Information regarding scholarships specific to the department of Mathematical Sciences can be found below.
In 1995, the department started soliciting contributions to a scholarship fund. The ultimate purpose of the fund was to provide financial assistance to worthy mathematics majors. Through the generous contributions of Mary and Russ Bedell, and Alice and Arthur Zamanakas, we have begun to offer significant scholarships to our mathematics majors. In addition, several other contributions has made it possible to offer book awards that provide motivation for our increasing base of math majors. Any additional contributions, large or small, would be appreciated. To contribute, you can send a check payable to" Mathematical Sciences Scholarship Fund" to the following address:
Mathematical Sciences Scholarship Fund
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA 01854
Don't forget matching funds from your employer.
Provides scholarships to students majoring in math. Must be a sophomore, junior or senior with financial need. Preference to students from the City of Lowell. This scholarship was established by Mr. Thomas Fleming.
The Hall Fund was established to perpetuate the spirit of the late Professor Mary Hall. Book awards are made to students who excel in the calculus sequence.
Meryl Streep at the Tsongas Center in 2014 for the event that helped establish the Joan Hertzberg Endowed Scholarship.
In 2014, Meryl Streep appeared on the UMass Lowell campus and generously donated proceeds of the event to two scholarship funds. One, in her name, is awarded to English majors and a second, the Joan Hertzberg Endowed Scholarship, supports students who excel in math as did the fund's namesake, a former classmate of Streep's. Learn more.
Mary and Russ Bedell presented the first annual Richardson/Bedell Scholarship to Gregory T. Von Nessi ('01) on May 11, 2000.
Mary (Richardson) Bedell and Russell Bedell, both Class of 1981, established the Richardson/Bedell Scholarship Fund in 1999. Interest from the fund goes toward merit scholarships for mathematics majors who have excelled for at least two years at UMass Lowell.
Bernard and Yana Shapiro
A $1,000 merit scholarship is awarded annually from the Professor Bernard and Yana Shapiro Endowed Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is for a Math major who will be completing his/her sophomore or junior year. The selectee is chosen by the Math Department Scholarship Committee annually at the end of the spring semester.
Professor Shapiro started his UMass Lowell teaching career in 1962 and retired from the Math Dept. in 1996. He continued on a part-time basis as an evening supervisor in Continuing Studies, advising students and giving exit interviews to graduating students. He passed away in 2016.
His wife, Yana Shapiro, had worked in Continuing Studies from 1975 until her retirement in 1996 and continues working there on a part-time basis.
Mr. Arthur Zamanakos is seated with his wife, Alice, at his right. They are chatting with Raj Prasad, James ("Kiwi") Graham-Eagle, and a math major.
The Arthur Zamanakos Scholarships are awarded to students selected by the University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Mathematics Scholarship Committee. The Committee will award scholarships as follows: