Established in 2020-21 by Padmini Joshi (PhD '69), the Josephine Chanler Scholarship is named in honor of alumna and professor emerita Dr. Josephine Hughes Chanler (MA, '30, PhD '33), an American mathematician specializing in algebraic geometry. It is awarded to undergraduate students based upon GPA and strength of courses.
Born April 7, 1906, in St. Louis, Dr. Chanler graduated from Kentucky State University, then entered graduate school at UIUC, where she was a student of A.B. Coble. After completing her PhD in 1933, she joined the faculty, and remained on the staff until she retired as an assistant professor in 1971. After her retirement, she devoted much time to tutoring students.
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