The Kenneth Cooke Summer Research Fellowship is offered each year. Any Pomona College student is eligible to apply for ten weeks of summer research in applied mathematics or statistics. The Fellowship was enabled by The Kenneth Cooke Memorial Endowment Fund which was established in Prof. Cooke's honor by former students, colleagues, family, friends and members of the larger mathematics community. To apply, submit your application to the Mathematics Department.

Your application should include:

  • A description, written by the student, of the proposed research project.
  • A letter of support from persons directly supervising the research.
  • If the research supervisor is not a Pomona faculty member, a letter of recommendation from a Pomona mathematics faculty member serving as mentor on the project.

Eligibility and Guidelines

Areas of applied mathematics supported by this fellowship are: applications of differential equations, delay-differential equations and functional equations, applied probability, mathematical modeling in biology and epidemiology, applied statistics. 

The fellowship may be awarded to a graduating senior if they are continuing a project that started during their career at Pomona. The fellowship may also be repeated for multiple years.

Supervisors can be from other departments and/or institutions (public or private).

The research proposal should be written by the student, and should clearly articulate the specific aims of the research.

The application deadline is February 20 of the year in which it is granted. More information can be obtained from the Chair of the Pomona College Mathematics Department at (909) 621-8409.