Mathematics Scholarships

Mathematics is about more than crunching numbers and memorizing formulas. It's about logic, reason and understanding how the world works. The broader field of mathematics is often divided into college majors such as applied mathematics and statistics. Mathematics scholarships also come in a variety of shapes and sizes and should continue to be available as the number of math majors has been declining over the past decade. Continue reading to find out more about this field and about mathematics scholarships.

With the major of applied mathematics you'll study traditional math subjects such as calculus, differential equations, algebra and statistics. However, you'll also receive professional training in a concentration such as computer and information science or systems engineering. To put it differently this major, as its name implies, is about math and how to apply it. Employment prospects for this field are strong as a manpower shortage is expected for those that can apply complex math formulas in the life and medical sciences.

The major known simply as mathematics is about the abstract study of numbers as patterns and processes. Here you'll enroll in all of the traditional math subjects. Courses like calculus, algebra and statistics will dominate the beginning of your studies. You'll also face courses in topics such as number theory, complex analysis and combinatorics. This major can be an excellent educational pathway to a wide range of career opportunities. These include any field that requires critical thinking and problem solving skills, such as business, finance and electronics.

Statistics is the science of dealing with numerical data. You'll study the various ways of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. You'll take courses such as regression analysis, sample survey theory, variance analysis and probability. Statisticians are expected to experience excellent employment prospects over the coming decade. Jobs should be available across a range of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government agencies and consulting firms.

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Fellowships for Selected Professions

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women in the final year of graduate study in designated fields where women's participation has been low. Women in engineering master's programs are eligible to apply for either first or final year of study. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Special consideration is given to applicants who show professional promise in innovative or neglected areas of research and/or practice in areas of public interest. All women are eligible to apply for fellowships in the following degree programs: architecture (M. Arch.), computer/information sciences (MS), engineering (ME, MS, PhD), mathematics/statistics (MS).

NAACP/Willems, Hubertus W. V. Scholarship for Male Students

Scholarship Value: $2,000Classifications: OpenMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, ChemistryEligible Schools: OpenEligible Locations: OpenScholarship Detail:This scholarship is awarded to male students who plan to study Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences in undergraduate or graduate school. Applicants must 1) Be a U.S. citizen 2) Be a full-time student in an accredited college (A graduate student may be full or part-time student) 3) All applicants must demonstrate a financial need. The award amount for graduate students will be $3,000; undergraduate $2,000. Members of the National NAACP Board of Directors, SCF Trustees, National Youth Work Committee, the NAACP Scholarship Selection Committee, employees and their spouses or families to the first degree of consanguinity, are not eligible to apply for or receive this scholarship.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: NAACP(Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.)

Benjamin Davis Endowed Scholarship

Recipients selected by the faculty of the Department of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences. This scholarship may be awarded to a junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.000.

Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades PreK-5 Teachers

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for improving teachers’ understanding of mathematics by completing course work in mathematics. Scholarships with a maximum of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades PreK–5 level. Primary emphasis is placed on appropriate mathematics content courses. Mathematics education courses may also qualify if a suitable rationale is furnished by the applicant. Proposals must address the following: rationale for the coursework, anticipated instructional improvements and expected impact on student learning outcomes.The applicant must (1) be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current NCTM PreK–8 school membership; (2) have taught school mathematics for at least three years; and (3) intend to remain in teaching. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to reapply.

Paul F. Byrd Scholarship

College of Science - Mathematics Applicants must be at least half-time, fully matriculated students, must be declared majors in Math and must have a minimum grade point average of 3.7.

Richard and Susan Gomez Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is presented to qualifying students from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Basic Scholarship Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories. Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community Online Application Must Include: Application A 700-word essay based on a predetermined topic (tbd) Current resume One peer letter of recommendation from a friend, classmate, lab partner, roommate, teammate, or fellow member of a campus or community organization One faculty letter of recommendation from a faculty, teacher, mentor, advisor, counselor, principal, dean, or MEP Director Official transcript with the seal of your college or high school Self-photo (used for publication purposes only) Application Submission Process: Complete the online HENAAC Scholarship Application Form and upload your essay, resume, letters of recommendation and official transcript(s) and photo. Documents must be uploaded no later than 11:59 PM PST on April 30. Paper copies will no longer be accepted. An email will be automatically sent verifying receipt of your application. If you do not receive an automatic confirmation, please contact our office.

The Chen Foundation Scholarship Program

The Chen Foundation is a private foundation focused on helping economically-challenged youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining a higher education. The scholarship is renewable, allowing scholarship recipients to receive an additional $2,000 award after their first quarter/semester of college if they maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and active involvement in community service. Eligibility: High school seniors who reside in California Plan to attend a California State University as a 1st year college student Plan to major in math, engineering, or a science Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 Have a household income at or below "Low Income" based on the California Low Income Level The Chen Foundation Scholarship Program provides: Five - $2,000 scholarship awards to incoming 1st year college students attending a California State University Scholarship renewal (an additional $2,000) if the awardee maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA after their 1st quarter/semester of college and an active engagement in community service

Herbert and Nell Richards Scholarship Award

$5000 (up to 2 recipients) To apply you must be a fully matriculated, full-time SJSU undergraduate student (at least 50 units of college work completed) who has a declared science major (including biology, chemistry, geology, natural science, physics, math and computer science) and financial need.

Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part-time. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits). 2. Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security. 3. Demonstrate financial need. 4. Have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.25. 5. Be a U.S. Citizen. The Foundation focuses on the following preferred fields of study for awarding scholarships: Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Business, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Operations Research, Economics. Other fields of study will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense. Recipients of past awards are not restricted from reapplying for future financial assistance.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

The fellowship provides three years of financial support including a $30,000 annual stipend and $10,500 cost of education allowance. U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens at or near the beginning of research-based graduate studies in relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines are eligible to apply. For application and deadline information, go to

Batchelor Foundation Scholarship

Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Mathematics, Science Eligible Schools: Bethune-Cookman College, Edward Waters College, Florida Memorial College Eligible Locations: Florida Scholarship Detail: The Batchelor Foundation Scholarship is restricted to Florida residents who are enrolled in the fields of engineering, math and science. In addition, students must also attend one of the four-year accredited institution in the state of Florida. Donor/Sponsor Name: Batchelor Foundation

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