Undergraduate Honors, Awards, Scholarships and Competitions

There are a variety of department- and university-wide honors, awards, prizes, and competitions available for mathematics undergraduate students.

Robert Noyce Scholarship Program

The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, encourages talented students in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) to become K-12 science and math teachers. On this campus Noyce Scholarships provide funds for undergraduate math majors with a secondary education minor and post-baccalaureate students holding a STEM degree to earn a teaching credential in return for a commitment to teach mathematics in a high-need school district. Noyce Scholarships require two years of teaching for each year of financial support.

Department Prizes and Awards

The Department of Mathematics recognizes outstanding undergraduate students by awarding prizes annually for exceptional work. 

Department Scholarships

The Department of Mathematics awards scholarships to enable and encourage undergraduate mathematics students to pursue a superb education at Illinois.

Mathematics Competitions

The U of I Department of Mathematics has an extensive program of mathematics competitions that includes three local math contests (U of I Undergraduate Math Contest, U of I Freshman Math Contest, and U of I Mock Putnam Exam), participation in the nationwide William Lowell Putnam Competition, and Putnam training sessions.

Pi Mu Epsilon

Pi Mu Epsilon is a national honor society for the field of mathematics.

Graduation with Departmental Distinction

Requirements for graduation with departmental distinction.

Campus and College Honors and Awards