Completed applications must be submitted by February 1, 2023.
We will post all scholarship recipients' names to our website by 5pm CT April 1, 2023. We apologize but in this year of transition, the results have been delayed. We will post them as soon as possible.
Mu Alpha Theta and our Educational Foundation award $4,000 scholarships to our members every year. Any graduating high school senior or two-year college student who is an active member of a current Mu Alpha Theta chapter is eligible. Each chapter may submit applications for up to two members, at the chapter sponsor's discretion.
The nominee should be an outstanding mathematics student and should have shown loyalty and dedication to his/her Mu Alpha Theta chapter, enthusiastically participating in local projects with evidence of service in mathematics.
These four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to top scholarship candidates:
Scholarship funds must be used within the first 18 months after the date the scholarship is awarded.
The Mary Rhein Memorial Scholarship
The Mary Rhein Memorial Scholarship was named to honor Mary Rhein, a mathematics teacher from Ohio who was active in the National Mu Alpha Theta organization for 22 years. Mary believed that Mu Alpha Theta gives students who excel in mathematics an identity and a place to belong. She always encouraged her members to act as ambassadors for Mu Alpha Theta and she viewed competition as a dynamic way for students to use math concepts learned in the classroom.
The Sallie Scudder Memorial Scholarship
The Sallie Scudder Memorial Scholarship, supported by the Berkeley Math Club of 2000 – 2001, was named to honor Sallie Scudder, who taught calculus and softball at Berkeley Preparatory School from 1996 to 2002. She returned to teach at her alma mater, H. B. Plant High School, until her death at the age of 36. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students and had a positive influence on everyone around her.
The Paul R. Goodey Scholarship
The Paul R. Goodey Scholarship was established to honor the former secretary-treasurer of Mu Alpha Theta who served from 2001-2014. Dr. Goodey, a University of Oklahoma George Lynn Cross mathematics professor, has always encouraged students to see the beauty and power of mathematics through research. The Paul R. Goodey Scholarship recipient is a student who has participated in a mathematics-related research project while a member of Mu Alpha Theta.
The Kay Weiss Scholarship
The Kay Weiss Scholarship was established to honor Mu Alpha Theta’s former executive director from 2003 to her retirement in 2016. Kay worked tirelessly to bring tremendous growth to our organization, and she had a special love for physics and astronomy. The Kay Weiss Scholarship recipient is a student who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting women’s participation in the STEM fields.
- The Mu Alpha Theta Scholarship for high school students is awarded to exceptional, graduating high school seniors who are members in good standing of an active Mu Alpha Theta chapter. The recipients will have advanced the mission of Mu Alpha Theta by excelling in mathematics, providing exemplary leadership and loyalty to their Mu Alpha Theta chapters, and providing service in the field of mathematics to local projects.
- Only graduating seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
- All scholarships will be sent to the recipient’s college/university to be used for tuition, fees, books, or other educational expenses. Scholarships will expire 18 months from the date winners are notified.
- In order to receive these funds, the recipient must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university.
- Each chapter may submit no more than two nominations for Mu Alpha Theta scholarships per year. The chapter’s sponsor will determine how nominees are selected according to the above criteria.
The Mu Alpha Theta Scholarship for Two-Year College Students is for outstanding full- or part-time two- year college students who are members in good standing of an active Mu Alpha Theta chapter. The applicant should be enrolled in enough hours so that they will have completed at least 30 semester college credits (or equivalent quarter hours) by the end of the school year in which they apply. The recipient will have advanced the mission of Mu Alpha Theta by not only excelling as a mathematics student, but by providing exemplary leadership and loyalty to their Mu Alpha Theta chapter, participating enthusiastically in local projects, and providing service in mathematics.
All scholarship awards will be sent to the recipient’s college or university to be used for tuition, fees, books, or other educational expenses within the 18 months following the date of the award.
Each chapter may submit no more than two nominations for this scholarship per year, to be determined at the chapter sponsor’s discretion. Two-year members are also eligible to apply for the Governors’ Leadership and Service Award.
All applicants will also receive an email notification. Please check your inbox's junk folder if you don't receive an email by April 15.
2022 Scholarship Recipients
Mary Rhein Memorial Scholarship ($5,000): Ritam Bhowmik, Orlando Science School, Orlando, FL
Paul R. Goodey Scholarship ($5,000): Luke Moore, Grace Preparatory Academy, Arlington, TX
Sallie Scudder Memorial Scholarship ($5,000): Fatima Martinez, American Nicaraguan School, Nicaragua
Kay Weiss Scholarship ($5,000): Brighten Jiang, Lawton Chiles HS, Tallahassee, FL
High School Scholarship Recipients (in alphabetical order)
Bhavi Barnwal, Neugua Valley High School, Naperville, IL
Jing Cao, King High School, Tampa, FL
Kayleen Diaz, Vero Beach High School, Vero Beach, FL Katie Graebner, St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, GA
Keval Kataria, Middleton High School, Tampa, FL
Chance Loveday, Sevier County High School, Sevierville, TN
Vidit Pokharna, Orlando Science School, Orlando, FL
Sadie Pullen, Northwest Rankin High School, Flowood, MS
Sara Pullen, Northwest Rankin High School, Flowood, MS
James Shi, Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL
Ray Toma, Columbus High School, Columbus, GA
Nicholas Voss, Lincoln High School, Tallahassee, FL
Andrew Zhang, Viewpoint High School, Calabasas, CA
2022 Two-Year-College Recipients
Kassidy Cupit, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Wesson, MS
Gracee Warren, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Wesson, MS