Prizes and Scholarships

Outstanding academic achievement by majors is recognized through two prizes and three scholarships awarded annually by the department’s faculty.


  • Frederick H. Steen Prize for Excellence in Mathematics
    The income from this fund, established by Allegheny alumni/math majors to honor Dr. Frederick H. Steen, Professor of Mathematics at the College from 1942 to 1978, Chairman of the Department for 27 years and Secretary of the Faculty for 20 years, is used to provide an annual prize for general excellence to a math major
  • Outstanding Junior Major Prize in Mathematics
    Awarded for exceptional academic achievement, performance in the seminar, and contribution to the general life of the department.


  • Steve Bowser Scholarship
    The income from this fund provides scholarship support for senior mathematics and physics majors. The fund was established by the family of Professor Steve Bowser, who taught mathematics at Allegheny College for many years.
  • Anthony J. Lo Bello Scholarship and Student Support Fund
    The income from this fund, established by Albert R. Trezza ’01 and Megan A. Trezza ’02 in honor of Professor Anthony Lo Bello, provides scholarship and career related support for eligible Allegheny students.
  • Frederick and Marion Steen Mathematics Scholarship
    The income from this fund, established by the children of Frederick and Marion Steen, will partially cover senior year tuition expenses for one selected student per year who is a natural science major. Further, the student will have demonstrated a strong understanding of and skills in the application of the principles of mathematics; the ability to communicate and enthuse others with the beauty of mathematics; and a commitment to put mathematics to purpose in a teaching, engineering or scientific profession.