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The Ketchersid Scholarship

To be a viable prospect for The Ketchersid  Scholarship, one must:

  • Be a UCR majors within Mathematics (Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Mathematics for Secondary Teachers) with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be from either Riverside or San Bernardino counties.
  • Be able to show their financial need for this scholarship.
  • Have a current and accurate FAFSA form on file. The Financial Aid Office will use this form to verify an applicant's financial need for this scholarship.
  • Write a 250 to 500 word essay describing your mathematical accomplishments and goals, to be submitted with the application (your essay will be uploaded as either a word or pdf file). The essay is your chance to communicate and demonstrate why you need and deserve this scholarship. Be sure to outline the reasons for your need and want of this financial/educational opportunity.
  • Follow the link to fill out the application-form: Ketchersid Scholarship Application Form



2022 - 2023 Award Recipients

       Batool Abdaljawad      
         Angel Colli          
      Maritssa Nolasco         
Reed Vargo
Dabin Kim
Shelby Wong
Leo Yoo
Cristian Herrera



Past Winners/Recipients of the Ketchersid Scholarship

Winners of the Ketchersid Scholarship are chosen out of many eligible applicants. Several stand out students are chosen based on their academic achievements and their financial need which each student demonstrates in their submitted essay. The UCR Math Department's continued congratulations go to the math undergraduates listed below.

  • 2021 - 2022
    Laura De La Torre-Nava
    Giang Do
    Mayra Galicia
    Nellie Garcia
    Maritssa Nolasco
    Reed Vargo
  • 2019 - 2020
    Christopher Chebat
    Lisel Dayot
    Michelle Dinh
    Sadaf Kadir
    Jacqueline Nguyen
    John Palacios
    Karina Rios
    Angela Su
  • 2018 - 2019
    Esli Brito-Delgado
    Christopher Chebat
    Lisel Dayot
    Ayleen Ortiz
    John Palacios
    Monica Rico
    Karina Rios
    Ryan Vargo
  • 2017 - 2018
    Jasmine Morales
    Eva-Christin Schwesig
    Brenda Bravo
    Ryan Vargo
    Ricardo Aguila
    Monica Rico
    Paige Helms
    Rayanatou Keita
  • 2016 - 2017
    Adam Anaya
    Brenda Bravo
    Raymundo Torres Bravo
    Vanessa Hernandez
    Jamie Madrigal
    Monica Rico
    Angela Richarte
    Trang Tran
  • 2015 - 2016
    Savannah Sprague
    Sy Flores
    Vanessa Hernandez
    Monica Rico
    Peter Torres
    Guadalupe Gonzalez
    Angela Richarte
  • 2014 - 2015
    Samuel Aldaco
    Jennifer Oh
    Alyjohn Iling
    Hyunsang Im
    Nou Vang
    Jennifer Avila Cerros
    Joshua Bhatnagar
    Coral Chaney
  • 2012 - 2013
    Amanda Hoisington
    William Avila
    Bailey Yuan
    Coral Chaney
    Michelle Nuno
    Roger Quatch
    Quang Vo
    Amber Ludwig
    Jonathan Meir
  • 2011 - 2012
    Coral Chaney
    Nisreen Gabaji
    Michelle Black
    Roger Quach
    Ashley Gregory
    Amanda Hoisington
    Emad Totari
    Khoa Tran
    Alex Owens
    Monika Ujkic
  • 2010 - 2011
    Mar Ni
    Nisreen Gabaji
    Hong Yue Wilson
    Coral Chaney
    Matthew Cheng
    Emad Totari
    Leo Vu
    Adam Tatum
    Sork Chor
    Monika Ujkic
    Kaitlin Giacalone
    Nastazha Sneed
    Jonathan Mejer
  • 2009 - 2010
    Matthew Cheng
    Mar Ni
    Karina Rodriguez
    Hong Yue Wilson
    Nisreen Gabaji
    Emad Totari
    Ivy Nguyen
  • 2008 - 2009
    Joseph Adams
    Raymond Herzog
    Jeffrey Wand
    Laura Avina
    Xuan Li
    Jacob Ochsner
    Hong Yue Wilson

