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While the first impulse of your friends and family may be to ask, “A math major? What on earth are you going to do with that?,” a mathematics degree is actually highly useful and versatile. You can literally be anything from a high school teacher to an actuary to a CIA cryptographer with a degree in math. These are only some of the wide range of lucrative and interesting career opportunities that await college math majors.

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Even if you’re planning on a career in business, technology, or another high-paying field, paying for your mathematics degree is still a concern. Beyond paying for your undergraduate degree, you may also be thinking about grad school. Since math majors tend to score above average on standardized tests for graduate admission, such as the LSAT and the GMAT, if you’re interested in graduate school, it may be less a question of whether you can get in than whether you can pay to go.

Luckily, in addition to federal aid and the state and university math scholarships you may win (after all, math majors are a pretty smart bunch overall), there are a number of other math scholarship opportunities out there for majors. High school students planning to pursue a career in mathematics or a related field can take advantage of a number of math, science and technology scholarships. National scholarships are offered by the NAACP and the National Science Foundation while schools including the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of California at San Diego offer university-based awards. Some even carry top prizes of $50,000 to $100,000! Students who are interested in teaching mathematics also have a number of math scholarship opportunities — math is one of several areas of teacher shortage, so a variety of math scholarship and grant awards, as well as loan forgiveness programs, have been created to encourage students to pursue teaching careers in math. If you’re planning to teach math, be sure to check out our article on education scholarships for more information on these programs.

Below are a few of the math scholarships available. To see more math scholarships, as well as awards based on your other unique characteristics, conduct a free scholarship search on

The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

  • Amount $184,000
  • Deadline December 1, 2023

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program enhances the DoD civilian workforce with innovative scientists, engineers and researchers across the United States. SMART creates a ... Read more

WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline December 1, 2023

WTS fosters the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake careers in the area of transportation. One way it does this is by awarding the WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship to girls pursuing high school studies in science, technology, engineering, and math. Scholarship Details Supporting ... Read more

University of Rochester First Robotics Scholarship

  • Amount $60,000
  • Deadline January 5, 2024

Like many colleges and universities, we distinguish between two types of financial assistance: support based on merit and support based on need. A financial aid offer from the University often includes both types of aid. Merit-based aid comes in the form of scholarships and can be automatically reapplied to your financial aid package each year. Many scholarships are awarded by the arts, sciences ... Read more

Furman University Wylie Math Scholarship

  • Amount $60,000
  • Deadline January 15, 2024

Furman has transformed the educational experience to be different – to have a distinct and purposeful pathway of opportunity and resources. We believe a Furman education is one of the smartest investments you will ever make. We also know that the process of applying for aid can be daunting! We are here to help you learn about the merit-based scholarships, need-based grants, state and federal ... Read more

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline January 18, 2024

Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. The program fosters a community of energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other ... Read more

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Amount $19,000
  • Deadline January 31, 2024

The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at an NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time second-year student in a four-year academic ... Read more

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Amount $45,000
  • Deadline January 31, 2024

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission. The program is targeted toward students who have completed their sophomore year and are attending minority-serving institutions (MSIs). You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national who is ... Read more

JSU Alabama Bush Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline February 1, 2024

The Jacksonville State University Foundation awards the Newbern Bush Memorial Scholarship annually. Established in memory of Newbern Bush, a retired faculty member who taught mathematics. The scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time, native-born Alabama undergraduate student who has attained junior status and is majoring in mathematics. The JSU Foundation, through collaborative relationships ... Read more

James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline February 4, 2024

The Freemont Foundation focuses on assisting students in their pursuit of excellence across diverse fields such as STEM and financial literacy. Each year, they grant scholarships to deserving students attending higher education institutions, having already awarded 80 "Freemont Scholars" in the first ten years. Additionally, they have partnered with Ramsey Education to introduce financial literacy ... Read more

WHOI Summer Student Fellowship Program

  • Amount $8,160
  • Deadline February 5, 2024

Summer Student Fellowships at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year at colleges or universities and are studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and ... Read more

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Amount $50,000
  • Deadline February 14, 2024

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. Applicants must ... Read more

