Robyn Newmayer

  • 2010 - Madison Miller

  • 2009 - Erin Matthews

  • 2008 - Kelvin Pompey

  • 2007 - Emily Mitchell

  • 2006 - Susan Crook

  • 2005 - Corinne Sheridan

  • 2004 - Jason Owens

  • 2003 - Julia Emery

  • 2002 - Erin Moser

 

Jagdish Prasad Srivastava Mathematics Scholarship

Awarded yearly to a deserving undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics. The Jagdish Prasad Srivastava Mathematics Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Maheshwar Prasad Srivastava in honor of his father.

  • 2011 - Taylor Wilson

  • 2011 - Tod Wilson

  • 2008 - Eric Mathews

James Bruce Coleman Mathematics Scholarship

Awarded annually by the Department of Mathematics to an outstanding mathematics major from South Carolina. The scholarship was established in 1992 by Joseph Harold Burckhalter (Class of 1934), in memory of the late James Bruce Coleman, who was a professor of mathematics and head of the department from 1915-1942.

  • 2017 - Wilson Edenfield

  • 2016 - Quenten Bain

  • 2015 - Karl Schober

  • 2014 - Elizabeth Minten

  • 2013 - Anna Kirkpatrick

  • 2012 - Taylor Jones

  • 2011 - Melissa Texin

  • 2010 - Melissa Texin

  • 2009 - Trevor Lightbody

  • 2008 - Rachelle Hawkins

  • 2007 - William Kay

  • 2006 - James Scurry

  • 2005 - Mary Ellen Kustin

  • 2004 - Matt Elder

  • 2003 - Katherine Heller

  • 2002 - Katie Spurrier

Polston Family Mathematics Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate mathematics students who are excelling in the mathematics program. The scholarship was established in 2008 by the Polston family.

  • 2017 - Thomas Duncan

  • 2016 - John (Neall) Caughmen

  • 2015 - Tyler Hernandez

  • 2014 - Tanner Pearson

  • 2013 - Anna Hawkins

  • 2012 - Stefan Singer

  • 2011 - Reginald Bain

  • 2010 - Rachel Graves

  • 2009 - Andrea Moor

  • 2008 - Timothy (Hudson) Harper, James Manning

Thomas Markham Mathematics Scholarship

Awarded annually to an outstanding mathematics major who also has significant extracurricular mathematical activities. The scholarship was established in 1999 in honor of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Thomas Markham, who was a professor of mathematics from 1968-1999 and undergraduate director 1996-1999.

  • 2017 - Quentin Bain

  • 2017 - Thomas beardsley

  • 2017 - Willaim Edwards

  • 2017 - Caleb Kisby

  • 2016 - Tien Ho

  • 2016 - Collete Pujol

  • 2015 - Jeffrey Davis

  • 2015 - David Galban

  • 2015 - Nolan Miller

  • 2014 - Melissa Murphy

  • 2014 - Emily Theus

  • 2013 - Braeden Troyer

  • 2013 - Braeden Troyer

  • 2013 - Emily Theus

  • 2012 - kelsey Allen

  • 2012 - William (Cole) Franks

  • 2012 - Daniel Grier

  • 2011 - Rachel Graves

  • 2010 - James Manning

  • 2009 - Kristen (Brooke) Carver

  • 2008 - William Kay

  • 2007 - Joshua Hendrickson

  • 2006 - Jonathan Barwick

  • 2005 - Grace Blakely

  • 2004 - Jennifer Lake

Wyman L. Williams Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate mathematics major at the University of South Carolina. Can be renewed for not more than 3 additional years of undergraduate study. Wyman L. Williams came to the University in 1919 as a freshman, joined the Mathematics Department faculty in 1924, and retired in 1970 as Distinguished Professor Emeritus. The Wyman L. Williams Mathematics Scholarship Fund was established in 1970.

  • 2017 - James Hepburn

  • 2016 - Raven Cooler

  • 2015 - Dillon Rutland

  • 2014 - Hannah Knowles

  • 2013 - Connor Bain

  • 2012 - Anna Kirkpatrick

  • 2011 - Reid Harris

  • 2010 - Andrew Shore

  • 2009 - Timothy (Hudson) Harper

  • 2008 - Thomas Beecher

  • 2007 - Christopher Poirel

  • 2006 - Kathryn Basha

  • 2005 - Matt Elder

  • 2004 - Andreea Brezaie

  • 2003 - Matt Elder

  • 2002 - Todd Adams

  • 2001 - Todd Adams

  • 2000 - Todd Adams

  • 1999 - Todd Adams

Victor Laurie Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Awarded annually to an undergraduate who shows high academic achievement and promise in the area of mathematics. The Undergraduate Advisory Council selects the recipient through a competitive application process. The Chair chooses an appropriate faculty member to assist the student in developing a summer research project. The award was established in 2005 by Victor W. Laurie, an Alumnus of the University of South Carolina and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Princeton University.

  • 2015 - Jeffrey Davis (worked with Josh Cooper)

  • 2014 - Anna Kirkpatrick (worked with Josh Cooper)

  • 2013 - Alexander Auerback (worked with Matt Miller)

  • 2008 - Jeffrey Arredondo (working with Prof. Lincoln Lu)

  • 2007 - Andrew Petrarca (working with Prof. Joshua Cooper)

 

Scholarship and Award Application [pdf]