5 Scholarships for Mathematics Majors

One of the core subjects taught at any school, mathematics is an incredibly important field of study with countless applications and specializations. From statistics to geometry, economists to actuaries, math is an undeniably integral part of our daily lives and society.

If you’re interested in pursuing a math major, take a look below to see some scholarships to aid in your higher education.

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BHW Women in STEM Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Women make up 60% of bachelor degree-holders, but they are an overwhelming minority in STEM fields. This scholarship aims to change that fact. To encourage women to pursue STEM majors and degrees, the sponsors offer financial aid.

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ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 6, 2020

Created in order to aid minority students interested in science and math-related fields, this scholarship awards two Hispanic students and two African American students per year–one female, one male each.

Requirements include: identifying as African American or Hispanic, attending a school in the Council of Great City Schools, be a graduating high school senior, be pursuing a science or mathematics degree, be enrolled at a 4-year university/college full-time, demonstrate academic achievement, be involved in the community, have a GPA of at least 3.0 unweighted.

Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: February 23

The American Statistical Association encourages women to enter fields that deal with statistics. Their scholarship awards women studying statistics at a graduate school, especially if those in pursuit of a Ph.D. or MS.

Full-time women graduate students pursuing a degree in a statistics-related field may apply.

Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize

Amount: $250-$1,000

Deadline: October 1

This prize awards undergraduate women who show academic excellence in the field of mathematics. Available to both US and international students, it encourages women to pursue degrees and careers that utilize math skills.

Eligible students must: be a female undergraduate, be enrolled full-time at a 4-year university/college, demonstrate strong interest and ability in mathematics. Someone must nominate a student to qualify for this award.

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Amount: Varies ($20,000 for the 6 finalist teams)

Deadline: Varies

This unique math modeling team competition sees high school senior and junior groups compete to solve a problem with limited time and resources. Experienced Ph.D.-holding mathematicians make up the judging panel. A majority of the teams end up winning some amount of scholarship aid, split evenly among the team members.

Requirements: no more than two teams from a single high school, all team members must either be a senior or a junior, each team must have a teacher coach, homeschool students may compete on a team consisting of other homeschooled students.

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