The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support to college students preparing to teach high school mathematics. For 2005-2006, up to two scholarships, with a maximum value of $10,000 each, will be awarded to persons currently completing their sophomore year of college, scheduled for full-time study at a four- or five-year college or university in the next academic year, and pursuing a career goal of becoming a certified teacher of secondary-school math. Applicants must be student members of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Past recipients and employees or immediate family members of employees of either NCTM or the Educational and Productivity Solutions business segment of TI are not eligible to apply. A written proposal must be submitted that includes evidence of the applicant’s past academic achievement in a college or university and the applicant’s commitment to pursue a teaching career in high school math. Proposals must include information about the remaining two or three years of collegiate coursework in mathematics or math education required to earn certification; a detailed outline of the full-time study required to meet these requirements, including a description of the courses to be taken and the course titles and credits for mathematics and math education courses already completed; and a budget to fund the plan. Coursework and graduation must be completed between June 1, 2007 and August 31, 2009. This personal award might be subject to income taxes. The scholarships are named in recognition of the outstanding contributions to mathematics education made by professors Frank Demana and Bert K. Waits of the Ohio State University.
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