Society of Actuaries Hickman Scholar Program

  • Amount $40,000
  • Deadline February 15, 2024

The Society of Actuaries James C. Hickman Scholar program was established to increase the number of academic actuaries who hold a PhD and an actuarial designation, and who intend to pursue academic careers in the United States or Canada. The program is designed to provide stipends to doctoral students who will, through their studies, address research and education needs of the profession, ... Read more

PG&E NuEnergy Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline February 23, 2024

PG&E and its employee groups offer a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as other disciplines. The PG&E Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Engineering Network Group (ENG) scholarships are supported by PG&E and through the fundraising and contributions of the following employee ... Read more

Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline February 23, 2024

The American Statistical Association (ASA) is the world’s largest community of statisticians, the “Big Tent for Statistics.” It is the second-oldest, continuously operating professional association in the country. Since it was founded in Boston in 1839, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through the following: meetings, ... Read more

ASGC Undergraduate Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Amount $1,500
  • Deadline February 26, 2024

A major goal of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium (ASGC) is to develop programs that will help improve the science and mathematics education of all students, and thereby provide a more scientifically literate population. To this end the nation needs an increased supply of students, well-prepared individuals who are fully qualified to teach mathematics and science in our elementary and secondary ... Read more

Ripon College Knop Science Scholars Program

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

The Knop Science Scholarship is a prestigious four-year, full tuition scholarship based on tuition figures for the year to which the award money will be applied. The Ripon College Knop Science Scholars Board convenes each year at the beginning of the second semester. The mission of the board is to identify high-achieving students who show the potential to contribute greatly to the science and ... Read more

SEG Scholarships

  • Amount $10,000
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities to students all over the globe. SEG Scholarships are based on merit. To qualify, you must be a student who: is a high school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate college student; has above average grades; and is intending to pursue a college curriculum ... Read more

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Amount $40,000
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

Elms College is a modern part of a living tradition established over 300 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph — a bold group of devout, progressive changemakers. We are dedicated to providing a rigorous education animated by a community where all are welcome. Elms is a private college that strives to be accessible to all. We believe education is not an end in itself, but a path to discovering ... Read more

Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline March 3, 2024

Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship Fund is supported by Advocates for African-Americans, a Duke Energy employee resource group in Charlotte. It was founded by Duke Energy employees in 1996 to attract, nurture, develop and promote a diverse workforce. Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South ... Read more

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline March 14, 2024

The Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program is for first generation high school seniors who are underrepresented, need financial assistance and are passionate about furthering their education as a means to help out their family, community and themselves. We want to be able to find, sponsor, and guide leaders who are determined to succeed by all means possible regardless of their struggles, lack of ... Read more

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline March 15, 2024

Don’t let a college’s sticker price scare you. What you pay to attend college depends on the financial aid you are awarded. Our first-year merit scholarships range from $15,000 to $20,000 with the opportunity to earn an additional $3,000 annually through our Authentically You Awards. We work with families to help them understand how to finance their bill, which can be done through payment plans, ... Read more

University of Wisconsin- Stout Scholars Scholarship

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline March 15, 2024

The selective Stout Scholars Scholarship is awarded to just three outstanding students. You are eligible if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.67 or higher and ACT composite score of 27 or higher or SAT total score of at least 1280 and are a recent high school graduate admitted as a first-year student to UW-Stout for fall semester by the first Monday in February. Updated credentials must be received ... Read more

SWE Golden Gate High School Scholarship Program

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline April 5, 2024

Each year, the Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-GGS) awards a number of scholarships to young Bay Area students graduating from high school and going on to pursue degrees in engineering and other related degrees. This year, we are happy to announce that we will also be awarding scholarships for incoming or current community college students who plan to transfer to a ... Read more

ACF Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nichol Scholarship Program

  • Amount $800
  • Deadline April 6, 2024

The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of Albuquerque High alum and 1957 West Point grad Barnes W. Rose and his aunt, longtime New Mexico resident, Eva Rose Nickol. This award is for an Albuquerque High School senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the STEM majors - Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. To be eligible, ... Read more

ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship

  • Amount $40,000
  • Deadline April 6, 2024

The ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program was established in 1993 by Albuquerque businessman C.E. (Woody) Woodcock and his wife, Dixie, to support students of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math. This is intended for students with strong math and/or science credentials. Scholarships will be awarded to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors (includes ... Read more

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline April 15, 2024

The mission of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is to acknowledge, support, and empower exceptional graduating high school seniors of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties by providing financial assistance for an education at their college of choice within Washington state. Over 1,000 of the most promising high school graduates from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties have attended college ... Read more

Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship

  • Amount $25,000
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

The PUSH Excel Scholarship Program was created to assist young people who are qualified but lack the financial resources to attend college. The goal of the program is to develop servant leadership potential in the scholarship students and encourage a spirit of social justice and social change. Applicants should apply for the scholarship that best fits their particular situation. You may apply for ... Read more

TSGC Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline May 15, 2024

The TSGC Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate Scholarships are intended to recognize high-quality students and encourage their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields which will ultimately lead to careers in STEM related fields. To be eligible, applicants must: be citizens of the United States; and be registered for at least a half-time course ... Read more

Zonta Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline June 1, 2024

Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs ... Read more

Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+ STEM Students

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline June 10, 2024

The Out to Innovate Scholarships, established in 2011, are intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers. One scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one will ... Read more

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline June 13, 2024

The WIA Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering, math or science. Five merit-based awards ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 will be given to rising juniors and seniors in college, to be applied to the coming academic year. To be eligible for the WIA Foundation Scholarship, an applicant ... Read more

USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline August 9, 2024

The USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards provides college scholarships to students who have shown a career interest in fields of space science, aerospace engineering, aeronautics-related sciences, or space science education. Eligible majors may include, but are not limited to, aerospace engineering, astronomy, astrobiology, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, geophysics, ... Read more

The Gates Scholarship

  • Amount $160,000
  • Deadline September 15, 2024

The Gates Scholarship: Full Funding for Outstanding Minority Students The Gates Scholarship (TGS) stands as a beacon for talented, minority high school seniors hailing from low-income backgrounds. Designed to uplift promising student leaders, The Gates Scholarship offers a comprehensive funding solution covering all attendance costs not already met by existing financial aid or family ... Read more

Alaska Space Grant Program- Undergraduate

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline September 15, 2024

The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP) is a consortium of public and private universities and non-profit organizations that sponsors a broad range of programs to enhance teaching, research, and educational outreach within aerospace and earth science, and other NASA related STEM disciplines throughout Alaska. The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP) was established at the University of Alaska ... Read more

National GEM Consortium Fellowships

  • Amount $16,000
  • Deadline November 10, 2024

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. GEM recruits high quality underrepresented students looking to pursue Master’s and Doctoral degrees in applied ... Read more

Winston Churchill Foundation of the USA Scholarship Program

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline Varies

The prestigious Churchill Scholarship offers American students the opportunity to attend, for one year of study, the University of Cambridge for one of two Master’s degrees: the MPhil (Master of Philosophy) or MASt (Master of Advanced Study). An applicant for the Churchill Scholarship must be a citizen of the United States, either native born or naturalized, and must be a senior who is enrolled ... Read more

Valley City State University STARS Waiver

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline Varies

Financial Aid comes in several forms: grants, scholarships, loans, work study and waivers. All students are encouraged to apply for aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA provides the foundation for opportunities that award multiple types of state, federal, and institutional funding while attending college. Families can apply for financial aid by ... Read more

North Dakota Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline Varies

The goals of the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium are: to identify, recruit, and retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; to encourage women and underrepresented students to enter these fields of study; and to increase NASA activities and awareness in North Dakota. Undergraduate scholarships will be awarded each school year. The amount of money available for ... Read more

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline Varies

The WW Teaching Fellows are ensuring that young people have the science and math literacy to participate fully as citizens in contemporary society. Fellows bring their STEM expertise to high-need classrooms across the country, receiving financial support and mentorship as they complete a specially designed master’s degree at one of the program’s partner universities. Through the WW Teaching ... Read more

Boston University’s Noyce Scholarship Program

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline Varies

The Enacting Curriculum Through Engaging Discourse (EnaCTED) Project (2018-2023) is a collaboration of the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University and school districts in the Boston area. This program focuses on preparing teachers to design and use high quality mathematics curriculum and discourse-based instruction to support ... Read more


  • Amount $4,000
  • Deadline Varies

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program and meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more ... Read more

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Amount $49,000
  • Deadline Varies

The National Science Foundation supports fellowships for outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time, research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering or math or STEM education. NSF GRFP was established to recruit and support individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions in STEM. Thus, NSF especially encourages ... Read more

Last Reviewed: November 2023