Carnegie Mellon University

Jennings Family Global Mathematics Fund


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Carnegie Mellon University is proud to announce a gift from Larry E. Jennings Jr. and Katherine Jennings that establishes the Jennings Family Global Mathematics Fund. Through this gift the donors acknowledge both the value of the undergraduate mathematics degree, which has a versatile program that focuses on problem solving and rigorous thinking and thereby prepares students for success in a wide range of careers, and the importance of the experiences afforded by travel abroad.

Larry Jennings received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics from the Mellon College of Science in 1984 and his master's degree from the Tepper School of Business in 1987 where he concentrated in finance and strategy.

The donors' primary goal in establishing this fund is to allow mathematics majors to travel to abroad during their summer breaks to study, conduct research, and/or participate in service work. The donors' are particularly interested in assisting mathematics majors who might otherwise be unable to travel to such a destination due to personal financial constraints.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to mathematics majors and students pursuing an additional major in mathematics
  • Full-time student status for two terms
  • Baccalaureate degree in progress
  • Will return to Carnegie Mellon as a full time student in the fall semester following the travel abroad experience

Preference is given to students with ONE or more of the following:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Students who have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantage or disabilities
  • Students who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of groups that are historically underrepresented at the University, including African Americans, Native Americans or Hispanics
  • Students who are the first generation in their family to attend college
  • Students with demonstrated financial need
  • Students who have not previously had a study or travel abroad experience

Students who are interested in the Jennings Family Brave Companions Fund for Mathematical Sciences should contact Jason Howell for more information.