Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 3
Award Deadline: January 31, 2017

To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers.

The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter.

Who can enter?

This essay contest is open to students in the following categories:

1) Grades 6-8

2) Grades 9-12

3) Undergraduate

At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category.

What is the subject of the essay?

Your essay should be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career. The submission must be in essay form, not just a transcript of your interview.

How long should the essay be?

The essay should be approximately 500 to 1000 words in length.



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