Departmental Awards and Scholarships

The Mathematics Department gives awards and scholarships to graduate students based on their academic performance, teaching, and citizenship. Below you can find a list of these awards, including a description of each award and recent awardees.

Academic Achievement Award

This award was established in 1998 using Mathematics Department Development funds. This award is made by the Chair of Mathematics on the recommendation of the Mathematics Graduate Committee and recognizes Mathematics graduate students who have excelled in academic achievement.

2019: Jessica Lajos, Thomas Lane, Chih-Kuang Lee, Steven Lin
2018: Ore Adekoya, Patrick Dynes, Mahesh Sunkula, Paul Regier, Cory Wilson
2015: Mahesh Sunkula
2014: Scott Thung
2013: William Carter
2012: Funda Gultepe, Tetyana Malysheva
2011: James Broda, Alyssa Leone
2010: Nikolay Buskin
2009: Matthew Lynam
2008: Sangbum Cho
2007: Sarah Marsh
2006: James Dover
2005: Chase Franks
2004: Vera Tonic
2003: Daniel Benton
2002: Jungfang Li, Tao Xu
2001: Leslie Davidson-Rossier
2000: Mohammed Allali, Lourdes Juan
1999: Trisha Bergthold, Zair Ibragimov
1998: Dubravko Ivansic, Lourdes Juan

Harold Huneke Endowed Fund Award

This fund was established in 1986. It is in honor of Dr. Harold Huneke, David Ross Boyd professor of Mathematics, an outstanding educator who received several teaching awards during his tenure at OU. It is also in memory of Dr. Huneke's wife, Opal Harral-Huneke. Recipients should be graduate students in Mathematics who are in good academic standing and the award is based on their performance as graduate student assistants.

2020: Ryan Gueli
2019: Beth Rawlins
2018: Ling Jin
2017: Jordan Wiebe
2016: Gordon Brown
2015: Devin Mitchell
2014: Craig Edwards, Injo Hur
2013: Emily Lennox, Rachel Wright
2012: Sean Bauer, Ye Li
2011: Scott Thuong, Tetyana Malysheva
2010: Candace Andrews, John Paul Cook
2009: Tara Lee Mecham, Cherith Tucker
2008: Daniel Benton, Timothy Frye
2007: Luke Brown, Krista Hands
2006: Jason Martin, Shamim Nemati
2005: Vera Tonic
2004: William Herring, Taralee Mecham
2003: Yelin Ou, Robert Sulman
2002: Stephen Lancaster, Jason Martin
2001: Russell Goodman, Laura Florescu
2000: Kay Weiss, Jonathan White
1999: Trisha Bergthold, Lourdes Juan
1998: Mohamed Allali, Leslie Davidson-Rossier

Richard V. Andree Memorial Scholarship

This fund was established in 1988 to honor the memory of Dr. Richard V. Andree who served University of Oklahoma for many years as a distinguished Professor of Mathematics and supporter and promoter of mathematics and computer science programs. This award is to support creative students of Mathematics in recognition of their academic excellence, department and university citizenship, and activity in support of Pi Mu Epsilon.

2020: Jessica Lajos, Andrew Lutz
2019: Beth Rawlins, Ryan Gueli
2018: Ashely Berger, Jordan Dancer, Ling Jin, Wenwen Li, Ryan Reynolds, Tia Williams
2017: Gordon Brown, Dania Sheaib, Alok Shukla, Ignat Soroko, Benjamin Stucky
2016: Connor Davis, Julia Jackson, Thomas Lane, Megan Leary, Thomas Morgan, Kyle Scarbrough, Alok Shukla, Jieru Zhu
2015: Nathan Adams, Tetyana Malysheva, Melody Molander, Elizabeth Pacheco, Manami Roy, Mahesh Sunkula
2014: Bryan Archer, Jonathan Merlini, Dania Sheaib, Benjamin Tharp
2013: Injo Hur, Rebecca Miller, Elizabeth Pacheco, Salam Turki
2012: Houssein ElTurkey, Lynn Greenleaf
2011: Jeff Breeding, Shayna Grove, Rachel Wright
2010: Scott Van Thuong, Thomas Madsen, Nancy Ho
2009: Sean Crowell, Thomas Madsen, Ravi Srinivasan
2008: Jeffery Breeding, Thomas Madsen, Kashyap Rajeevsarathy, Emre Tokgoz
2007: Eduardo Martinez, Ravi Srinivasan, Joshua Wages
2006: Vera Tonic, Hamid Hamidi, Philip Adams
2005: Taechang Byun, Taralee Mecham
2004: Pedro Olaya, Arim Seo
2003: Junfang Li, Jason Martin, Laura Munteanu, Yelin Ou
2002: Marius Munteanu, Russell Goodman, Robert Sulman, Yelin Ou, Ewa Matusiak
2001: Marius Munteanu, Arim Seo, Andrey Marenich
2000: Marina Borovikova, Yuriy Bulka, Marius Munteanu
1999: Mohamed Allali, Marius Munteanu
1998: Zair Ibragimov, Marius Munteanu

Harold Huneke Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established in 1992 and is in honor of Dr. Harold Huneke who received his PhD from OU in 1957, taught Mathematics at OU from 1960 through 1981, and who was recognized as a David Ross Boyd Professor because of his excellent teaching. This scholarship recognizes outstanding doctoral students in Mathematics who plan a career in college or university teaching.

