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The Brother Raymond F. Schnepp, S.M., Scholarships are awarded to encourage and give recognition to students who excel in mathematics.  

Awards will be up to $1000, depending on available funds. The amount of each award will be determined by the Selection Committee, based on the criteria below.  Awards are for one year only, with half being dispersed each semester.  Recipients in one year may apply in subsequent years.  An award may be withdrawn following any semester in which a student's academic performance is judged unsatisfactory.

Selection factors:

  • Intention to major in Mathematics or Teaching Mathematics.
  • Recommendation of two JCU Mathematics professors.
  • Quality of academic performance.

To apply for the scholarship, send an e-mail from your JCU e-mail account to Dr. Barbara D'Ambrosia, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, at, with the following information. 

  • Your name and Banner ID.
  • Your home address, phone, and e-mail address.
  • Your current year (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.) and your intended date of graduation.
  • Your GPA for the mathematics courses you have taken at JCU.
  • The name of your academic advisor.
  • The names of two mathematics professors who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation for you.  (Contact them first, to make sure that they're willing to write a recommendation.)
  • A brief statement (a few paragraphs) about your collegiate and post-collegiate goals, plans, and aspirations.

Use the subject line "2022 Br. Schnepp Scholarship application."  Check to make sure that you have provided ALL of the requested information before sending your message.  Applications are due by Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

You may direct questions regarding this scholarship to Dr. D'Ambrosia.