Scholarships

Calculus ClassLander students are eligible to apply for academic scholarships, work-study jobs and loans through the Office of Financial Aid. The Department of Mathematics and Computing also offers several scholarships, including scholarships for freshmen and transfer students.

Departmental scholarships are made available to students majoring in computer and information systems and mathematics through the gifts and generosity of faculty, staff, and friends of Lander University.

For general university or state scholarship information visit Lander's Office of Financial Aid. Note: Some scholarships are renewable and may not be available on an annual basis.

Application Process

A number of scholarships are available to students majoring in computer information systems, computer information systems or mathematics engineering, and mathematics. These scholarships are made available through the gifts and generosity of faculty and friends of Lander University.

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to apply for computer information systems, engineering or mathematics scholarships, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 1100 on the SAT (or 24 on the ACT) and excellent academic grades in high school courses
  • Have completed an application for admission to Lander University with a major declared in the area required by the scholarship(s) for which he or she is applying.
  • Have completed at least three years of high school mathematics, including two years of algebra and one year of geometry
  • Other criteria used in awarding the scholarships outlined in the online link below may include county of residence and major
Applications:

All applicants should complete the application form and submit it to his/her guidance counselor for a recommendation and evaluation. The applications should be sent to the following address:

Ms. Gina P. Dunn, Department Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computing
320 Stanley Ave.
Lander University
Greenwood, SC 29649

Scholarship Application
Download the Mathematics and Computing Scholarships Application. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Department of Mathematics and Computing for awards. Please direct questions about scholarships to Diane Burkhamer, email dburkhamer@lander.edu or call (864) 388-8137.

Scholarships Include:

  • Alumni Scholarships – The Lander University Alumni Association provides fourteen scholarships (one per department) each year for students with academic ability and financial need. The scholarship follows the student through his/her entire college career. The association also gives an athletic scholarship each year.
  • Helen Rodgers Baker Mathematics Scholarship – Established in 1987 by Mr. And Mrs. Paul L. Baker (Helen Rodgers Baker, Class of 1940). Scholarships, from fund income, will be awarded annually to at least one chemistry major and one math major who reside in one of the following counties: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry or Saluda and who are capable of pursuing and acquiring a degree in the areas of chemistry and/or mathematics.
  • Howard Booth (Engineering – Math) – Established in 1992 by Martha Ellen Ashley Booth in memory of her husband, Howard R. Booth, a 1938 honor graduate of Newark College of Engineering, Newark, New Jersey. Scholarship will be awarded annually from fund income to a student in one of the engineering dual-degree programs. The recipient will be selected by a vote of the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Computing. The basis for selection is academic excellence, promise in engineering, and good character. Scholarship will be continued throughout the Lander and Clemson program provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPR.
  • Computer Information Systems Scholarship – Established in 1988 at the initiative of members of the CIS faculty. One or more academic scholarships will be awarded to CIS majors. Selection will be made by the CIS faculty, based on promise in the major.
  • Fuji Scholarship – Established in 1992 by Fuji Photo Film, Inc. Awarded each year to an entering freshman. Recipients must be graduates of a public or private high school in Greenwood County. Recipients who are majoring in the sciences or an engineering-related field must be given preference; if no such student exists, the recipient can be a major in any field. Selection will be made by the University primarily on the basis of academic ability, but financial need should also be considered. Any recipient who maintains a GPA of 3.0 and remains a science major can renew the scholarship for up to four years. Applicants for the scholarship must make a minimum of 1100 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT. 
  • Thomas Leslie Hughston, Sr. Scholarship – Established in the year 2000, the scholarship is named in honor of Thomas Leslie Hughston, Sr. A 1928 Clemson College graduate, Mr. Hughston practiced civil engineering in the U.S. Navy, and in the states of Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. The engineering community recognizes him for his commitment to excellence in engineering. The scholarship in his name is established to promote the development of engineers through the dual degree program in mathematics and engineering of Lander/Clemson University. The scholarship may be awarded annually to student(s) in the Lander/Clemson dual degree program in mathematics/engineering. Applications are accepted from students classified as Lander University entering freshmen through senior class members who are completing an engineering degree at Clemson University. The scholarship selection committee as established by the initial gift for this scholarship will select the recipient(s). The basis for awarding the scholarship will be the applicant’s potential for success in the study and practice of engineering. An applicant’s financial need will be considered.
  • Sherman L. Prosser Computer Information Systems Scholarship – Established in 1992 in honor of Sherman L. Prosser, associate professor of computer science at Lander. Scholarship will be awarded annually from fund income to an incoming freshman student. Scholarship will not be renewable. Selection will be made by the CIS faculty, based on promise in the major.
  • Whatley-Southerland Mathematics Teaching Scholarship – Established in 2000 by Dr. Christian and Mrs. Angie Southerland Wypasek in memory of her grandmothers Lina White Whatley and Suda Norris Southerland Stephenson. Scholarship to be awarded from fund income to a rising junior mathematics major with high moral character who demonstrates financial need and is seeking teacher certification. Preference will be given to a South Carolina resident. Scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPR.
  • The Jerry D. Wilson Scholarship for Excellence in Science – Established in 1995 by Dr. Jerry D. Wilson, faculty emeritus, and his wife, Sandy. A full tuition scholarship will be awarded to a student in either the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences or the Department of Mathematics and Computing. Selection is based on academic promise and financial need. Scholarships are renewable provided student maintains full-time status with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Zeigler-Gregg Mathematics Scholarship – Established in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. James R. Gregg (Carroll Zeigler, Class of 1944). Scholarships will be awarded annually to students showing proficiency and promise in mathematics.