Jonathan Borwein scholarship fund instituted

Since the passing of our beloved colleague Jonathan M. Borwein, many of us have asked if we could contribute to a scholarship fund in his name.

Thanks to the diligent efforts of Karl Dilcher of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a scholarship fund has now been set up. This has been done with the full consultation and approval of Jon’s wife and family.

Details are given in a message from Karl Dilcher, below.

David H. Bailey


Dear Friends and Colleagues:

In consultation with the late Jonathan Borwein’s family and closest collaborators, a scholarship fund has been set up at Dalhousie University, where Jon spent more than half of his career.

The Purpose of the Fund:

To quote from the scholarship criteria:

“Earnings from the fund will be used to provide a scholarship to a student who is entering their third or fourth year of an undergraduate program [at Dalhousie] and who is enrolled in any Mathematics program (Minor, Major, Double Major, Honors) or combined study in Mathematics and Computer Science. The student will have shown promise, as demonstrated by academic achievement and/or successful involvement, in one or more of the following areas: experimental mathematics, optimization, classical number theory, special functions, scientific computation, or in an area related to these, as determined by the Awards Committee.”

How to give:

** For residents of the United States:

Your donation will be tax deductible in the US, but in order to take advantage of this, please print out this DONATION FORM, fill in your payment information, or attach a check, and mail it to the address given.

*** For Canadian residents, or residents outside North America, the easiest way is to go to the URL,
– then please enter an amount and frequency;
– click on “Search for a specific funding area”;
– enter keyword “Borwein”;
– “Jonathan Borwein Memorial Scholarship” will then show; click on “Next”;
– You will then be asked for your personal information and credit card payment.
You will receive a Canadian tax receipt.

Please print, fill out, and mail this DONATION FORM.

Thank you for helping us honour Jon’s memory and his tremendous contributions to mathematics and mathematics education.

With kind regards,

Karl Dilcher
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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