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).

Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Pre-Law)

Amount: $ 1,000 Criteria Must be enrolled at a accredited university or public / private college in the State of Texas Completed 90 credit hours before the fall semester All majors are eligible but students must be pursing a pre-law program and / or planning to attend law school Have and maintain a 2.75 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Provide one letter of recommendation from an educator familiar with your academic career Provide a resume of your community service activities Must maintain full-time enrollment status (12 hours if applicable) for the duration of the scholarship Preference will be given to female students of Hispanic descent

Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 9–12 Teachers

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for improving teachers’ understanding of mathematics by completing graduate course work in mathematics. Scholarships with a maximum of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades 9–12 level. Primary emphasis is placed on appropriate mathematics content courses. Mathematics education courses may also qualify if a suitable rationale is provided 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; (2) have taught school mathematics 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.

Improving Students’ Understanding of Geometry Grants for Grades PreK–8 Teachers

The purpose of this grant is to develop activities that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that is consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of NCTM. Grants with a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades PreK–8 level. The project should include applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other relevant area and may integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry. The activities may use published materials. Any published sources must be documented. Any acquisition of equipment or payment of personal stipends must be critical to the grant proposal and may not be a major portion of the proposed budget. Proposals must address the following: geometry content, the appropriateness of the application, the link between the Geometry Standard and the project’s activities, 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. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply.

AFCEA Fellowship

Fellowships of $15,000 will be awarded to full-time postgraduate students who have earned Master's degrees or the equivalent and who are currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; or computer science. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. The dissertation title or abstract of the specific area of research is required. Important: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen with earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees (or their equivalents) and be currently enrolled in a doctoral program at any accredited university in the United States. A thesis statement or abstract of the intended area and nature of research is required. Primary consideration will be given for demonstrated excellence of the research topic. Please note: Endorsement by the Dean of the College of Engineering is required, regardless of major. The AFCEA Ph.D. Fellowship seeks to reward excellence for demonstrated effort at the doctoral level of study, rather than the potential for such excellence. Please read the requirements carefully to determine specific eligibility before submitting an application. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below. Contact Info: Name: Norma Corrales Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149 E-mail:

Payzer Scholarship

Applicants must be students accepted or enrolled in an institute of higher learning. Applicants must seek a major, and declare intention to pursue a professional career, in engineering, mathematics, or physical or biological sciences.

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).

Jimmy Rice Memorial Mathematics Fund

Must be a senior majoring in Mathematics who plan to attend graduate school or seniors who have been accepted in the FHSU graduate school for a master of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Math.


Awards of up to $5,000 are funded by TOYOTA, our Foundation’s largest corporate partner since 2007, for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Business or STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Despite the growing need for professionals in these fields, recent studies show that a disproportionately low number of Latinos—our nation’s largest and fastest-growing demographic—are pursuing degrees in these rigorous disciplines. Our partnership with TOYOTA directly addresses this need by providing our Scholars with vital financial resources and equipping them with the tools and skills they need to become the well-educated and skilled professionals who will ensure that entrepreneurship and innovation remain hallmarks of America. TOYOTA/TELACU Scholars benefit from all elements of the College Success Program to ensure attainment of their Bachelor’s degree. They also receive individualized attention, such as interviewing skills preparation and coaching; they are provided with opportunities to pursue internship and employment opportunities with our corporate partners and receive guidance and support to successfully transition into the professional arena. Applicants must meet the College Success Program eligibility requirements, plus the following: Be a college Junior or Senior Be pursuing a degree in Business or Engineering fields

Gateway Mathematics Education Scholarships

The Gateway Math Education Scholarship Program offers both financial and academic support for community college transfer students intending to become mathematics teachers in New York City.

Robert Noyce Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring or pursuing a degree in mathematics, engineering or a science discipline. 2. Must be a CSULB undergraduate or graduate student at time of award. 3. Must be a United States citizen, national or permanent resident alien. 4. Must be committed to teaching science or mathematics in high-need schools. 5. Must be within 2 semesters of completing the baccalaureate degree at time of award. 6. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 7. Preference given to those who successfully complete EDSS 300C or 300M (Intro to Teaching). 8. Preference given to those who are a member of an underrepresented group as defined by NSFl. 9. Preference given to those who have transferred from Long Beach City College or Cerritos Community College. 10. Preference given to those who have 40 or more semester units (60 qt. units) of college level coursework in science or mathematics. 11. Preference given to those who are pursuing a single subject credential in chemistry, geology, physics, or mathematics. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should pick up an application from the Student Access to Science Center (F05-109).

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