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Undergraduate Student Awards

More undergraduate award opportunities are listed on the UW-Milwaukee Scholarships.

Student Award Recipients

Bill Carlsen Undergraduate Scholarship in Atmospheric Science

Bill Carlsen, WTMJ weathercaster from 1951–1972, was one of the United States’ first television weathercasters. A scholarship in his name, administered jointly by UWM and WTMJ, has been established in his memory. UWM Atmospheric Science majors from southeastern Wisconsin (Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, or Waukesha counties) with an interest in professional weather forecasting are eligible to apply.

A committee consisting of the Chair of the UWM Mathematical Sciences Department, a representative from WTMJ-TV, and a UWM Atmospheric Sciences professor will review your application. The dollar value of the scholarship is dependent upon available funds. For more information, contact Professor Jon Kahl.

To apply for the scholarship, please send the following to Professor Jon Kahl, no later than January 21, 2019 for a scholarship during the following academic year:

  1. Your full name, mailing address and email address, current academic standing (junior, senior, ect.), cumulative GPA to date, and the name of a faculty member willing to be contacted as a reference.
  2. Your university transcripts
  3. A statement explaining your interest in this opportunity and why you should be considered for support. The statement should be no longer than two double-spaced pages and should address the following questions:
    • Why is atmospheric science important to you?
    • In which area(s) of atmospheric science are you most interested?
    • In what area of atmospheric science do you hope to work after you complete your university studies?

Alice Siu-Fun Leung Awards in Mathematics

Alice Siu-Fun Leung earned a B.S. Degree with a major in Mathematics from UWM in January, 1973. In her will she donated funds to establish an award for outstanding UWM undergraduate students in Mathematical Sciences.

Applicants must be UWM undergraduate students and should submit

  1. a written statement;
  2. a transcript copy (an unofficial copy is sufficient); and
  3. two letters of support from faculty members.

The statement should be no longer than two pages and should include answers to the following questions:

  • When did your interest in the mathematical science begin?
  • In what area(s) of the mathematical sciences do you hope to work or study after you complete your undergraduate degree?

Applicants should submit the required materials to Professor Lijing Sun by April 22, 2019.

Morris and Miriam Marden Award in Mathematics

The Morris & Miriam Marden Undergraduate Award will be given for a well-written paper on some aspect or application of mathematics. The paper need not be written specifically for the Marden Award; papers originally written for the capstone requirement, coursework, professional reports, or other reasons are acceptable.

Applicants must be UWM undergraduate students and should submit

  1. a PDF file of the paper and
  2. a letter of support from a faculty member describing the relevence and intellectual merits of the paper.

The length of the paper is expected to be between 10 and 25 pages, but these limits are not strict. Applicants should submit the above files electronically to Profs. Chris Hruska, Gabriella Pinter, or Hans Volkmer by April 22, 2019.