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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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).
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4 @ grad level; up to $10k,
5 @ undergrad level, 4-year institution; up to $5k,
5 @ undergrad level, 2-year institution; up to $3,500
Minimum GPA 2.5
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Major in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or STEM-related field, including vocational technical fields
Demonstrate financial need or demonstrate merit achievement in current studies
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Geodetic surveying focused graduate students are eligible for the $2,000 American Association of Geodetic Surveying Graduate Fellowship award. Prior employment for at least two years in the surveying profession is expected. Prior scholarship winners are eligible to apply in succeeding years providing all appropriate criteria are satisfied. The ACSM scholarship awards committee will use the following criteria: - 30% Previous academic record - 30% Applicants statement - 20% Recommendation letters - 20% Professional activities Degree of financial need will be used to break ties, if necessary after all primary criteria have been considered.
Recipients will be students enrolled in the Mathematics and Computer Science department with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a graduate degree in engineering or the sciences (Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace, Agricultural Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Automotive, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Genetics, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Inorganic Chemistry, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Operations Research, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Research and Development, Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering). 2. Must have a 2.8 for a masters fellowship or a 3.0 for a doctoral fellowship. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://was.nd.edu/gem/gemwebapp/public/gem_04_100.htm for more information and an application form.
Scholarship Value: $5,000 Classifications: Open, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Mathematics, Architecture Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, Selected HBCUs and majority institutions (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware Scholarship Detail: Gilbane provides a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 after students have successfully completed a paid summer internship. The additional participating institutions are the following: Alabama A & M University, Florida A & M University, Hampton University, Jackson State University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A & T State University, Southern University and Tennessee State University. The participating institutions within the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area and the state of Pennsylvania are the following: Drexel University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: Gilbane Building Company Giving limited to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware.
The Siemens Competition is open to high school students. Students are encouraged to do research in mathematics, engineering, biological, or physical science. Students, working individually or on a team of two or three, will have the opportunity to present their research to leading scientists in their field. Three hundred projects are recognized as semifinalists. Regional finalists are awarded a trip to compete at one of six regional competitions. At the regional event, students will present a poster, give an oral presentation, and participate in a question and answer session. Individuals submitting projects must be seniors at the time of the deadline; team applicants may be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Award amounts vary at each level.
AFCEA DC awards multiple single-year standard scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each, and one single-year scholarship in the amount of $8,000 to Metro-area high school seniors in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Second-year students in area community colleges who are entering a four-year college may apply for one-time scholarships of $2,000. Scholarship awards are provided to qualified students pursuing degrees in the C4I-related fields of engineering (electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems); electronics; mathematics; computer science; physics; science education; mathematics education; technology management; or management information systems.
The purposes of this scholarship are to provide financial support for (1) completing credited course work in the history of mathematics, (2) creating and field-testing appropriate classroom activities incorporating the history of mathematics, and (3) preparing and delivering a professional development presentation to colleagues. A scholarship with a maximum of $3,000 will be awarded to an individual currently teaching mathematics at the grades 6–12 level. Proposals must address the following: identification of the credited agency offering the course(s), a complete description of the course(s), an outline plan for field-testing created activities, the anticipated instructional improvements and the expected impact of the shared created activities on colleagues and on student learning outcomes.The applicant must (1) be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM; (2) have taught school mathematics for at least three years; and (3) intend to remain in teaching. Teachers of grades 6–12 satisfying (1)-(3) who have taken a course previously in the history of mathematics are eligible to apply. 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.
Eligibility Criteria:To be eligible for scholarships offered by DFBSST, all applicants must meet the following criteria: * African-American, undergraduate student majoring (or intending to major) in a technical field of study (i.e., engineering, math, science, etc.), * Be enrolled (or identify his or her intention to enroll) at one of the predominantly Black colleges or universities and * Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Evaluation Criteria:Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria: 1. Academic achievement (grades and SAT scores, especially science/math), 2. Personal essay describing career goals, current and past relevant extracurricular activities, etc., 3. Recommendations (teachers and guidance counselors), and 4. Financial need. Applicants are first ranked based on consideration of items 1, 2 and 3 above. If two (2) applicants are considered to be equal, the candidate with the greatest financial need is ranked higher. Award Determination:The amount of the scholarships awarded each student is determined by the DFBSST Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Scholarship awards are up to $2,000 per year. Support is renewed annually, for a maximum of four (4) years, as long as the students remains in good academic standing at the same institution, enrolled in a full-time, undergraduate science or engineering curriculum, and submits a renewal application.
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