Monday, October 26, 2009

Richard P. Savage Sr. Endowment Scholarships Available

The brother and sister-in-law of former Tennessee Tech math professor Richard Savage Sr. have now contributed to an endowment in his name. Savage was a member of the TTU mathematics department faculty for 30 years until his retirement in 1992. Over the years, Savage taught a number of courses including the modern algebra sequence. He directed the master’s thesis for several students in the area of number theory. Savage’s son, Richard P. Savage Jr., is currently a mathematics professor at the university. TTU Director of Development Jim Brock said endowments can be established at TTU for as little as $10,000. Brock also says TTU is experiencing record endowment growth. Richard P. Savage Sr. Endowment scholarships are available to students who are prospective or current undergraduates majoring in math with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. For more information about the scholarships, contact TTU’s mathematics department at 372-3441.