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).

AICP Scholarship Program

Up to three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships may be awarded annually for tuition and fees to an accredited educational institution. Disbursement of scholarships for tuition and fees will be made directly to an accredited educational institution. Scholarships are not renewable; however, a recipient may reapply. At a minimum: An undergraduate applicant must be a full-time student, as defined by the accredited educational institution the applicant is attending, and must have completed the first year and one semester of the second year in that educational institution. A graduate applicant must be taking at least two courses at an accredited educational institution and must have completed four (4) graduate credit courses in his/her chosen program. The applicant's status must meet the above requirements for the term subsequent to when the scholarship is awarded. Applicants must have declared his/her major course work to be in the field of Insurance, Actuarial Science, Economics, Finance, Management, Mathematics, Risk Management, Statistics, or a Business-related field. Applicants must have a cumulative G.P.A. at the time of application of at least 3.00. Applicants must submit the following information for consideration: A completed application. An official transcript of his/her most recent grades or a copy of his/her latest report card, providing that it shows the cumulative grade point average. A resume noting such items as academic achievements and involvement in scholastic activities, extracurricular activities, and leadership roles. A short narrative describing any current and/or future interest to pursue education/career in the insurance field. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, business or civic leader, or member of the clergy. The Scholarship Selection Sub-Committee will make their selections of the eligible candidates based upon: Grade Point Average; Involvement in extra-curricular activities; and, Level of educational interest and dedication to the insurance industry. Preference will be given to an AICP member or a relative of an AICP member. Individuals (including past recipients of scholarship) may re-apply each year. Incomplete applications and late materials will not be considered. The AICP reserves the right to reject any applicant, at any time, for any reason.

Justin Randle Memorial Scholarship

The Justin Randle Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 through donations made by the Zens and Randle families, CSUH Statistics Department faculty, staff and students, other University colleagues, and personal friends. One (1) scholarship valued at $500 or more is offered annually to a CSUH undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Statistics. Because of Mr. Randle's unique educational background and varied interests, preference may be given to someone who is changing fields (from undergraduate to graduate study) or who is an undergraduate double major (Statistics and another field).

Franklyn B. Fuller Memorial Scholarship

College of Science - Mathematics Must be a math major with a minimum GPA of 3.7.

Ford Motor Company Tribal College Scholarship

Requirements: * Have at least a 3.0 grade point average; * Tribal college students must be majoring in math; science; engineering; business; teacher training; or environmental science; * American Indian or Alaskan Native with proof of enrollment or descendancy; * Enroll full-time at an eligible tribal college; * Award based on exceptional academic achievement or financial need.

AFCEA STEM Major Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility: NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors or related fields. Students must be attending full-time in an eligible undergraduate degree program with a GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Qualifying STEM Majors include: electrical, computer, chemical, systems, or aerospace engineering; computer science; computer information systems; technology management; management information systems; physics; mathematics; bioinformatics; or other majors related to the mission of AFCEA. Important: In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow Vice President and Executive Director AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033 An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date.

Vivian Baxter Scholarship

Recipient must be a Mathematics or Computer Science major.

Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics Grants for Grades 6–8 Teachers

The purpose of this grant is to incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons that actively engage students in tasks and experiences to deepen and connect their content knowledge. Grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6–8. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium. Materials may not be calculators, computers, or related equipment. Although such equipment is essential in today’s classroom, this award is not intended to purchase such equipment. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Proposals must address the following: one or more of the Content Standards: number and operations, geometry, measurement, algebra; plan for developing and evaluating materials; and the anticipated impact on students’ learning.The applicant must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current NCTM PreK–8 school membership and currently teach mathematics in grades 6–8 at least 50 percent of the school day. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year.

Ford Fndn Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities

Open to United States citizens who are members of one or more of the following ethnic minority groups: Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Native Americans, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans. Dissertation Fellowship support is intended for the final year of dissertation writing. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their degree except for the writing of the dissertation including course work, examinations, language requirements, approval of the dissertation proposal/topic, and any other departmental and institutional requirements. Advisors must submit a valid Verification of Doctoral Degree Candidacy by February 14 to confirm that all such degree requirements have been met by that date. Awards not made for work leading to degrees in practice-based disciplines such as education, business, administration, management, health sciences, nursing, home economics, library science, speech pathology, audiology, personnel, guidance, social work, fine arts, or performing arts.

The Bufton Family Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics Amount of Scholarship: $6500 Scholarship Guidelines: Scholarship is for a one-time issuance and is not renewable. Checks are issued to the educational institution and the recipient. Funds are to be used for tuition, books and fees only, any unused funds shall be returned. Candidate Eligibility Requirements Are you a female U.S. citizen? Will you be at least a college sophomore in August? Are you attending an accredited U.S. university or college in August? Do you currently maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale? Are you studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics? Procedures/Checklist: Your application will be completed online and will include the following: Complete the online application. Complete the biographical sketch. Three (3) professional letters of reference should be uploaded to the website - word doc or pdf are accepted. Enter the names of the schools sending the official transcripts. Applicant must submit the official transcripts to: SBMEF, 9820 Metcalf Ave, Ste 110, Overland Park KS 66212 Each step must be completed fully and in sequence to proceed.

Robert and Debbie Amezcua Scholarship

This $500 scholarship are presented to qualifying students, who attend the University of Texas at El Paso, which is the alma mater of the GMiS Vice-Chairman, Robert Amezcua and his Debbie. 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.

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