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Undergraduate Awards

Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize
This student award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate mathematics major each academic year who is at a higher level in the program and therefore a more mature mathematics student. The selection is made by the Awards Committee based on faculty recommendations.

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Application deadline is 11:59pm on February 11, 2018.

Scholarships listed below are awarded fall 2018.

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NEW — Kenneth and Sarah Levine Family Actuarial Scholarship
$800 estimated award amount
Ken Levine is vice president, chief financial officer, P&C Specialty Finance at Nationwide Insurance. In addition to his experience and leadership in the Property/Casualty insurance industry, Ken volunteers to help young people build a solid foundation for their futures. At ASU, this includes serving on an advisory board for the actuarial science degree program.

Ken and Sarah Levine believe deeply in the value of education. Their own experiences taught them that the cost can be a significant barrier to pursuing advanced education. Both of their children were born before Ken earned his fellowship from the Casualty Actuarial Society, so he knows firsthand the challenge of trying to balance the demands of a full-time job, a part-time job (to help "make ends meet"), a family, and studying for actuarial exams. With this scholarship, they hope to ease the burden for students who face circumstances that present unique challenges on their way to an actuarial science degree at ASU. Applicants must:

  • be a full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate student in the Actuarial Science BS program
  • be a junior or senior in fall 2018
  • have a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA
  • be an active member of a student organization that is involved with community service or supporting the actuarial field (i.e. Actuary Club at ASU or GIS Chapter, etc.)
  • Donor representatives may also be interested to know if students have financial need as defined by ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services
  • Donor representatives may also be interested to know if students have non-traditional status or are members of an underrepresented student group
  • Donor representatives prefer students who submit a statement that includes: biographical background, career goals, how scholarship will impact their academic future, commitment to the community at-large and to ASU specifically, and commitment to the actuarial profession in terms of passing exams, obtaining internships, and being an active member in an actuarial science related student organization

 

 OptumasOptumas Actuarial Science Scholarship
$1,000 estimated award amount
Through this new scholarship, along with what the company hopes will be associated mentoring and internships, Optumas will help nurture our best and brightest ASU actuarial science scholars to positively impact this growing and necessary field. Applicants must:

  • be a full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate student in the Actuarial Science BS program
  • be a junior or senior in fall 2018
  • have a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA
  • be a US citizen, or permanent resident of the U.S., or someone legally permitted to reside and work permanently in the U.S.
  • be a resident of Arizona
  • Donor representatives prefer students who have passed at least one professional exam
  • Donor representatives prefer students who are active members of an actuarial science (or similar) student organization, such as Gamma Iota Sigma Chapter at ASU, as demonstrated by their volunteering for club events and setting an example for other members
  • Donor representatives prefer students who submit a statement that includes: background, career goals, how scholarship will impact their academic future, commitment to the community at-large and to ASU specifically, and commitment to the actuarial profession in terms of passing exams, obtaining internships, and being an active member in an actuarial science related student organization (maximum two pages)

 


Nautilus InsuranceW.R. Berkley/Nautilus Insurance Analytics Scholarship
$1,000 estimated award amount
Analytical thinking exists in all facets of the business; from determining the risks related to a specific account, pricing and properly defining the policy terms for an account, ensuring the adequacy of the company’s overall rate levels, optimal claims handling to ensure fair and timely settlement for those who have experienced a loss, to having a strong understanding of its agency partners, the effectiveness of corporate marketing efforts, and even internal staff engagement.
 
Nautilus seeks to recognize a scholar that exhibits this skill set, and one that will continue to utilize this competency in their academic and professional work.
Applicants must:

  • be a full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • be a junior or senior in fall 2018
  • have a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA
  • be a US citizen, or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • be a resident of Arizona
  • Donor representatives have a preference for the award to go to a student pursuing a BS in Actuarial Science in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and is open to other CLAS students being considered for scholarship support
  • Additional selection factors shall include academic achievement (ASU GPA, actuarial exam progress etc.), student organization involvement (GIS Chapter, etc.), community involvement and leadership.

 

Nationwide InsuranceNationwide E&S/Specialty Actuarial Science Scholarship
$1,000 estimated award amount
This scholarship from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company supports the actuarial science program by developing a strong relationship with ASU's best and brightest students and by helping to shape the industry's future leaders. Applicants must:
  • be a full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate student in the Actuarial Science BS program
  • be a sophomore, junior or senior in fall 2018
  • have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
  • be a US citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., and can work permanently in the U.S.
  • Donor prefers a student who has taken a database management system class or will be enrolled in one the next semester

 

 

Robert G. MauleRobert G. Maule Actuarial Excellence Scholarship
$500 
estimated award amount
This scholarship recognizes Actuarial Sciences undergraduate students for their excellence, and was established by Elaine Maule as a tribute to her husband. Robert was an actuary for 22 years with Milliman USA before he returned to ASU to earn his masters in mathematics. He was a member of the Society of Actuaries and earned F.S.A and M.A.A.A. credentials during his career as an actuary. Applicants must:

  • be a full-time student (at least 12 hours) in the Actuarial Science BS program 
  • have demonstrated excellence in the actuarial sciences field, i.e. has passed one of the actuarial science national exams
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Financial aid can be considered by is not required
  • Donor prefers a student who has returned to school after working or is preparing to change careers

 

 

