AARMS invites nominations for two $5,000 graduate student scholarships to be awarded each year.  These scholarships will recognize the brightest young mathematical scientists in the region and are open to graduate students registered at AARMS member universities in the Fall academic term.  AARMS welcomes and encourages nominations of members of any group traditionally underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. 

Nominations are made via our online portal.


Any graduate student supervised (or co-supervised) by a faculty member from an AARMS member university Mathematics and/or Statistics Department during the Fall academic term is eligible to hold this scholarship.  Note that it is not necessary for a student to be currently enrolled to submit a nomination.

Selection criteria

Scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, research potential, and regional representation with Atlantic Canada.  The Selection Committee will also take into account that AARMS is committed to fostering a welcoming environment—one that is equitable, diverse and socially just.

Nomination procedures

Applications consist of:

  • Support letter from the supervisor(s) (required)
  • Current CV of the student (required)
  • Academic transcripts from the student (optional)
  • A personal statement from the student (optional)
  • Up to two additional letters of support (optional)

The first step of the nomination procedure is for the nominator (the student’s supervisor or one of the co-supervisors) to create an application via our online portal. Note that the nominator is responsible for uploading the supervisor letter of support and the CV, both of which are mandatory. If there is more that one supervisor, there should be a single letter from all supervisors.

From within online portal, the nominator may choose to generate electronic invitations for the student and other letter writers to upload optional additional documents.

All nomination materials should be submitted to our online portal by Tuesday October 31, 2024, 11:59pm. Any questions about the submission process should be directed to David Langstroth.

2023-24 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to William Kellough and Serhii Koval, this year’s winners of AARMS Graduate Scholarships!

William Kellough is a second year master’s student at Memorial University supervised by Danny Dyer and Nancy Clarke (Acadia University). William began his studies at the University of Manitoba where he obtained a joint honours degree in mathematics and statistics. He conducts research in graph theory and studies pursuit-evasion models in graphs. These models can be thought of as two-player games where one player controls a group of pursuers while a second player controls an evader. The goal of the pursuers is to move to the location of the evader while the evader’s goal is to indefinitely avoid the pursuers. The main application for this research is in robotics where the algorithms used to solve these games can be translated into algorithms that robots can use in various emergency scenarios.

Serhii Koval, Ph.D. student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. After enrolling in the M.Sc. program at MUN in 2021, he also became a member of two research groups: one led by Dr. Alex Bihlo at MUN and another led by Prof. Roman O. Popovych at Kyiv Institute of Mathematics. His research interests focus mostly on algebraic and geometric methods in mathematical physics and symmetries of differential equations, Lie groups and Lie algebras. He is also interested in pure and applied algebra, in particular, the representation theory of groups and algebras, deformations of algebras and algebraic geometry. Moreover, he is actively contributing to the academic community by reviewing research papers for prestigious journals in mathematics and theoretical physics.