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Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing History, Number Theory, or Discrete Mathematics

Offered by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 30, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

May 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you currently a math teacher of grades 6-12 and interested in a grant opportunity? If so, the Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing History, Number Theory, or Discrete Mathematics may be a great opportunity for you! The grant is open to grade 6 – 12 mathematics teachers who have taught for at least three years and plan to continue teaching.

It is offered by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and funded by The Father Stanley J. Bezuszka and Margaret J. (Peg) Kenney Fund. Margaret J. (Peg) Kenney formerly served on the NCTM Board of Directors, was a renowned math educator, and received many awards for her contributions. Stanley J. Bezuszka also made many contributions, giving over 1,000 presentations, workshops, and minicourses on the subject of mathematics education. NCTM is the world’s largest mathematics education organization and advocates for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning.

Each year, they award up to $3,000 to help chosen recipients fund the completion of credited coursework, design and implement a personal study plan, create and field-test appropriate classroom activities, and prepare and deliver a professional development presentation to colleagues. If you are a teacher looking for a grant opportunity to continue teaching, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to mathematics teachers of grades 6-12 who have taught for at least three years and plan to continue teaching. Applicants must be current Essential or Premium members of NCTM and may not be past recipients.

Grade Level

Graduate Students

Academic Interest

Education, Math

Other Category

Adult, Nontraditional

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must complete a proposal for their planned project, in addition to submitting an online application and the below application materials.

Final Report

Letter of Recommendation


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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact National Council of Teachers of Mathematics at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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