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Professor Emeritus' Estate Endows Math Scholarships

Jan. 2, 2014

Russell V. Benson

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The Benson Family Trust has given an initial $1,476,000 to establish three scholarships:

  • Dr. Russell V. Benson and Betty L. Benson Endowment Fund for Undergraduate Mathematics Students (for undergraduate scholarships for juniors or seniors with mathematics as their declared major and a GPA of at least 3.0);
  • Dr. Russell V. Benson and Betty L. Benson Endowment Fund for Graduate Mathematics Students (for grad students pursuing a master's degree, or Ph.D., and a GPA of at least 3.0); and
  • Dr. Russell V. Benson and Betty L. Benson Endowed Emeriti Scholarship Fund.

In addition to the scholarship funds, the trust also donated $246,000 to the Fullerton Arboretum to support a lighting improvement project.

The late Russell Benson was a CSUF professor emeritus of mathematics.

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