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Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

department of mathematics

Opportunities for undergraduates and for students in the early stages of a graduate program.

Fellowships Available

In partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Ball State is offering 20 fellowships to graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni interested in changing careers. Through this one-year competitive program individuals will:

  • earn a teaching license in mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology;
  • earn a master's degree in secondary education;
  • have the designation “Woodrow Wilson Fellow,” which signifies excellence, rigor, and selectivity;
  • receive a $30,000 stipend.

NOAA Scholarships

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces the availability of scholarships to students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology. There are undergraduate scholarships for students who are currently sophomores: The Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship, and the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
There are also graduate scholarships for seniors who are applying to graduate school and current graduate students: The Graduate Sciences Program, and the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program.

AAAS Mass Media Science Engineering Fellows Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists. From grant writing to interaction with their community, today's young scientists must also be able science communicators. The Fellowship places senior undergraduate and graduate science, engineering and mathematics students at media sites nationwide to work as science reporters for ten weeks. AAAS selects 15-20 Fellows each summer. There is a $4500 stipend plus travel expenses. For more information, visit

Opportunity for College Seniors

Math for America provides aspiring math teachers a full-tuition scholarship for a master's degree in mathematics education, and a stipend of $100,000 over five years in addition to a full time teacher's salary. They currently have sites in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego and Washington, D.C. The best part is that as an M.A. Fellow you are a member in a community of math teachers dedicated to student success, professional development, mentoring, and leadership opportunities. For more information, please visit

Noyce Scholars Program in Mathematics

Are you a math major? Boston University's Noyce Scholars Program offers 100% tuition support towards a master's degree and initial teacher licensure, and job-placement assistance. Noyce Scholars commit to teach mathematics for at least two years in a high-need district upon successful completion of the teacher certification program. For more information, visit

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation awards over 1,000 fellowships annually to students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Three years of financial support include an annual stipend, a cost-of-education allowance, and a one-time foreign travel allowance. Applicants must be at or near the beginning of graduate studies in an NSF-supported field. For more information, visit the information page at the NSF website. Application deadlines vary by field, but most are in early November.

Math for America Boston Fellowship

This is a five-year program that rewards highly qualified individuals who wish to become public secondary school mathematics teachers. Fellows are STEM professionals or recent graduates who are interested in urban education and working with a diverse group of young people. In the first year, prepare to become a public secondary school math teacher, receive a full-tuition scholarship to Boston University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program in mathematics and a$25,000 stipend. In years two through five, fellows teach in a Boston area public secondary school. Fellows receive $50,000 in stipends over four years, in addition to a full-time teacher’s salary in a high-need district in Boston and receive mentoring, support and professional development opportunities. See the Math for America website for more information and to apply.

Masters of Financial Risk Management at Colorado State University

The MSBA in Financial Risk Management (FRM) program is a 32 credit-hour graduate program that provides a rigorous and advanced study of the principles, processes, and practices of consolidated risk management.  Students graduating from this program are prepared to (a) assess and respond to changes in the risk landscape, (b) develop new and effective solutions to meet the needs of financial and non-financial companies, (c) evaluate current strategies and products from a corporate or regulatory perspective to improve the operation and safety of market mechanisms, and (d) successfully pursue professional certification such as the CFA®, FRM®, or PRM®.  Individuals who earned undergraduate or graduate degrees in math-intensive disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.
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