Sara Nelson Scholarship
Dr. Sara L. Nelson graduated from Georgia State College for Women (now known as Georgia College & State University) in 1926 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in chemistry. After receiving her Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University, she joined the faculty of Georgia College and was a beloved teacher of mathematics until her retirement in 1968. As a result of a generous endowment from Dr. Nelson, the Department of Mathematics awards several scholarships each academic year. The recipients are chosen by the Sara Nelson Scholarship Committee which is comprised of several members of the Department of Mathematics, and the scholarship is deposited into the student’s GC account.
Sara Nelson Application Form (docx)
Outstanding Mathematics Major Award
Every year, the Department of Mathematics selects one of its majors for the Outstanding Math Major award. In so doing, the department wishes to recognize a student who exemplifies the qualities it values in a student’s pursuit of his/her studies in mathematics. Candidates for this award are nominated by the faculty, and the recipient is selected by a vote of the faculty. The award carries a cash prize of $200 funded by the Department of Mathematics.
Joanne Mayberry Mathematics Prize
Joanne Mayberry was a long-time faculty member at Georgia College who was recognized as an expert in the field of mathematics education. The Joanne Mayberry Mathematics Prize was established in memory of Dr. Mayberry to honor her legacy of high academic standards and genuine love and concern for the teaching profession and her students. The Joanne Mayberry Mathematics Prize is awarded each year to an exceptional mathematics student selected by the faculty in the Department of Mathematics. Preference is given to candidates who are likely to pursue a career in mathematics education, including those who plan to pursue an advanced degree in mathematics or mathematics education. The award carries a cash prize of funded by the Math Department’s Joanne Mayberry Math Prize foundation account.