Scholarships

College of Science and Mathematics

Graduate

Novartis Graduate Scholarship
Amount:
  • Spring 2015 semester: $1,400 operating expenses
  • Summer 2015 $ 6,000 research stipend, assuming no funding through another source
  • AY 2015-16 $ 2,500 operating expenses
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
Criteria:
  • Full-time graduate student in a relevant master’s program in CSAM: MS Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, MS Biochemistry, MS Chemistry or MS Molecular Biology
  • Commitment to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Prior appropriate work experience, internship or research, etc. with supporting letter(s) of recommendation helpful
  • Award will be based on merit in accordance with the admission requirements as outlined by the program
Application Process:
The following need to be submitted electronically to Dr. Jinan Jaber, Associate Dean - College of Science and Mathematics at jaberj@mail.montclair.edu:
  • A completed Novartis Scholarship Application
  • A precise and concise statement (not to exceed 2 pages) of interest in a career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Copy(ies) of all college-level transcript(s)
  • Letter of recommendation from a research mentor, academic advisor, or a department chair
  • Research proposal in a field relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and destined to be converted into the student’s master’s thesis
Expectations:
  • Maintain full time status with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 with no grade below a B
  • Be actively involved in the next PharmFest, pharma related activities and selected activities on the Novartis campus and will be eligible for and encouraged to participate in internships at Novartis
  • Participate in an MSU-based student research symposium plus contribute a research presentation at least one professional conference
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
Amount: $5,000
Application Deadline: TBA
Criteria:
  1. The Graduate Summer Research Fellowship is available to MA/MS students in CSAM who are completing their first year of a research-based thesis program.
  2. Students should submit a two-page research proposal, with summer goals/timeline. This proposal must include full contact information including phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  3. Students should submit courses/grades from first year (unofficial transcript suffice plus predictions of grades in courses currently being taken can be appended as a separate list).
  4. Students should obtain and submit a letter of support from her or his faculty thesis advisor/mentor including a statement that research will take place with the mentor over this coming summer.
  5. Applications should be submitted directly to the Dean’s Office, Richardson Hall Room 263.
  6. The recipient and her/his mentor will be notified via e-mail. Please note that the mentor and the awardee(s) will be invited and recognized at the CSAM Awards and Recognition event sometime in May.
Mrs. Margaret Sokol has provided CSAM students with an opportunity to advance their education. The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship will provide a $5,000.00 stipend to a talented M.S. or M.A. graduate student to conduct research on their thesis at MSU during the summer.
Any CSAM science graduate student who has completed one year of graduate study, is working on a research thesis, and will return to MSU for the fall semester is eligible to apply.
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship in Science
Amount: $10,000
Application Deadline: TBA
Criteria: 

The Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship in Science is a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) award to a graduating natural science major from the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM) at Montclair State University who will pursue formal, full-time graduate study leading to a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree at an accredited institution of higher learning. This award will be restricted to students in the disciplines of Biology, Molecular Biology, Geoscience, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry. Each year one graduating senior will be selected to receive one of these $10,000 Fellowships. Applications will be reviewed following the fall semester and announcement of the award will be made in the spring each year.
 
The recipient of the award will be given a $5,000 stipend upon verification of enrollment for the first year of graduate study, and the additional $5,000 when she/he verifies that approximately half of the graduate program has been completed. The second $5,000 portion will be placed in trust in an interest bearing account. The recipient will receive both the principal and interest at the time of the second award. In the event that the Fellow does not continue in the graduate program, the second award will not be granted and the money will be returned to the fund at Montclair State University.
 
Candidates for the award must have completed at least 60 semester hours at Montclair State University with at least 24 semester hours completed in their natural science major at Montclair State University by graduation. Candidates must submit formal application to the Department Chair on the form provided. Each department chair may nominate no more than one applicant in each discipline to the Dean, who will consult with the CSAM department chairs prior to making a determination of the award recipient.
Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Scholarships
Amount: $1,500 to $7,000 per year
The Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Graduate Scholarships are available to qualified new graduate students who have not previously earned a master's degree. To be eligible, students must be fully matriculated into a graduate degree program either on a full- or part-time basis by the time the Scholarship is awarded. The scholarships will provide tuition for 2 semesters for a maximum of 24 semester credits for full-time students and 12 credits for part-time students. Recipients must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average each semester of the award.
Application Deadline: TBA
For full details and an online application for this scholarship, please visit the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Scholarships website.

Mathematical Sciences

Undergraduate

Max A. Sobel Fellowship
Amount: Amount and frequency varies.
Criteria: Graduate student in mathematics education nominated by mathematics education faculty.
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Helen M. Roberts Mathematical Sciences
John C. Stone Fund
Amount: Varies
Criteria: Mathematics or computer science major recommended by a Mathematical Sciences Department faculty with chairperson's approval.
Contact: Chairperson, Dr. Helen M. Roberts Mathematical Sciences
Audrey Vincentz Leef Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria: Fully matriculated full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled in at least one mathematics course. Candidates must provide evidence of financial need and must have completed the New Jersey Financial Aid form with results on file at MSU.
Contact: Chair, Dr. Helen M. Roberts Mathematical Sciences Department
Robert Garfunkel Mathematics Fund 
Amount: Varies
Criteria: Accomplished freshman and/or sophomore students majoring in mathematics.
Contact: Chair, Dr. Helen M. Roberts Mathematical Sciences Department
Physics Award
Amount: $100
Criteria: Outstanding undergraduate physics major
Contact: Physics Coordinators, Dr. Helen M. Roberts Mathematical Sciences Department
Richard Hodson Scholarship
Amount: $100
Criteria: Outstanding undergraduate physics major.
Contact: Physics Coordinators, Dr. Helen M. Roberts Mathematical Sciences Department
Dr. Elton Robertson Technology Award
Amount: $1,500 annually for each recipient
Criteria: Full-time Math majors enrolled in Teacher Certification program, good academic standing, financial need will be considered, have completed 85 credits toward their degree.
Download full details and application: Elton Robertson Tech Award.pdf

Graduate

Audrey Vincentz Leef Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria: Fully matriculated full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in at least one mathematics course. Candidates must provide evidence of financial need and must have completed the New Jersey Financial Aid form with results on file at MSU.
Contact: Chair, Dr. Helen M. Roberts.
Mathematical Sciences Department Max A. Sobel Fellowship
Amount: Amount and frequency varies.
Criteria: Graduate student in mathematics education; nominated by mathematics education faculty.
Contact: Chair, Dr. Helen M. Roberts.
Mathematical Sciences Department Westerdahl Scholarship
Amount: Tuition wavier and book/equipment/travel awards (maximum of 4 courses)
Criteria: Awards are for graduate education in mathematics and/or mathematics education.
Contact: Graduate Advisor, Mathematics Graduate Advisor.