The Mathematics Department oversees the awarding of the following scholarships. These are the

**Robert A. Fratangelo Memorial Scholarship**,**Stuart R. Porter & Joyce R. Porter Endowed Scholarship**,**Jan Z. Wiranowski Endowed Renaissance Scholarships**,**Jan Z. Wiranowski Endowed Humanism of Hope Scholarship**, and**Beyond the Formula Statistics Scholarship**.- The department also serves as a contact for information and recommendations for awards and scholarships designed for students who are graduating from Monroe Community College and plan to continue their studies in mathematics or a math-related field. These NYSMATYC awards are offered by the
**New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges**(NYSMATYC).

Completed applications with essays and recommendations are due in the Mathematics Department Office (8-510)** no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014.**

**Robert A. Fratangelo Memorial Scholarship**

Professor Robert A. Fratangelo was a founding member of the Monroe Community College Mathematics Department; he was a dedicated teacher, humanitarian, counselor, mentor, friend, and confidante. In 1989, Monroe Community College recognized Professor Fratangelo for these qualities by making him the recipient of the Wesley T. Hanson Award for teaching excellence. He co-authored several college mathematics textbooks and inspired many students to become mathematics teachers.

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and honor a mathematics student at Monroe Community College who plans to continue studying mathematics and will pursue a career in mathematics or a mathematics-related field with an award of up to $2,500.00.

ELIGIBILITY

- Must be a student currently enrolled at Monroe Community College
- Must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours at Monroe Community College
- Must have successfully completed at least 4 credit hours of mathematics at a level of Calculus I or higher, and must be currently enrolled in a mathematics course at Monroe Community College

*or*must have completed at least 8 credit hours of mathematics at a level of Calculus I or higher. - Must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.7 or higher
- Must have a mathematics G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
- Must be planning on an academic major in mathematics, mathematics education, or a mathematics-related field

The application must be accompanied by the applicant's essay; two letters of recommendation from Monroe Community College faculty, with at least one from a mathematics professor; and transcripts containing grades for mathematics courses or area of specialization courses not taken at Monroe Community College.

Applications are also available in the Mathematics Department Office (8-510). Completed applications with essays and recommendations are due in the Mathematics Department Office (8-510)** no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014.**

For further information contact Professor Paul Seeburger.

**Stuart R. Porter & Joyce R. Porter Endowed Scholarship**

Professor Emeritus Stuart R. Porter taught in the Mathematics Department from 1963 to 1991 and is the co-author of several college mathematics textbooks. He continues to support and promote mathematics education at Monroe Community College. In recognition of outstanding achievement in mathematics, the Mathematics Department will grant an award of up to $800.

ELIGIBILITY

- Must be a student currently enrolled at Monroe Community College
- Must have successfully completed 24 hours of study at Monroe Community College
- Must have successfully completed at least 6 credit hours of mathematics from the following courses: MTH 141 or MTH 160, or higher.
- Must either be currently enrolled in an additional mathematics course at Monroe Community College

*or*have completed at least 9 credit hours of mathematics at a level of MTH 160 or higher. - Must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.7 or higher
- Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher in mathematics or their area of specialization Must be planning on an academic major in mathematics, mathematics education, technology, or science

The application must be accompanied by the applicant's essay, two letters of recommendation from Monroe Community College faculty, with at least one from a mathematics professor; and transcripts containing grades for mathematics or area of specialization courses not taken at MCC.

Applications are also available in the Mathematics Department Office (8-510). Completed applications with essays and recommendations are due in the Mathematics Department Office (8-510)** no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014.**

For further information contact Professor Paul Seeburger

**Jan Z. Wiranowski Endowed Renaissance Scholarships**

During his many years of service to MCC, since 1967, Professor Wiranowski has been continually inspired and encouraged by many prominent members of the College Community whose vision and faith in human potential have significantly impacted his career. It is against this intellectually fertile background at MCC that Professor Wiranowski was able to meet head on the challenges of significant professional diversification and enrichment. Aside from teaching mathematics during the last 30 years, Professor Wiranowski had also taught several languages at MCC. In addition, some of his professional work in mathematics has been published and is used at MCC.

