Mathematics Alumni Scholarship
June 01, 2017
Tatyana Benko ’18, has been selected by the faculty of the department for the Mathematics Alumni Scholarship for 2017 - 18.
Anthony Utehs ’17, was selected for this scholarship for 2016-17.
The premier award funded by mathematics alumni, this scholarship supports an outstanding mathematics major, regardless of class standing, who has shown exceptional promise in the field of mathematics.
This need-based Scholarship is awarded annually to a mathematics major 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.
Tatyana was very appreciative and had this to say.
“Thank you to the Mathematics department and the all of the mathematics alumni who contributed, for this scholarship and recognition. The Mathematics department and the people there have had a strong and lasting impact on me personally and on my college career. The faculty and students create such a supportive, welcoming, and challenging environment and I am grateful to be a part of it. I am very appreciative to be around these people who have a lifelong love of learning. My classes and the faculty have given me the foundation and inspiration to tackle difficult math problems, and thus have greatly advanced my academic career. And my fellow students have continually encouraged me with their enthusiasm for cooperative learning.”
Anthony was also appreciative and said:
“I am so glad to have been a part of the Lewis & Clark math department. I came to college with no interest in being a math major, or majoring in any STEM field for that matter. But the passionate professors showed me how beautiful the world of mathematics is. In addition to the many classes I took, I had so many impactful discussions with professors during office hours. As a first generation college student, the encouragement I received from all the math department professors was so important for exposing me to math and motivating me to pursue it further. I am honored to be recognized by a department of mathematicians so dedicated to scholarship and teaching.”