There are a number of opportunities available for both students and educators during the year, check them out below!
Continuing Education Grant for VCTM Members
The VCTM Continuing Education Grant Program is a grant opportunity of up to $1,000 for a VCTM member who is a current K-16 mathematics educator in Virginia. The purpose of the program is to provide funding support to a VCTM member who wishes to continue his/her education in mathematics or mathematics education. The funding for this grant can be used for tuition at an institution of higher learning, i.e. a 2-yr or 4-yr institution. Applicant will be reimbursed for cost of tuition upon completion of the course and submission of transcript to VCTM with a copy of tuition cost. Applications must be received by November 1, 2014.
VCTM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM
The VCTM Professional Development Grant Program is a one-time grant opportunity of up to $500. Two grants are awarded. The purpose of this program is to provide funding support to VCTM members who wish to attend workshops, institutes, or other professional development opportunities. Click on the title above to download the application. Applications are due by May 1, 2014.
Karen Dee Michalowicz 1st Timers Grant
The First Timers Grant Program is named for Karen Dee Michalowicz who actively promoted and supported conference development and attendance. The purpose of this grant is to provide funding support to VCTM members who have not previously attended but wish to attend a regional or annual NCTM meeting or to any member or non-member who wishes to attend a VCTM Annual Conference or VCTM Academy for the first time. There are three grants available. There is one award for the regional or annual NCTM conference of $500 and there are two awards of $250 each for the state conference or academy. The funding for this grant can be used for registration, room and board, and transportation expenses. Applications are due by November 29, 2014.
2014 Edward A. Anderson Scholarship Program
for Undergraduate Students
This year, the committee decided to award only one scholarship for $2000. The 2014 recipient is Julia Niedermaier, a student at Christopher Newport University. Julia plans to teach middle or high school mathematics in Virginia after she graduates, Spring 2015. When she graduates, she will have a BA in mathematics and a Masters in Teaching.
VCTM will again try to award two $2,000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students applying for next 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 2015, Spring 2016 or Summer 2016, 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. Applications for 2015 are due by January 1, 2015.