$1,500 – The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to a future teacher of mathematics for attendance at an NCTM conference. For 2019-20, the Mathematics Education Trust will fund up to $1,500 (+ Conference Registration) for travel and subsistence expenses for a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is committed to teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K-12 to attend an NCTM annual meeting or a regional meeting of NCTM. The applicant must be current (on or before October 12, 2018) student member of NCTM. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: acceptable academic record and standing, expressed interest in and commitment to teaching mathematics, and anticipated benefits of conference attendance, and clarity of the proposal.
An applicant at the undergraduate level must be currently enrolled in a state-approved certification program and be on at least the second semester of his/her Junior year with a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better. Graduate student must be enrolled in a master’s level program leading to certification or one designed to strengthen the teaching and learning process. An individual already certified must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program. Applicant must be committed to teaching grades Pre-K-12 and have a sincere interest in mathematics education. Any air-travel arrangements must be made through the designated NCTM travel agent so NCTM can directly pay for travel.