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Mathematical Sciences
Jacob Simpson Memorial Math Annual Scholarship and SageStrong-Sage Lindsay Memorial Scholarship

The Montana Tech Mathematical Science Department prepares students for in-demand, high-paying careers.The continuing rise in computer automation requires professionals with training in mathematics and data analysis, and students emerge from our campus fully prepared to excel in these fields. Offering a major, minor and teaching certificate, Montana Tech prepares students for graduate school or careers in the private sector, medicine, law, education or government.

The Mathematical Sciences department strives to create a supportive family like atmosphere. They are invested in the success of their students and value those relations both while students are pursuing their degree and long after they have graduated.

In this spirit for DayOne Mathematical Sciences is raising funds for two scholarships, the Jacob Simpson Memorial Math Annual Scholarship and the SageStrong Sage Lindsay Memorial Scholarship honoring two students lost far too soon.

Jacob Simpson found his academic home in the Mathematical Sciences at Montana Tech. While pursuing his degree in Mathematical Studies Jacob was selected by the national program SMART Scholars which proved scholarship support and contract to work for the Department of Defense upon graduation. He began a research project “Explorations of Two Cryptographic Algorithms” with his professor and mentor, Dr. Atish Mitra, that afforded him the opportunity to present his work at a mathematical symposium at Gonzaga University his senior year. 

 

Jacob passed on January 26th, 2021 and to honor his memory and the department that he cared about deeply, his family established the Jacob Simpson Memorial Math Annual Scholarship. The Jacob Simpson Memorial Math Annual Scholarship will be awarded each year to a Junior or Senior studying Mathematical Sciences at Montana Tech. 

Please consider making a gift today to the Jacob Simpson Memorial Math Annual Scholarship, donations made during DayOne 2021 will be matched 1:1 up to $750. 

Read more about Jacob here

Sage Lindsay embodied the type of student that succeeds at Montana Tech. She was smart and curious, she was fun and a leader. Most of all Sage never backed down from a challenge, including a diagnosis of cancer.

During her time at Montana Tech studying Mathematical Sciences, Sage made the Dean's list, was part of the rodeo club, found a country swing dancing group, and joined the Copper Hill Choir. She also made an impact on each person she met.

Heaven gained another angel on January 23rd, 2019. Sage's family is dedicated to honoring Sage's spirit and to supporting future Montana Tech students that show the same sense of spunk and vitality. In this spirit, they have created the SageStrong-Sage Lindsay Memorial Scholarship to support bright students just like Sage who will bring a sense of fun to Montana Tech.  

Please consider making a gift today to the SageStrong-Sage Lindsay Memorial Scholarship, donations made during DayOne 2021 will be matched 1:1 up to $750. 

Read more about Sage here and here

It's a good day for a good day! Thank you for your support and please help us spread the word for both the Jacob Simpson Memorial Math Annual Scholarship and the SageStrong-Sage Lindsay Memorial Scholarship

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Mathematical Sciences Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 13
2 WY 1
2 WA 1
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Student Donor Match
During DayOne 2021 Montana Tech student donors had their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
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Canadian Resident Match
Thank you to Bob '82 and Liz Shepherd who matched $5,000 in gifts made by current Canadian residents during DayOne 2021! This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$2,650 MATCHED
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Second Chance - First Time Donor Match
This match has been met and all available funds have been awarded. During DayOne 2021 first time donors had their gifts matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$2,730 MATCHED
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Jacob Simpson Memorial Math Annual Scholarship Match
Thanks to an anonymous donor, an additional $750 in matching funds were awarded to Jacob Simpson Memorial Math Annual Scholarship during DayOne 2021. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
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SageStrong Sage Lindsay Endowed Scholarship Match
Thanks to an anonymous donor, an additional $750 in matching funds were applied to the SageStrong Sage Lindsay Memorial Scholarship during DayOne 2021. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$750 MATCHED
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First Time Donor Match
This match has been met and all available funds have been awarded. During DayOne 2021 first time donors had their gifts matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2021, Montana Tech's Giving Event!
$5,000 MATCHED
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McCarthy Momentum Match
Thank you to Jack and Leah McCarthy for driving the momentum and excitement during DayOne. An additional $5,000 has been added to DayOne projects, funds and scholarships thanks to their generosity. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$5,000 MATCHED
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$5,000
Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge
$5,000 was unlocked with the participation of 50 Montana Tech faculty staff members. $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made by the donor. This match opportunity has been met. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech faculty and staff for participating in DayOne 2021 and supporting the students and programs of Montana Tech!
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Leaderboard
Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
During DayOne Departments competed head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department project by bringing in the most donors to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.Congratulations to all of our departments that competed and thank you to all of our donors supporting your passion through Montana Tech's DayOne 2021Giving Event.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $5,000 Digger Athletics 144
2 $3,750 Mining Engineering 61
3 $2,500 Environmental Engineering 33
4 $2,000 Business 30
5 $1,750 Clark Fork Watershed Education Program 29
6 $1,500 Petroleum Engineering 28
7 $1,250 Geological Engineering 25
8 $1,000 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 23
9 $750 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 16
10 $500 Institute for Educational Opportunities 15
11 Mathematical Sciences 13
12 Nursing 13
13 Mechanical Engineering 11
14 Biological Sciences 10
15 Civil Engineering 10
16 Highlands College 9
17 Computer Science 8
18 Chemistry & Geochemistry 6
19 Electrical Engineering 3
20 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 2
21 Student Affairs 2
22 Opportunity and Innovation 0
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