Math Scholarship Recipient
April 20, 2017
Karlie Schwartzwald ’18, from Eugene, OR, was recently awarded the Christine Fredricks Smith Memorial Scholarship, the College’s most prestigious award exclusively for mathematics majors. This Scholarship was established through a gift from Professor Emeritus Greg Fredricks in memory of his daughter, who graduated from the College in 1992 and was killed in an airplane crash in 2007.
This need-based Scholarship is awarded annually to a mathematics major with Junior or Senior standing and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.500. The faculty of the Department of Mathematical Sciences select the recipient based on the candidates’ academic abilities and contributions to the life of the Department.
Karlie was very appreciative and had this to say.
“I’m incredibly honored to be receiving this award from Professor Fredricks and the Mathematics department. To be recognized like this by the people I admire the most means the world to me. As a non-traditional student this honor is especially great, as I have had so little support in my mathematics journey prior to coming to Lewis and Clark. I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for scholarships like this one, as well as the huge amount of support that this community provides. I am so blessed to be a part of this department, and I am truly grateful for the hard work, dedication, and amazing support of the faculty and students. This community of scholars has made a huge difference in my life both personally and as a mathematician, and I am forever grateful for this opportunity and recognition.”