He established four endowed Renaissance Scholarships @ $1,800 each, credited towards the MCC tuition, in order to express his care for students, his gratitude to MCC and to underscore his faith in human potential. It is his hope that these scholarships will assist students who are aspiring to a career: in mathematics; in mathematics related fields; students interested in promoting humanistic values and ideals; and finally, students with a nontraditional academic trail. Accordingly, the three J.Z. Wiranowski Renaissance Scholarships are grouped in the following two categories:

- math and/or math-based science
- non-traditional academic background and/or out-of-the-ordinary life experiences

NOTE:

- The distribution of the awards among the applicants will depend on the qualifications of the applicants. Hence, it is conceivable that in any given year all three recipients could be receiving the same type of scholarship.
- An applicant may be awarded up to two scholarships: one from the math and/or math-based science category and one from the non-math category. If more than one scholarship is applied for, a separate application must be submitted for each scholarship.

MATH OR MATH-BASED SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY

Any student currently enrolled in at least 10 credit hours at Monroe Community College meeting the following requirements:

- Must have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours and be in the process of completing enough credits to have a total of at least 24 credit hours by the end of the Spring 2013 semester.
- Must have successfully completed at least 4 credit hours of mathematics at a level of Calculus I or higher, and must be currently enrolled either in a mathematics course or a mathematics related course at Monroe Community College.
- Must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher.
- Must be planning on an academic major in mathematics, mathematics education, or a mathematics related field.

The application must be accompanied by the applicant's essay, two letters of recommendation from Monroe Community College faculty, with at least one from a mathematics professor; and transcripts containing grades for mathematics or area of specialization courses not taken at MCC.

Applications are also available in the Mathematics Department Office (8-510). Completed applications with essays and recommendations are due in the Mathematics Department Office (8-510)** no later than 4:00 p.m.,**** Monday, March 17, 2014.**** **

For further information contact Professor Paul Seeburger

NON-TRADITIONAL ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

AND/OR OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY LIFE EXPERIENCES

The criteria for this scholarship are broad and flexible to the point that almost “anything goes”, as long as it is convincing, authentic, enhanced by excellence and by impressive aspirations of the applicant. This scholarship is designed for the candidates with a non-traditional academic background and/or with the significant out-of-the-ordinary life experiences.

ELIGIBILITY

Any student currently enrolled in at least 10 credit hours at Monroe Community College meeting the following requirements:

- Must have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours and be in the process of completing enough credits to have a total of at least 24 credit hours by the end of the Spring 2013 semester.
- Must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 or higher.
- Must be able to demonstrate a degree of tangible accomplishments in the areas of interest and the field of specialization.
- Must be able to show that she/he possesses some of the attributes and/or life experiences as sampled here (or the like): creativity, passion(s), vision, determination; visible progress and a clear movement toward accomplishing his/her goals or satisfying intellectual curiosity; strong and demonstrable commitment to hard work; determination and ability to face adversities; meaningful life experiences, ranging from being subjected to persecution, discrimination, abuse, or the like, to performing acts of courage, or having significantly and positively impacted the life of other human beings; other noble acts, noteworthy deeds or attributes.
- Must have a plan and a set of criteria for the continued education that are linked to his/her hitherto accomplishments and/or personal history. This does not exclude well justified changes of direction in life. In fact, if such a change is real, practical and useful, it is very welcome; in accordance with the basic fact of life that change is a must, so we must change.
- Must have successfully completed (or is in the process of completing by the end of the current semester) courses that are relevant to his/her professional objectives, in order to qualify for the award. It is left to the applicant, to convincingly elaborate on this compliance in a separately typed and signed statement.

** no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014.**

For further information contact Professor Paul Seeburger

**Jan Z. Wiranowski Endowed Universal Humanism of Hope Scholarships**

Universal Humanism of Hope or Astro-Planetary Humanism of Hope is a concept designed to be thought provoking, subject to exploration and further development by the interested and committed. Source of the concept: over 70 years of life experiences, observation and reflection on a life trail through barbarisms of war, life-or-death situations, ruthless oppression, misery, hunger, discrimination, injustice and abuse – all the way to the affirmation of faith in an enlightened human potential and in humanism of hope. Thus, A Universal Humanist of Hope is a humanist of today and of tomorrow, a human being with big horizons, universally educated and caring; a person who aspires to freedom from the confines of societal cocoons; someone dedicated to the individual and collective human rights and interests, as well as to animal rights. All of this within the context of this awesome, inspiring, and challenging Universe of which humans are an integral part; a Universe that may be impacted through sciences whenever necessary and possible, in order to insure welfare and survival of the species. And also, in order to advance the unyielding quest for human identity and its place and role in the Universe, if any.

