Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$625

Awarded

Application Deadline

October 1

Thursday
Awarded By:

Association for Women in Mathematics

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Between one and six awards are offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must demonstrate excellence in mathematics.
  3. Must enroll full time at a four-year institution.
  4. Must be a female.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or have a school address in the United States.
  6. Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program as of Sept. 15 of the current year.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize will be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have a school address in the United States.

Application requirements for the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize are:

  • Nomination
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize was established in 1990 by the executive committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and is named for AWM former President and one of its founding members, Alice T. Schafer, who has contributed a great deal to women in mathematics throughout her career. The Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize will be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. All members of the mathematical community are invited to submit nominations for the prize. The nominee may be at any level in her undergraduate career. The letter of nomination should include, but is not limited to, an evaluation of the nominee on the following criteria: quality of performance in advanced mathematics courses and special programs; demonstration of real interest in mathematics; ability for independent work in mathematics; and performance in mathematical competitions at the local or national level, if any. The Schafer Prize will be awarded at the Joint Prize Session in January.

Award Amount: $250 to $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $625.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 1, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 1, 2020

Information about the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize is available on the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) website. Each applicant must be nominated by a professor or an adviser. With the letter of nomination, the applicant should include a copy of transcripts and indicate undergraduate level (nominee must be an undergraduate student as of Sept. 15) . Additional supporting materials (e.g., reports from summer work using math, copies of talks given by members of student chapters, recommendation letters from professors, colleagues, etc.) should be included with the application. A nomination should be submitted as one PDF file via MathPrograms.org with a copy of transcripts included at the end of the file. The MathPrograms.org link will be available 45 days before the deadline. Nominations via email or fax are not acceptable.
Contact: Steven Ferrucci
Address: 11240 Waples Mill Road Suite 200 Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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