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Jack Byrne Scholars Program in Math and Society


In honor of her late husband, insurance executive and philanthropist John J. (Jack) Byrne Jr., Dorothy Byrne of Etna, N.H., has committed $20 million to help Dartmouth attract and support the finest math students and professors.

The program includes:

  • The naming of 32 (eight per class when the program is fully in place) Byrne Scholars, undergraduates who are eligible for enrichment grants to pay for independent study and special projects related to math. Those students demonstrating financial need will receive generous scholarships.
  • The John J. Byrne Jr. Prize in Mathematics, a graduate fellowship valued at $35,000, awarded annually to an outstanding math scholar in the senior class.
  • A faculty cluster of three professorships focused on decision science, the use of applied mathematics to build solutions to major societal challenges. The new positions are the Byrne Distinguished Professorship in Mathematics, the Byrne Distinguished Professorship in Decision Science at the Tuck School of Business, and the Byrne Professorship in Mathematics.

The program will increase collaboration among the Department of Mathematics, the Tuck School of Business, the Department of Computer Science, and other departments across campus.

Please visit the Byrne Scholars website for more information.