This scholarship is for $2200, credited towards the MCC tuition.

ELIGIBILITY

Any student currently enrolled in at least 10 credit hours at Monroe Community College meeting the following requirements:

- Must have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours and be in the process of completing enough credits to have a total of at least 24 credit hours by the end of the Spring 2013 semester.
- Must have a cumulative MCC G.P.A. of 3.7 or higher.
- A brief informative meeting between the applicant and the founder of the Scholarship, Professor J. Wiranowski (Rm. 8-618; tel.: 292-2962), is required prior to submitting the Application.
- Read the Concept Information Pamphlet about Universal Humanism of Hope available from Professor Jan (Yahn) Wiranowski or in the Math Department Office (8-510).
- A typed essay (1000 word minimum) is required from the applicant, addressing the following:
- Imaginative and creative exploration of the idea of Universal Humanism of Hope
- How the idea of Universal Humanism of Hope has in the past and may in the future relate to the applicant’s activities and/or career.

(For more information, refer to the application and a pamphlet obtained from Professor Wiranowski.)

** no later than 4:00 p.m.,**** Monday, March 17, 2014.**** **

For further information contact Professor Paul Seeburger

**Beyond the Formula Statistics Scholarship**

Mathematics and Statistics are more than a collection of numbers, data, formulas, problems to be solved and various methods to solve or analyze. When students are studying mathematics and statistics in the classroom, the mission is to learn and understand ways and methods to view, organize, and quantify the situation. The goal is to attain a level of understanding that is well beyond the ability to identify and apply the appropriate formula and methodologies needed to get the answers. With this understanding, they will be better prepared to meet the challenges of problem solving and decision making in their personal lives and in their vocations. Numbers (the most easily recognized part of mathematics) are a major part of every aspect of our lives – look around, most information about anything includes numbers, mathematical models or statistical information.

The purpose of this scholarship up to $1,000 is to recognize and honor a mathematics student at Monroe Community College who has excelled in understanding mathematics well beyond the formula level and plans to continue studying statistics, statistics education or a field that would require further study and use of statistics.

ELIGIBILITY

Any student currently enrolled at Monroe Community College meeting the following requirements:

- Must have successfully completed at least 30 credit hours at MCC.
- Must have successfully completed at least 6 credit hours of mathematics including MTH 160 – Statistics I or the equivalent and have completed or be currently taking MTH 161 – Statistics II.
- Must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
- Must have a Mathematics G.P.A. of 3.35 or higher.
- Must be planning on an academic major in statistics, statistics education or a field that would require further study and use of statistics.

** no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014.**

For further information contact Professor Paul Seeburger

**NYSMATYC Mathematics Scholarships**

The New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) offers awards of up to $1000 to outstanding mathematics students and students in a related field. In the past, some area colleges have matched the awards for any winner transferring to its school. Three special awards are offered: the Dan Dodway Award to recognize a top student with an interest in teaching mathematics, the Helen Siner Award for overall excellence in mathematics, and the John Vadney Past Presidents’ Award.

ELIGIBILITY

- Must expect to transfer from a two-year college by January or June (of the current academic year) to a bachelor’s degree granting institution
- Must plan to major, minor, or concentrate in mathematics or a related field upon transfer
- Must have successfully completed both Calculus I and Calculus II
- Must have at least a 3.3 GPA overall
- Must have at least a 3.5 GPA in your completed mathematics courses. (Note: Some math-related courses may apply and some lower level mathematics courses may not apply.)

Application materials include the completed application form, a student statement, official transcript of grades, and two letters of recommendation (at least one from a mathematics instructor). All application materials typically must be postmarked by early February.

The official deadline and all application materials are available at:

http://www.nysmatyc.org/scholarships/

Applications and further information are also available by contacting Professor Kimberley Martello in room 8-302.