Dave Fitzpatrick Mathematics and Statistics Scholarship - Portland State University

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Dave Fitzpatrick Mathematics and Statistics Scholarship is established in honor of Dave Fitzpatrick, a graduate of Portland State University, earning a Masters in Mathematics. Dave was a member of the Society of Actuaries and earned his FSA and MAAA. He was the Vice-President and Group Actuary for The Standard, a Portland, Oregon insurance company. He was actively involved in the community and made a positive impact on others.
Application procedure: Students interested in being considered for this award are to submit:
(1) a two page essay on their interest in entering a field that will allow them to apply their degree and the approach they will take to make a positive difference in the lives of others when they are established in their fields,
(2) a copy of the current transcript, on or before April 30.


All declared mathematics majors in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics, who are in their junior year and have the cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Awards are renewable; renewal will require a re-application and will undergo the same review process as other applicants for the awards.


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Three (3) scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to students interested in the practical application of Mathematics and Statistics, with preference for students intending to enter the field of actuarial science. Students will be notified about the award on or before June 1 by mail. They will be honored at the department's annual Graduation Reception and will be invited to attend an annual reception to meet the family and/or friends of Dave Fitzpatrick, the major donor.

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