### Department and University Awards for Graduate Students

There are several awards programs in the Department and University for graduate students.

Each year at Honors Day the Department gives the **Kenney Award** to the outstanding graduate student in mathematics. The Department also gives
the **Sang Kil Nam Scholarship Award** to an outstanding undergraduate or
graduate student in Mathematics.

The Department has one free one-year membership in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and several one-year American Mathematical Society (AMS) memberships. Each year the Director of the Mathematics Graduate Program awards these to the most qualified eligible graduate students. Priority for these goes to second-year M.S. students. No student will receive the award more than once.

Each year, the Graduate College holds a university-wide competition for
the **Graduate Student Teaching Assistant of the Year**. The Department may nominate up to three students for this award (two in mathematics, one in statistics).

Also administered by the Graduate College is the **Doctoral Student
Scholar Award** for outstanding work by a Ph.D. candidate. The recipient
receives recognition and a $1,000 prize at the Graduate Hooding Ceremony.

Each summer, the Graduate College offers a number of Graduate Student Summer Research Assistantships. For details, please contact the Graduate College.

Each fall, the University initiates a **Student-Faculty Research Program**. Students (junior/senior undergraduates and first year graduates) may apply for funding of a joint research project with a faculty member. Funding -
including a stipend and supplies - is given for either the spring or summer.
Application to this program is competitive, and requires submission of a
proposal for review by a faculty panel. More information, including deadlines,
application forms, etc. is available from UVM's Office of Sponsored Programs (on their web site as well).

Each year the Graduate College hosts a **Graduate Student Research Day** around April 1st. Students engaged in research projects are strongly encouraged to participate.