ACT Faculty Pioneers: Al Boggess, May Boggess, Jelena Milovanovic, Matthew HassettActuarial Faculty Pioneers Scholarship
$1,000
 estimated award amount
Founding faculty members of the ASU Actuarial Program (ACT) in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Al Boggess, May Boggess, Jelena Milovanovic, and Matt Hassett, are committed to identifying and nurturing talents of future actuarial science scholars. The school has been an important source of actuarial employees for Arizona insurance since 1994, and as of fall 2014 has a fully recognized BS degree providing opportunity for the school to collaborate with local industry on research in areas such as trend forecasting, predictive analytics, reserving, and pricing. Applicants must:

  • be a full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate student in the Actuarial Science BS program
  • be a junior or senior in fall 2018
  • have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA
  • be a US citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., or can work permanently in the U.S.
  • be a resident of Arizona
  • be an active member of an actuarial science (or similar) student organization, such as Gamma Iota Sigma Chapter at ASU
  • Donor representatives prefer students who have passed at least one professional exam
  • Donor representatives prefer students that submit a statement that includes: background, career goals, how scholarship will impact your academic future and commitment to the actuarial profession (maximum two pages)

 

 

John ZicarelliActuarial Science Scholarship
$500 estimated award amount
This scholarship provides an opportunity for students with a financial need and potential in the area of math and statistics and related fields to carry on the legacy of John Zicarelli. Applicants must:

  • be at the junior or senior level in fall 2018
  • be a full-time (at least 12 hours) student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Although open to students in all undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, preference is given to students who are majoring or minoring in mathematics and to W.P. Carey School of Business students with a minor in mathematics
  • Actuarial Club or Gamma Iota Sigma membership is preferred

 

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of ArizonaBlue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Actuarial Scholar 
$1,000 estimated award amount
This scholarship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona was the first one established to support ASU's new actuarial science program which began in fall 2014. The program develops qualified graduates who demonstrate their preparation by earning professional actuarial credentials, thus enhancing the workforce at insurance companies and other organizations. In addition, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona encourages ASU to identify recipients who are underrepresented in actuarial science, to encourage diversity and opportunity in this profession. Applicants must:

  • be enrolled as a full-time (at least 12 hours) student in the BS Actuarial Science degree
  • be a junior or senior in the fall 2018 and following spring 2019
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • be eligible to work in the United States
  • Committee may consider financial need and underrepresentation of students at ASU

 

 

Tom and Zona Lorig Scholarship
$1,000 estimated award amount
This scholarship aims to help bridge the gap between the short supply of scholarships for mathematics and statistics and increasing need for quantitatively trained students critical for society as technology becomes more data driven. Because scholarship support and a strong work ethic were critical to their access to higher education, Tom and Zona Lorig have established this scholarship to benefit qualified students who face similar challenges of access today. Applicants must:

  • be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours) in an undergraduate degree with the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Although open to students in all undergraduate majors within School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, preference is given to those pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  • have attained a minimum of 30 hours, including transfer credits
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • be a U.S. citizen and resident of Arizona
  • submit a statement, which will include your background, career goals, and how the scholarship will impact your academic future
  • Committee may consider financial need

 

 

John OlsonJohn Olson Scholarship
$500 estimated award amount
This scholarship provides an opportunity for students with a financial need and potential in the area of math and statistics and related fields to carry on the legacy of John Olson. Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate degree with the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • be a junior or senior in fall 2018
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • demonstrate documented financial need
  • be a U.S. citizen 

 

 

Jack H. Hawes Memorial Mathematics Research Scholarship
$2,000 estimated award amount
This scholarship encourages students to pursue faculty directed mathematics research. Applicants must:

  • be a full-time (at least 12 credit hours) undergraduate student majoring in mathematics in fall 2018 and following spring semester 2019
  • be participating in a research project under the direction of a tenure-track faculty member of the school (list name on application)
  • be a resident of Arizona with documented financial need
  • upload research document to application

 

     

    Ioana HociotaIoana Elise Hociota !!! Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
    $1,000 
    estimated award amount
    This merit-based scholarship for exemplary undergraduate students who have a passion for mathematics and have an immigrant or international background, was established by her husband, family and friends as a tribute to Ioana. Applicants must:

    • be enrolled in the BA or BS Mathematics degree programs in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
    • have a minimum academic level of sophomore in fall 2018
    • be a full-time student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • have an immigrant or international background and have come to the U.S. to pursue their passion (add to personal statement)
    • be a naturalized U.S. citizen, pursuing U.S. citizenship, or be an international student

     

     

    Andre Levard MackeyAndré Levard Mackey Scholarship
    $500 estimated award amount
    This scholarship aims to promote the benefits and educational values of diversity in the student body at ASU. Applicants must:

    • have an interest in computers and an appreciation of their role in contemporary mathematics
    • be a declared mathematics major in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
    • be at the junior or senior level in fall 2018
    • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Preference is given to students who help to promote ethnic diversity, if possible

     

     

    Joaquin BustozJoaquin Bustoz Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000 estimated award amount
    This scholarship is offered in partnership with the Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors program, a summer program to promote mathematics to underrepresented high school students. Applicants must:

    • be a full-time (at least 12 credit hours) undergraduate student, majoring in mathematics
    • have successfully completed the summer program (list years on application)
    • be a resident of Arizona
    • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • Preference is given to first generation college students; and to students who help to promote ethnic diversity

     

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