Undergraduate Student Awards

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Bill Carlsen Undergraduate Scholarship in Atmospheric Science
Alice Siu-Fun Leung Awards in Mathematics
Morris and Miriam Marden Award in Mathematics

More undergraduate award opportunities are listed on the general UW-Milwaukee scholarship page.

Bill Carlsen Undergraduate Scholarship in Atmospheric Science

Bill Carlsen

Bill Carlsen, WTMJ weathercaster from 1951–1972, was one of the United States’ first television weathercasters. A scholarship in his name, administered jointly by UWM and WTMJ, has been established in his memory. Atmospheric Science majors at UWM are eligible for the scholarship.

A committee consisting of the Chair of the UWM Mathematical Sciences Department, a representative from WTMJ-TV, and a UWM Atmospheric Sciences professor will review your application. The dollar value of the scholarship is dependent upon available funds. For more information, contact Professor Kahl (414-229-3949; kahl@uwm.edu; EMS W435).


To apply for the scholarship, please send the following to Professor Jon Kahl, kahl@uwm.edu, no later than April 1 for a scholarship during the following academic year:

  1. Your full name, mailing address and email address, current academic standing (junior, senior, ect.), cumulative GPA to date, and the name of a faculty member willing to be contacted as a reference.
  2. Your university transcripts
  3. A statement explaining your interest in this opportunity and why you should be considered for support. The statement should be no longer than two double-spaced pages and should include answers to the following questions:
    • When did your interest in atmospheric science begin?
    • In which area(s) of atmospheric science are you most interested?
    • In what area of atmospheric science do you hope to work after you complete your university studies?

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Alice Siu-Fun Leung Awards in Mathematics

Alice Siu-Fun Leung earned a B.S. Degree with a major in Mathematics from UWM in January, 1973. In her will she donated funds to establish an award for outstanding UWM undergraduate students in Mathematical Sciences.

Applicants must be UWM undergraduate students and should submit

  1. a written statement;
  2. a transcript copy (an unofficial copy is sufficient); and
  3. two letters of support from faculty members.

The statement should be no longer than two pages and should include answers to the following questions:

  • When did your interest in the mathematical science begin?
  • In what area(s) of the mathematical sciences do you hope to work or study after you complete your undergraduate degree?

Applicants should submit the required materials to Professor Kevin McLeod, kevinm@uwm.edu, by May 1, 2014.

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Morris and Miriam Marden Award in Mathematics

The Morris Marden Undergraduate Award will be given for a well-written paper on some aspect or application of mathematics. The paper need not be written specifically for the Marden Award; papers originally written for the capstone requirement, coursework, professional reports, or other reasons are acceptable.

Applicants must be UWM undergraduate students and should submit

  1. a PDF file of the paper and
  2. a letter of support from a faculty member describing the relevence and intellectual merits of the paper.

Applicants to the 2013-2014 award should submit the above files electronically to Professor Chris Hruska (chruska@uwm.edu). The deadline is May 1, 2014.