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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 Apr 12, 2024
    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 2025

    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. 

    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!

    About National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

    NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) is one of the world's largest mathematics education organizations and advocates for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Academic Interest

    Math, Education

    Other Category



    Applicants must (1) be mathematics teachers of grades 6-12, (2) have taught for at least three years and plan to continue teaching, and (3) be current Essential or Premium members of NCTM.

    Application information

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

    Final Report

    Letter of recommendation

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