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
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
2019 - 2020
2018 - 2019
2017 - 2018
2016 - 2017
Raymundo Torres Bravo
2015 - 2016
2014 - 2015
Jennifer Avila Cerros
2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
Hong Yue Wilson
2009 - 2010
Hong Yue Wilson
2008 - 2009
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.
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.
To apply for this award, please submit the following materials by May 14, 2023:
- Copy of unofficial transcript
- Current curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation from UCR mathematics faculty members. Letters 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.
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.