Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Scholarships and Aid

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has funds available for partial scholarships based on academic excellence.

Click below for the application form and send the completed form to the Mathematics and Statistics Department secretary by February 15, 2013.

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  • REGENTS SCHOLARSHIPS for University Residence Halls are now available.
  • FERGUSON SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants must apply through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • FRESHMAN AWARD: Runner-up University Scholars who plan to major in mathematics are eligible for this award.
  • FERGUSON SCHOLAR: The SFASU student receiving the highest score in the annual Putnam Competition and ranking in the upper 50% nationally is granted this award.
  • THE OUTSTANDING MATHEMATICS SENIOR AWARD: An award of $200 given each spring to the highest ranking senior mathematics major.
  • PI MU EPSILON AWARD: An award covering the initiation costs is granted to each new member of the Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society.


Applicants must apply through the SFASU electronic scholarship application system.
  • HURD SCHOLARSHIP:These funds are awarded to students needing financial assistance who are majoring in mathematics and have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better, and a 2.8 (3.0 required of graduate students) or better in mathematics.
  • JOE A. NEEL MEMORIAL MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIP:The Mathematics Scholarship Committee presents this award with preference given to junior or senior mathematics majors with high academic standing.
  • R. B. and MARY PINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:The recipient of this scholarship is a student with an outstanding high school scholastic record who intends to major in mathematics.


  • MATHEMATICS CENTER:Students with a strong background in mathematics through the first course in calculus may apply to the Mathematics Center Director for a tutor position in the Center.
  • MATH LAB:Students with a strong background in mathematics through Algebra and Math 128 (a course designed for the elementary teacher), may apply to the Math Lab Program Director in the Academic Assistance and Resource Center (AARC) for a position as tutor for students who have not passed the mathematics part of the TASP program.
  • MATHEMATICS GRADERS:Mathematics majors and minors with a strong background in mathematics through Analytic Geometry may apply to the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for a position as grader in the Department.


Applications for financial aid are available in January to apply for aid for the following fall and spring semesters. Scholarship applications must be filed with the financial aid office no later than February 1. For priority considerations, applicants for financial aid should complete their financial aid application by April 1. Financial aid programs in which Stephen F. Austin State University participates include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Leveraging Educational Assistance Program, Texas Grant Program, Texas Public Education Grant, Federal Work-Study Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Family Educational Loan Program (Stafford Loans), and the Hinson-Hazlewood Student Loan Program.

Consideration for the above programs require need analysis. This process begins with the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and typically takes four to six weeks to complete. Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including satisfactory academic progress, to receive financial aid from federal and state programs.

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Parent Loans, short-term emergency loans and University scholarships may be available to students who do not demonstrate financial need.

Students who wish to work on-campus while attending Stephen F. Austin State University must register in the Student Employment Center, third floor of the Rusk Building.

Students who receive financial aid and withdraw from the university or receive all QF's for the semester aid was received will be subject to a return of financial aid. Please see the Return of Funds by Financial Aid Recipients Policy.

All inquiries concerning student aid should be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid, P.O. Box 13052, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3052.

The Student Financial Aid Office is located in Room 110 of the Austin Building. The office assists students in finding grants, loans, employment, and scholarships.

* Reprinted from the SFASU General Bulletin