The department awards the J. J. Dennis Endowed Scholarship to qualified, distinguished junior and senior mathematics majors. The Department also awards a mathematical science department scholarship. Scholarship recipients must maintain grade point averages of at least 3.0 overall and 3.25 in mathematics courses. Applicants for graduate study at the first-year graduate level should have a background in mathematics that includes a course in an introduction to modern algebra, at least one course in introductory real analysis beyond calculus, and at least one in introductory complex analysis. Students without such background may be admitted, but they are required to take appropriate courses to address deficiencies. The J.J. Dennis Foundation awards the J.J. Dennis Endowed Scholarship. It is the University’s largest Foundation. J.J. Dennis was a Department Chair at Clark College for 25 years.