California Mathematics Council Scholarship and Grant List

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

January 31, 2017




Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
One elementary or one secondary awardee, chosen from several mathematics teacher finalists, get a trip for two to the White House and over $10,000 in awards. The award alternates between the two levels: secondary in odd years, elementary in even.

The Student Activity Trust Fund
Grants to help you put on activities and competitions for students in California and Northern Nevada.

The George Polya Memorial Award
Nominations for an outstanding classroom teacher who has also been a statewide influence in mathematics education.

The Edward Begle Memorial Award
Nominations for an outstanding administrator or other educator who has also been a statewide influence in mathematics education.

The Walter Denham Memorial Award
Nominations for an outstanding person who is recognized as an advocate for mathematics education. Unlike our other awards, the nominee does not have to be an educator, nor a CMC member.

The Elisabeth Javor K-8 Mentoring Award
See below under the Southern Section Awards.

The Lurie Center Scholarship
Free registration, housing and travel, plus some money to spend on materials purchase at your CMC Fall section conference. In honor of former CMC-South President Lurie Center, up to three scholarships are offered to teachers of color each year.Please note there is another award sponsored by the southern section known as The Lurie Center Elementary Teaching Award.

A Math Festival Grant is available for schools hosting Mathematics Festival Programs.

Awards from Other Groups:

Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program:
In existence for over ten years, the FMF sends 600 educators annually to Japan to take part in an educational and cultural study visit. The application period for the each year’s FMF competition is from late summer (applications made available) until early Dec (deadline for receipt of application).  Check the FMF website for additional information.

A+ Grants from BP.  The grant is for California K-12 teachers, specifically those who want to expand their energy and conservation curriculum in the classroom.  Energy can be taught in every subject area and every grade level, but is especially relevant for math and science. $2,000,000 available; application deadline is April of each year.

Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, American Indian, African American
Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshmen

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