Awards and grants provide opportunities to get support for your school or math classroom, attend a conference, or recognize incredible math educators.
High School Student Awards
Downloadable award to give to students. We encourage teachers to recognize students demonstrating interest, creativity, achievement, or excellence in mathematics.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is given to an elementary or secondary teacher awardee on alternating years. Award winners are chosen from several finalists and the prize includes a visit to the White House and over $10,000 in awards.
Student Activities Trust Fund
In order to promote student involvement and interest in mathematics, the Student Activities Trust fund provides financial support to qualified organized student activities. Examples include Math Field Days, Problem Solving contests, and Math Olympiads.
Math Festival Scholarship
Up to $1000 scholarships to help fund a Math Festival at your school. Click here for details.
George Polya Memorial Award
Nominations for an outstanding classroom teacher who has also been a statewide influence in mathematics education.
Edward Begle Memorial Award
Nominations for an outstanding administrator or other educator who has also been a statewide influence in mathematics education.
Walter Denham Memorial Award
Nominations for an outstanding person who is recognized as an advocate for mathematics education. Unlike our other awards, the nominee does not have to be an educator, nor a CMC member.
Mike Contino Memorial Scholarship
University or College professors who work with pre-service teachers can apply for up to $2000 in funds to support the costs of bringing a group of pre-service teachers to one of the CMC conferences.
Lurie Center Scholarship
Free registration, housing, and travel, plus some additional money to spend on materials purchased at a CMC conference. This scholarship is awarded in honor of the former CMC-South president, Lurie Center. Up to three scholarships are awarded annually to teachers of color.
Each of CMC's regional sections offers a variety of grants, awards, and scholarships.