2020: Joseph Randich
2019: Kyle Scarborough
2018: Erin Hausmann, Thomas Lane, Dania Sheaib, Jordan Weibe
2017: Ore Adekoya, Thomas Lane, Elizabeth Pacheco
2016: Martin Carlson, Manami Roy
2015: Long Tran, Tetsuya Yamamoto
2014: Rachel Wright, Tetyana Malysheva
2013: Houssein El Turkey, Scott Thuong
2012: John Paul Cook, Misun Lee
2011: John Paul Cook, Tetsuya Yamamoto
2010: Sarah Marsh, Minsu Kim
2009: Jason Martin, Jana Talley
2008: Catherine Hall, Sarah Marsh
2007: Suyu Li, Jason Martin
2006: Youngju Kim, Junfang Li, Eduardo Martinez
2005: Yelin Ou
2004: Yelin Ou
2003: Daniel Benton, Jay Malmstrom, Taralee Mecham
2002: Bradley Bos, Marius Munteanu
2001: Jay Malmstrom, Jonathan White
2000: Hamide Dogan
1999: Mohamed Allali, Russell Goodman
1998: Trish Bergthold, Hamide Dogan

John Clark Brixey Graduate Scholarship

This fund was established in 1993 and is in honor of John C. Brixey, Sr. (1904-1989), former professor of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma. The purpose of this scholarship is to aid the University of Oklahoma in attracting and retaining outstanding doctoral students in Mathematics.

2020: Connor Davis
2019: Wenwen Li
2018: Martin Carlson, Angie Ellis, Andrew Lutz, Beth Rawlins
2017: Elahe Khalili Samani, Thomas Morgan, Jieru Zhu
2016: Mahesh Sunkula, Shaoyun Yi
2015: Alok Shukla, Jieru Zhu
2014: Ignat Soroko, Salam Turki
2013: Miao Cao, Lynn Greenleaf, Tetsuya Yamamoto
2012: Elizabeth Pacheco, Matt Lynam
2011: Chao Liu, Kashyap Rajeevsarathy
2010: Yoe Herrera Jaramillo, Houssein El Turkey, Ye Li
2009: James Dover, Vera Tonic
2008: James Dover, Suyu Li, Cherith Tucker
2007: Vera Tonic
2006: Suyu Li, Ravi Srinavasan, Andrea Stone
2005: Youngju Kim, Eduardo Martinez, Pedro Olaya
2004: Daniel Benton, Youngju Kim, Eduardo Martinez
2003: Changhoon Lim, Arim Seo, Lina Wu
2002: Laura Munteanu, Pedro Olaya, Arim Seo, Lina Wu
2001: Yelin Ou, Marina Borovikova, Tao Xu, Totrakool Khongsap
2000: Leslie Davidson-Rossier, Russell Goodman, Lei Zeng
1999: Zair Ibragimov, Loudes Juan
1998: Lourdes Juan

Conrad and Ellen Masterson Fellowship in Mathematics

This fund was established in 2019 by Conrad and Ellen Masterson. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote excellence in graduate study in mathematics with a special emphasis on support for original research. Recipients must be regularly enrolled doctoral students in the Mathematics Department with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

2020: Maya Verma, Dustin Gaskins

C. Eugene Springer Mathematics Scholarship

This fund was established in 1989 in honor of Dr. C. Eugene Springer, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics. Dr. Springer was a Rhodes scholar who taught at the University for 41 years prior to his retirement in 1974. An internationally known expert in Differential Geometry, Dr. Springer also served the Department as chairman. Springer Scholars must exhibit outstanding potential in mathematics and plan a career in the mathematical sciences.

2020: Patrick Dynes, Steven Lin, Chih-Kuang Lee

Nancy Scofield Hester Mathematics Scholarship

Mrs. Hester established this fund, as well as the Nancy Hester Presidential Professorship in the OU Department of Mathematics, in 2010. Nancy Scofield Hester graduated from the University of Oklahoma in the mid 1960’s with a degree in mathematics. The scholarship was established to assist graduate or undergraduate students who are making satisfactory progress toward graduation, and need supplemental financial assistance.

2020: Chary Addanki, James Beyer
2019: Ryan Reynolds
2018: Thomas Morgan, Beth Rawlins, Ben Stucky, Siddhesh Wagh
2015: Ashley Berger, Gordon Brown, Julia Jackson, Dania Sheaib
2014: Matthew Lynam, Elizabeth Pacheco
2013: Benjamin Tharp, Jieru Zhu

T. K. Pan Scholarship

This award was established in 1995 by Dorothy and Eugene Wong in memory of her father, T.K. Pan, OU Emeritus faculty and Professor of mathematics, 1953-1975.

2000: Laura Florescu
1999: Laura Florescu, Andrea Stone

MGSA Good Citizen Award

This award was established in 2009 using Mathematics Department Development funds. The award is made by the Mathematics Graduate Students Association and recognizes a Mathematics graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding departmental citizenship in service to their peers and/or to undergraduate Mathematics majors and minors.

2020: Camilo Alvarez
2019: Chih-Kuang Lee
2018: Sandeep Repaka
2012: James Broda, Salam Turki
2011: Lee Lerner
2010: Nancy Ho
2009: Shayna Grove

MGSA Good Mentor Award

This award was established in 2009 using Mathematics Department Development funds. The award is made by the Mathematics Graduate Students Association and recognizes a Mathematics graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship of their peers and/or undergraduate Mathematics majors and minors.

2020: Ryan Reynolds
2019: Manami Roy
2018: Jessica Lajos
2010: Thomas Madsen
2009: Ravi Srinivasan