Professor Emeritus' Estate Endows Math Scholarships
Jan. 2, 2014
Russell V. Benson
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.