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Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The Premier Organization of Mathematics Educators in Illinois

ICTM Scholarship

Information and Directions for Applying to the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Scholarship Award.

The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics will be presenting its annual Scholarships in Mathematics Education in October of each year.  ICTM has been awarding Scholarships to students since 1988.

There will be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 awards granted of $1500.00 to help defray educational expenses of the recipients.

To be eligible, a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in an accredited university or college in Illinois during Spring of the award year.
  2. Have junior or senior status as of Spring of current year with graduation during May of the award year or later and must be working on her/his first bachelor's degree.
  3. Be a mathematics education major, a mathematics major with an education minor, or an education major with an official mathematics concentration.
  4. Have a total over all GPA of at least 3.00 from all colleges attended (based on 4.00).
  5. Submit the following:
    • A completed ICTM scholarship application form.
    • Transcripts from ALL COLLEGES ATTENDED (these may be student copies).
    • Letters of recommendation from two mathematics teachers, high school or college. These letters must state the capacity in which the writer knew the applicant and address her/his potential as a mathematics teacher.
    • A 200-300 word essay on why the student wishes to teach mathematics and what s/he sees as her/his contribution to the profession.
    • A 200-300 word essay on one of five choices from the application packet.
    • Completed lesson planning form.

Students can request application forms from their mathematics education department, download a form from this web site or write to:

Randy & Sue Pippen
ICTM Scholarship
24807 Winterberry Ln.
Plainfield, IL 60585

Please enclose a self-addressed stamped business envelope with your request for application forms.

The completed application forms must be received in one mailing and must be post marked March 6th in the award year. The recipients of the scholarship awards will be announced in June of the award year and awarded at the Annual ICTM Conference banquet held in October of each year.