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The Miriam Schaefer Scholarship Award Guidelines PDF Print E-mail

2014 Scholarship Information

Special $2500 Awards in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of Awarding Scholarships

If you have questions about the scholarship application or process, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it via email.

Purpose

The goal is to financially assist students currently enrolled in a teacher education program with a mathematics education major or minor if at the elementary level. Secondary education students must be pursuing a mathematics major. The award is to be used for tuition, books, labs, and fees necessary to fulfill requirements for a BA or BS degree with teacher certification.

Eligibility

Each applicant must be a Michigan resident and currently enrolled at a Michigan college or university in an elementary or secondary teacher education program with a mathematics specialty. Applicants must be a college/university junior or senior in good academic standing by June 1, 2014, with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher. In addition, secondary education students must have successfully completed the college's/university's required calculus sequence, while elementary education students must have at least a mathematics minor. In determining eligibility, applicants enrolled in the final year of a five-year teacher preparation program will be considered a senior. The classification (junior or senior) for an applicant who has earned a degree in another area and has enrolled in a teacher education program will be determined by his/her June 1 status in the teacher education program. The applicant must also be a member of the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Award

A check for $2,500 will be paid to the scholarship recipient(s) with their school as the second payee. The term of each scholarship is for one year and shall not be renewable.

Application Deadline

Submit the completed Miriam Schaefer Scholarship Application materials in one envelope, postmarked no later than May 14, 2014 to:

MCTM Scholarship Committee
Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics
4767 Stadler Road
Monroe, MI 48162-9424
Phone: 734.477.0421

 

 
Past Scholarship Winners PDF Print E-mail
The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics recognizes the urgent need for more and excellent mathematics teachers.  The shortage of well-prepared mathematics teachers is due to teacher retirements, teacher attrition - excellent teachers leaving teaching to enter higher paid professions, and fewer students interested in pursuing teaching degrees when faced with so many enticing and higher salary professions.

The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics is committed to promote and encourage capable students to join our profession.  MCTM Scholarships are awarded to encourage and support undergraduates majoring in mathematics education. Since 1989, MCTM has awarded 130 scholarships totaling $157,500(Updated August 2013).  Click the attachment below for a chart of past awardees.
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2012 Scholarship Fund - In Honor and In Memory PDF Print E-mail

Many thanks to all who contributed during our membership solicitation for the MCTM Scholarship Endowment Fund (SEF). With your contributions, $2,945 was raised.  Some of these donations have been designated in honor or memory of a special individual.  While we look forward with the scholarship program, we take a moment here to look back and around us to those who have influenced and inspired us! Do you have someone you would like to remember or honor?  Please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (734) 477-0421.

MCTM- SEF Wall of Honor and Memory 2012

Art Coxford
Mike Donahoe
Frank Esper
George Feeman
Tom Knauss
Lloyd Lund
Thelma Marshall
Virginia Morse
Joseph Payne
James Phillips
JoAnn Rankin
Al Schulte
Eugene Smith
Roy Thompson

 
Miriam Schaefer Scholarship Committee PDF Print E-mail

Listed below are the committee members:

  • Bob Cooper (Chair)
  • Jane Porath
  • Christine Kincaid Dewey
 
2011 Scholarship Fund - In Honor and In Memory PDF Print E-mail

Many thanks to all who contributed during our membership solicitation for the MCTM Scholarship Endowment Fund (SEF). Your donations totaled $3460.25!  Some of these donations have been designated in honor or memory of a special individual.  While we look forward with the scholarship program, we take a moment here to look back and around us to those who have influenced and inspired us! Do you have someone you would like to remember or honor?  Please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (734) 477-0421.

MCTM- SEF Wall of Honor and Memory 2011

All the students who helped me (Miriam Schaeffer) love teaching math
Char Beckmann
Beatrice Coke - my kindergarten teacher
Art Coxford
Mike Curtis
Craig Evans - Romulus HS
George Feeman
Beth Forslund
Doc F. A. Griffiths- Maryville College
Alice Hach
Don Heikkinen
Lucille Houston
Avilda Huemiller
George Kitchen
Prof. Lappan- Hope College
Mrs. Moore - Palm Springs, Florida
Ruth C. Payne
Laurie Shappee
Joe Thibedeau
Jean Williams

Donald Yerkes - Walled Lake High School

 
Scholarship Endowment Fund (MCTM SEF) PDF Print E-mail

MCTM Provides College Scholarships

The Challenge

In their report Before It Is Too Late, the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century stressed that "there is a pressing national need for high quality teaching, and the teaching pool in mathematics is inadequate to meet our current needs."

Michigan Schools are now struggling with a shortage of mathematics teachers. And the situation is becoming worse. For example, 40% of the teachers in the Lansing area will be retiring in the next 3 years and it is predicted that two thirds of current math/science teachers will retire in the next 10 years.

More than ever we need to attract and encourage qualified candidates into mathematics teaching.
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Opportunities for Other Awards PDF Print E-mail
Please check back periodically to keep informed of upcoming award possibilities.  Please contact the MCTM office if you are aware of any award opportunities for MCTM members.
 


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