Alice T. Schafer Prize

Scholarship Provided by : Association for Women in Mathematics

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

October 01, 2017


The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) calls for nominations for the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize to 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 but must be an undergraduate when nominated. She must either be a U.S. citizen or have a school address in the United States. The Schafer Prize was established in 1990 by the Executive Committee of the AWM and is named for AWM former president and one of its founding members, Alice T. Schafer, who contributed a great deal to women in mathematics throughout her career.


Open to: An undergraduate woman who excels in mathematics
Nomination deadline: October 1, Year N for the Year N+1 Prize

The Schafer Prize will be awarded at the Joint Prize Session at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in January.

The letters 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
performance in mathematical competitions at the local or national level, if any
With the letter of nomination, please include a copy of transcripts and indicate undergraduate level. Nominees must be an undergraduate when nominated. Additional supporting materials (e.g., reports from summer work using math, copies of talks given, recommendation letters from professors, colleagues, etc.) should be included with the nomination, if applicable.

Nomination materials for this award should be compiled into 1 PDF file and submitted online at with a copy of transcripts included at the end of the file.  

Questions? Call 703-934-0163 or email 

Schafer Prize Nomination Deadline: October 1 Annually, Year N for the Year N+1 Prize

Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

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