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).
This award is to provide a college opportunity for a student who has demonstrated the commitment to attend Ohio University. The award is for $1,500.00 per year, renewable for four (4) years. This award also includes a $1,500.00 match per year from The 50 Men & Women of Toledo, Inc. Consideration requirements are a GPA of 3.0 or higher, four (4) years of English, three (3) years of Mathematics and Science and two (2) years of Social Studies and Foreign Language.
These $500 memorial scholarships, sponsored by Rudy Montiel, are awarded to a qualified undergraduates attending the University of Texas at El Paso.
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
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:
A 700-word essay based on a predetermined topic (tbd)
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.
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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.
Criteria: 1. Must pursue a discipline of graduate studies in the traditional humanities: Anthropology (cultural only), Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies (all areas), English Literature, English/Creative Writing (creative dissertation only), Ethnic Studies, Ethnomusicology, Film Theory, Foreign Language & Literature, History, History of Architecture, History & Philosophy of Mathematics, History & Philosophy of Science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies (main focus of program must be an eligible field), Linguistics (cultural only), Music History & Theory, Philosophy, Political History / Philosophy / Theory, Religion / Religious Studies (academic only not for pastoral ministry), Rhetoric or Women
Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in engineering, math/statistics, computer science/information technology, finance/accounting, economics/business, foreign languages, communications, political science/international studies. 2. Must be Asian American or Pacific Islander. 3. Must be an undergraduate student. 4. Must have a minimum 45 units completed before beginning internship. 5. Must have a minimum 2.95 GPA (cumulative OR major). 6. Must be a United States citizen without dual citizenship status. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.twc.edu/students/ for an application form.
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
Each summer, Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports fifteen students to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a special opportunity to develop your research skills and interests by working with top scientists to study one of America’s most significant coastal resources.
The REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics.
During the 12-week program, each student works with a mentor on an individual research project at one of the two marine labs at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences located on the Chesapeake Bay.
Research areas include:
Molecular biology and genetics
Submerged aquatic vegetation
Modeling and analysis
Coastal observing systems
Each REU fellow will receive:
A stipend of $6,000
Round-trip travel expenses
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed at least two years of study towards (but not yet completed) a bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to students who are rising seniors. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
For graduate students who focus primarily on international affairs, languages, economics, geography, cartography, physical sciences and engineering; other majors may be accepted
Should be entering their first or second year of graduate studies in an accredited college or university
Active participation in projects with potential to have work disseminated throughout the Intelligence Community
3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale
Foreign language skills and previous international residency are pluses
Medical/polygraph examinations and background investigation required
Assignments are ONLY in the Washington, DC metro area
Because of safety concerns for the prospective applicant, as well as security and communication issues, the CIA Recruitment Center does not accept applications, nor can we return phone calls, e-mails or other forms of communication, from US citizens living outside of the US.
The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for teachers seeking to improve their understanding of mathematics by completing course work in mathematics content. Grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades 6-8 level. Primary emphasis is placed on enrollment and completion of appropriate courses on mathematics content and the relevance of the course content to enhancing the teaching of mathematics in Grades 6-8. Proposals must address the following: rationale for the coursework, anticipated instructional improvements, and the expected impact on student learning. The grant will advance funds to cover tuition, and books. The balance of the funds will be issued as a stipend upon receipt of an official transcript that demonstrates completion of the proposed mathematics course work with a grade of C or better.The applicant must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or must teach at a school with a current NCTM PreK–8 school membership. The applicant must be presently teaching mathematics in grades 6-8 and intend to continue teaching in the next school year. 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.
Criteria: 1. Must be nominated by his or her undergraduate institution. 2. Must be a full-time sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education. 3. Must have a college grade-point average of at least B and be in the upper fourth of his or her class. 4. Must be interested in majoring in mathematics, engineering, or science. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://gradstudies.csusb.edu/goldwater.html for more information and an application form.
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