The Jerry Uhl Scholarship

The Jerry Uhl Scholarship is funded by an endowment from Professor Jerry Uhl and is administered by the NetMath program of the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics. The scholarship is intended to support high school students taking college-level mathematics courses through NetMath. Recipients will be selected by a committee on the basis of financial need, academic potential, and mathematical interest. Each recipient will receive a tuition waiver for one NetMath course. If the recipient completes their course with a grade of B- or better, the student will a receive tuition credit for another NetMath course to be taken in the following academic year.


Illinois high school students who are motivated to study advanced mathematics and demonstrate financial need are invited to apply. Students must fulfill the academic prerequisites for their chosen NetMath course. We welcome applications from the following:

  • Students who are enrolled at a participating NetMath Partner High School
  • Any currently enrolled Illinois high school student interested in taking a NetMath course

Important Dates

  • Application Submission Deadline: July 15th, 2017
  • Award recipients will be notified on or shortly after August 14th
  • The NetMath course will start at the beginning of the student’s Fall 2017 term.
  • The course tuition waver will be provided for the 2017 / 2018 Academic year. Upon successful completion of the course, the additional scholarship to a NetMath course at the University of Illinois will be available for the 2018 / 2019 academic year.

Application Requirements

The application consists of:

  • The Student Application Form contains student information and should be filled out by the student applicant. This form also has file upload widget for the student to upload a Student Essay.

  • *** The Student Essay should be a brief essay (typed) of 300 words or less, explaining why the student feels they deserve the scholarship, as well as their future plans for university study. It should be saved as a .pdf file and then uploaded along with the Student Application Form.

  • The High School Teacher's Recommendation Letter that is typed on school letterhead and signed by the teacher. The student should enter the teachers name and email address on the Student Application Form and the teacher will be contacted confidentially by NetMath.

  • The Parent Guardian Confidential Statement is to be filled out by a parent or guardian, it is requested to provide an insight into your child’s financial situation and background. While financial need is not the only factor in making scholarship decisions, more complete information about applicants allows the Jerry Uhl Scholarship funds to be more efficiently distributed.

  • The High School Application Form must be filled out by staff at the student’s school, and requires the electronic signature of the student’s Principal or Guidance Counselor. File upload widgets are provided so the student’s High School Transcript, ACT or SAT scores, and AP scores can be sent electronically with the High School Form.

If you have any questions, email NetMath

Last updated: Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:23