ICTM Scholarships 2024

The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers its annual Scholarships in Mathematics Education in October of each year. Under this Scholarship, There will be up to three scholarships granted of $1,500 to cover the educational expenses of the recipients. Applicants will receive a free 1-year ICTM membership, free registration to the annual ICTM conference, and an ICTM board mentor. 

ICTM Scholarships 2024 – Overview

Scholarship NameICTM Scholarships
Application Open DateJanuary 1, 2024
Application DeadlineMay 9, 2024
CategoryScholarships in USA
Winners 3
Scholarship Amount$1,500
Apply Online https://www.ictm.org/ictm-scholarships

Eligibility Criteria And Qualifications

You must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible for the 2023-2024 scholarship.

  • Be enrolled as a junior or senior in an accredited university or college in Illinois during Spring 2024 with a graduation date of May 2024 or later.
  • Be working on their first bachelor’s degree with an intent to teach in Illinois upon graduation.
  • Be a mathematics education major, a mathematics major with an education minor, an early childhood major, or an elementary education major.
  • Have a total overall GPA of at least 3.00 from all colleges attended (based on 4.00).

Application Process

Students must submit digital copies of the following through the ICTM Scholarship Submission Portal:

  • A completed ICTM scholarship application form including:
    • Applicant information
    • Two 200-300 word essays
    • A complete lesson planning form
  • Transcripts from ALL COLLEGES ATTENDED.
  • Letters of recommendation from two mathematics or mathematics methods teachers, high school or college. These letters must state the capacity in which the writer knew the applicant and address their potential as a mathematics teacher.
  • Some verification of the applicant’s enrollment in a teacher education program (e.g. letter from an advisor, copy of registration materials, notation on transcript, etc.)

Applications must be submitted by May 9, 2024. If you have questions regarding the application process can contact Ms. Shelly Murphy at scholarships@ictm.org.

Selection Process

A committee will evaluate the applications based on a rubric that amounts to 50 points.

  • Application information = 5 points (completeness, GPA, clarity)
  • Activities = 10 points (how strongly are the work/leadership/extracurricular activities from your college years connected to mathematics and/or teaching?)
  • Essay #1 = 10 points (writing quality, anticipated contribution to teaching mathematics, enthusiasm for teaching and mathematics)
  • Essay #2 = 10 points (writing quality, degree to which the question selected is answered, quality of the answer to the selected prompt)
  • Lesson Planning Form = 15 points 


What is the application deadline?

May 9, 2024.

What is the Scholarship amount?



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