ICTM Scholarships

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.  You can see a list of past winners here.

There will be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 awards granted of $1,500 to help defray educational expenses of the recipients.

You can help ensure that these scholarship are available for future generations by donating to the scholarship fund.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

To Apply for a Scholarship

To be eligible, a student must:

  1. Be enrolled as a junior or senior in an accredited university or college in Illinois during Spring 2019 with a graduation during May 2019 or later.
  2. Be working on his/her first bachelor’s degree with an intent to teach in Illinois upon graduation.
  3. Be a mathematics education major, a mathematics major with an education minor, or an education major with an official mathematics emphasis.
  4. Have a total over all GPA of at least 3.00 from all colleges attended (based on 4.00).
  5. Submit hard or digital copies of the following:
    1. A completed ICTM scholarship application form which you can type directly in the PDF form below and then print out for mailing. The application includes:
      1. Applicant information as requested
      2. Two 200-300 word essays as described below
      3. A complete lesson planning form as described below
    2. Transcripts from ALL COLLEGES ATTENDED. (These may be student copies but must be hard copy form, not electronic, to be mailed.)
    3. 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 his/her potential as a mathematics teacher. (These must be hard copy form, not electronic, to be mailed. If you receive the letter of recommendation electronically, print it out for mailing.)
    4. Some verification of your designated status and major (e.g. letter from advisor, copy of registration materials, etc.)

You may download and complete the 2018-2019 PDF version of the application here. (Note: The submission/postmark deadline has been extended to April 2). If preferred, here is a word document version. Directions for where to mail the completed application packet are included in the application.  You can also see the evaluation rubric here.


The 2018 Scholarship Awardees are:


Cassandra Cowperthwaite

Cassandra is a senior at Loyola University majoring in in Mathematics and Secondary Education.  


Kelly Fletcher

Kelly is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Middle Level Education.


Holly Huckstadt

Holly is a graduate of Illinois State University in Secondary Mathematics Education.


Brett Palmer

Brett is a senior at Illinois College majoring in Secondary Mathematics Education.


Hannah Spoolstra

Hannah is a senior at Elmhurst College majoring in Mathematics with Secondary Licensure.