The Department of Mathematics has funds designated for undergraduate scholarships to its majors.  In addition, we employ many majors each year in various academic jobs like Course Graders, Math Resource Center Counselors, Learning Assistants, and Teaching Assistants.  We encourage all mathematics majors who are doing well academically to apply or inquire about these opportunities.

Math Department Scholarships

Incoming first-year mathematics majors who have graduated from a Nebraska high school are invited to apply for the Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Scholarship, which can award around $20,000 over a four-year period.  The department awards several of these prestigious scholarships to incoming first-year with mathematics declared as a major.  This scholarship awards up to $5,000 for the first year at UNL, and students can re-apply every year for up to a total of four years.  After completing an application for admission to NEBRASKA, all incoming first-year mathematics majors are encouraged to apply by clicking the link below. The application period for the 2024-25 academic year is closed, but the application form is still open.

In addition, many of our current Mathematics majors receive scholarships that range from $500 to as much as $4,000 per year from one of the following scholarship funds:

  • The Linda Bors Mathematics Scholarship,
  • The Irwin Dubinsky Memorial Scholarship,
  • The Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Scholarship,
  • The Gallup UNL Math Day Scholarship,
  • The Sylvia and Hans Jeans Mathematics Scholarship,
  • The Rennemann/Luebbers Scholarship in Mathematics,
  • The Dr. Hubert Schneider Memorial Scholarship,
  • The Joel Stebbins Scholarship,
  • The Drusilla Winchester Scholarship,
  • and The Ruby Matzke Wittemore Scholarship.

Some of these scholarships are available to non-Nebraska resident students. 

All current mathematics majors including those who were awarded a full or partial Eastman Scholarships as incoming freshmen or who were awarded scholarships in past years are required to complete the current student application to be considered for scholarships for the next academic year. 

The scholarship application for current students for 2024-25 will open some time during the Spring 2024 semester.

Please contact Doug Pellatz at if you have additional questions about the Eastman Scholarship for incoming first-year students or department scholarships for current students.

Other NEBRASKA and College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

To be considered for other NEBRASKA scholarships, incoming freshman and transfer students will have the option to apply for scholarships as part of their application for admission to NEBRASKA.  Current Mathematics majors are encouraged to complete the Scholarship Application for Current Undergraduate Students available on MyRed from the beginning of November to February 1.  Completion of the Scholarship Application for Current Undergraduate Students covers all NEBRASKA and College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships that are offered to current students.

Additional information about College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships can be found on the College’s Scholarships and Aid page.

Additional information about NEBRASKA Scholarships and receiving financial aid to attend school can be found on the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid’s website.

Graduate Student Support

Support for graduate students is available from a number of sources. See this page for details.