The following awards are given by the Mathematics department to outstanding students in the spring of each year. Selections are based on faculty nominations.
Thelma Abell Prize
Established in 1996, this prize rewards either undergraduate or graduate students who intend to teach at the high school level, have high scholastic merit, and demonstrate financial need.
Ruth E. Gilliatt Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Harold, Donald, Paul, and David Gilliatt, this scholarship is a memorial to their sister, whose outstanding achievements reflect her hard work and dedication to education. The Gilliatt Scholarship is awarded to a student in mathematics who has performed at the highest level in a rigorous curriculum.
Trula Sidwell Hardy Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 1993 by Trula Sidwell Hardy, a 1924 graduate with a B.A. in Mathematics. The fund was created to support students in the Mathematics Department.
Cora B. Hennel Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1958 by Cecilia Hennel Hendricks as a memorial to her sister. In 1912, Cora Hennel received the first Ph.D. awarded in Mathematics at Indiana University. Throughout her 42-year career at Indiana, Professor Hennel was known for her love of learning, excellent teaching, and commitment to being an advisor and friend to students. Hennel Scholarships are awarded to worthy students who have demonstrated high ability in mathematics.
Rainard Benton Robbins Prize in Mathematics
This prize was established in 1951 by Helen S. Robbins in memory of her husband, who received his A.B. and A.M. in Mathematics from Indiana (1909, 1910) and his Ph.D. from Harvard (1914). The Robbins Prize is given to a student who shows promise in the study of mathematics.
Marie S. Wilcox Scholarship
This scholarship was stablished in 1981 by Marie S. Wilcox. After graduating from Indiana University, Mrs. Wilcox distinguished herself as a teacher, lecturer, and author. For many years, she also directed Indiana University’s Summer Institute for Teachers of Mathematics. The Wilcox Scholarship was established to recognize students who demonstrate a deep understanding and appreciation of mathematics and who maintain a record of high academic achievement.