If you are like the average woman going to college then there is one problem that worries you more than any other, how you are going to afford the college tuition expenses. Luckily, since you are interested in pursuing a degree in mathematics there are multiple opportunities that have been created to help women that are in your exact situation. It doesn’t matter if you are an undergraduate, graduate or PhD scholar there are plenty of financial assistance opportunities out there for you.
If math has always come easy to you and you want to make a career of it then you are a step above the rest of your competition. Typically, it is the students who are serious about obtaining their mathematics degree that win the money to apply to their college tuition. Ideally, you would like to search for a full tuition scholarship that is renewable each and every year. However, these scholarships are admittedly very rare and unfortunately, we weren’t able to locate any full tuition scholarships that are related to mathematics. However, just because there are not “full tuition” scholarships readily available at this time on our site doesn’t mean you can’t go outside the realm of mathematics to find them. There are plenty of full ride scholarships available based on merit, ethnicity and other factors. However, we know that you didn’t come here to learn about the scholarships we don’t have, you came here to learn about the scholarships WE DO have.
Siemens Mathematics Scholarship- This is a merit based scholarship. In short, that means that it is based on your grades on SAT’s, ACT’s and overall GPA. It also takes things like extracurricular activities and volunteer work into account. The overall value of the scholarship can fall between $1,000 to $100,000. We will say that it is extremely rare to get a scholarship of $100,000. On average, you can expect to get $4,000 ($1,000 each year).
Intel Science Search- Yes, we know that technically this is classified as a science scholarship. However, we do want to say that generally students interested in mathematics tend to gravitate towards science scholarships so we decided to include this one. This is a pretty interesting scholarship. It is designed for undergraduates about to enter college for the first time aka high school seniors. It is a talent search in which the grand prize you can get is $100,000 and the rest of the prizes go down from there. This one is quite competitive but definitely worth applying for if you have the chance.