The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics encourages those persons interested in becoming teachers of mathematics by offering up to 2 scholarships of $2000 annually. VCTM's objective in establishing this program is to unite the efforts of its members who seek to improve the teaching of mathematics. This year, the VCTM Board of Directors has again authorized that two scholarships may be awarded if qualified applicants are judged deserving by the current members of the Scholarship Committee.
2016 EDWARD A. ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Students applying for this year's scholarships must be full-time students attending a four-year Virginia College or University, Virginia residents, currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program with a concentration in mathematics or major in mathematics and plan to graduate in Fall 2016, Spring 2017 or Summer 2017, and plan to teach mathematics in a Virginia school. All applicants planning to teach at elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels are eligible. Completed application materials must be returned postmarked no later than January 1, 2016. Applicants must also submit an official transcript showing grades through the Fall 2015 term, postmarked no later than January 15, 2016.
The scholarship winner(s) will be announced at VCTM’s 37th Annual Conference. All applicants will be notified in writing of the Committee’s decision.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
Selection will be based on the applicant's potential for a successful career teaching mathematics, as indicated by scholastic records, recommendations of two faculty members, and the applicant’s narrative statement. All applications will be reviewed and will be selected by VCTM’s Scholarship Committee, with approval of VCTM’s Executive Board.
- Scholarship Application [pdf]
Mail the application, postmarked no later than January 1, 2016 to:
Dr. Chrissy Trinter, Chair, Edward A. Anderson Scholarship Committee
Virginia Commonwealth University
1015 West Main, Roo, 3074 PO Box 842020
Richmond, VA 23284-2012