The Bosch Prize


History and Purpose:

Barbara Bosch wishes to establish a current restricted fund with the UC Riverside Foundation, a California non-profit corporation, with the conditions and purposes contained in this document. The name of the fund shall be the Deborah K. Bosch Memorial Mathematics Award Fund ("Fund"), in memory of her twin sister. The donor intends to make regular contributions to the Fund until such time that it is endowed. Dr. Deborah K. Bosch graduated in 1979 from UCR with a B.S. in Mathematics. She attended Stanford University, where she received a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems. For more than two decades, Deborah was a management consultant nationally and internationally. She volunteered her time and skills in support of educational programs and also to community development organizations in Africa. Deborah was a wonderfully kind person who placed great value on education. Deborah passed away on June 23, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.


Selection and Guidelines:

  • Student shall be a UCR full-time senior.
  • Must be a math major.
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics and exception mathematical aptitude.
  • The student must be a prospect for a career field that utilizes mathematics.
  • It is the Donor's preference that the recipient be female.

Mathematics Department Chairperson selects the recipient from the top academic students in the department yearly. There is no application process for this award.


The 2022 - 2023 Bosch Prize Award winners are Asha Pantula and Minal Walvekar.

  • Asha Pantula won for her outstanding course work and interest in Modern Algebra. In the fall, she will attend UC Irvine to pursue a Masters degree in Statistics and a career in education.
  • Minal Walvekar won for her dedication and hard work both in a differential equation course and undergraduate research. She will also attend UC Irvine in the fall and will pursue a Masters in Data Science at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.


Bosch Prize Winners - Continued Congratulations go to...

Bryce-Mason Award in Mathematics Background

With deep appreciation for his outstanding educational experience at UCR, Dr. Bryce Mason has created an endowed award to support undergraduate students who have exhibited passion for and excellence in mathematics. Bryce found that the rigor required for the study of mathematics greatly improved his reasoning and critical thinking, which have been beneficial throughout his life and career. He also fondly recalls a warm, collegial learning environment made by faculty and fellow students. Bryce hopes that the recipients of this award will similarly enjoy and benefit from their mathematical journey.

An alumnus of UCR (Class of 2001), Bryce earned a B.S. in Mathematics with highest honors and was recognized with the Best Graduating Mathematics Major Award for that class. After UCR, Bryce continued his education in a more applied field, earning a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School in 2005. He has primarily worked in higher education in the field of lnstitutional Research, first as a Research Analyst at UCR, then as Director of lnstitutional Research at Loyola Marymount University, and subsequently again at UCR as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research. Bryce has also served as the Vice President and President of the California Association for Institutional Research, a statewide professional association.


Eligible Students Shall Be:

  • Mathematics majors.
  • Continuing juniors at the time of the selection process (beginning their senior year at the time of award disbursement).
  • Deemed by the faculty of the Department of Mathematics to have exhibited excellence in: the study of mathematics and to have contributed to a positive learning environment.


Application Process

To apply for this award, please submit the following materials by May 21st, 2024:

  1. Copy of unofficial transcript
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. At least one letter of recommendation, preferably two, from UCR Mathematics faculty member(s). The letter(s) will be requested electronically by the department once the contact information is provided on the application.  

All materials should be submitted via our ONLINE APPLICATION HERE.

To Donate

Click here to donate to the Bryce Mason Award

2022 - 2023 Award Recipient

The 2022-23 Bryce-Mason award is made to Jason Palos, who has excelled in a wide range of Mathematics classes including Topology and Algebra, as well as a computer algebra project, and who has also been noted as an outstanding collaborator who inspires his classmates.


Past Recipients

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