Undergraduate Awards 2009:
Senior G.E. Prize for Honors Mathematics Majors (A monetary gift from the General Electric Foundation, awarded to senior honors major in the Department of Mathematics who, in the opinion of the members of the faculty, excelled in mathematics in the senior year) 2009 winner: Andrew Manion
Senior GE Prize for Mathematics Majors (A monetary gift from the General Electric Foundation, awarded to senior major in the Department of Mathematics who, in the opinion of the members of the faculty, excelled in mathematics in the senior year) 2009 winner: Meagan Pitluck
Aumann Prize for First Year Students in Mathematics (A prize given by Ms. Monika Caradonna in honor of her father, Professor Georg Aumann, awarded competitively to a first year honors mathematics student on the basis of recommendations made by the faculty.) 2009 winners: James Bulger and Jennifer Smith
Norman and Beatrice Haaser Mathematics Scholarships (Scholarships, made possible by the generosity of the late Professor and Mrs. Haaser, awarded to worthy, needy students majoring in mathematics) 2009 winners: Jack Enyeart, Dennis Goebel, Samuel Hovland and Christina Jamroz
J & C Sophomore Mathematics Award Exemplary performance in Mathematics classes by a non-honors Math major sophomore Female or Minority student. (“Minority” means African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American). *2009 winner: Jessica Hedrich *
George Kolettis Award in Mathematics (An award established by friends of the late Professor George Kolettis, for a graduating senior who excelled in mathematics and contributed notably to the esprit de corps of the mathematics student body. 2009 winner: Kaitlyn Moran
Robert P. Balles University of Notre Dame Mathematics Scholar. Robert P. Balles is a retired California Community College mathematics professor, retired businessman, and private investor. His mission is to recognize and reward the most outstanding mathematics majors entering their senior year at the University of Notre Dame. 2009 winners: Honors: Andrew Manion, Math Major: Thomas Rehagen
Senior honors math major Andrew Manion has just received a Churchill Scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation. He is one of only 12 winners this year nationwide.
The scholarship is tenable at the University of Cambridge and covers all tuition and fees as well as a generous living stipend, totaling approximating $50,000. Manion will complete Part III of the Tripos, which is essentially a master’s degree in mathematics at Cambridge University. He then plans to pursue a PhD in Mathematics.
Established in 1959, the Winston Churchill Foundation was founded by American friends of Churchill, who wanted to fulfill his wish of always having young American graduate students at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. The Foundation’s scholarship program offers American citizens of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at Cambridge.
This is the 35th national fellowship received by a Notre Dame honors math major since 1990; thirty-three of these students have been members of SUMR (Seminar for Undergraduate Mathematics Research). Manion has also been a member of SUMR. Manion is completing an honors senior thesis with Jeff Diller, associate professor of mathematics.