COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Hacker Scholar - Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Spring 2018

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is offering five Hacker Undergraduate Research Scholarships to support research and creative activities by undergraduate students who are certified within their mathematics major. A scholarship of $2,000 for spring 2018 tuition will be granted to qualifying undergraduate students. Each student will continue or initiate a research or creative project, under the guidance of a regular (tenured, tenure-track or clinical) faculty member, or members, within the department. Toward the end of spring 2018 recipients will create a research poster and present it during the department's annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony that will be held on April 26th, 2018. This scholarship is named after Sidney G. Hacker, a longtime faculty member and department chair who was instrumental in establishing the PhD program in mathematics at WSU.

Application Deadline:   Wednesday, November 29, 2017

General Guidelines
The scholarship application should be three pages in length.

Page 1

The applicant must provide a one-page description of the proposed research/scholarly/creative activity as outlined below.

  1. What is the proposed project and your part in it?
  2. What is the rationale for this project?
  3. If this is an ongoing project, what are the results of your pilot studies or previous experiences that support the proposed project?

Page 2
  • The sponsoring faculty mentor, or mentors, must address the following question in a one-page statement of support.
  • Do you agree to support and actively supervise the research or creative activity proposed by this undergraduate student?

  • A signature of the sponsoring faculty member, or members, needs to be included in the statement of support.
Page 3
  • The applicant must provide a one-page resume that includes but is not limited to: the applicant’s name, WSU ID number, mailing address (local, permanent, and departmental), telephone number (local, permanent, and departmental), email address, academic accomplishments (including cumulative and current GPA) and anticipated date of graduation.
  1. The department wants more of its majors to have undergraduate research/creative experiences. Therefore, preference will be given to those applicants who have not been previously funded for undergraduate research by the department.
  2. Successful applicants will be required to submit their research outcomes in the form of a research poster. The poster must be delivered to Neill Hall room 103 by Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 5:00pm in order to be reviewed. Students will present their poster at the department's annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony on April 26th, 2018.

Submit the three-page proposal to Molly Clayton at before November 29, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the Hacker Undergraduate Research Scholarship please email V.S. “Mano” Manoranjan at