Mu Alpha Theta and our Educational Foundation will continue to award a number of $4,000 scholarships this year. Scholarship funds may be used within the first 18 months
after the date the scholarship is awarded. Any graduating high school senior or two-year college student who is an active member of a current Mu Alpha Theta chapter is eligible.
The nominee should be an outstanding mathematics student and should have shown loyalty and dedication to their Mu Alpha Theta chapter,
enthusiastically participating in local projects with evidence of service in the area of mathematics. Each chapter may submit
applications for up to two members. It is up to the chapter sponsor to determine what names to submit, if more than two
students wish to apply.
Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to top scholarship candidates: the Mary Rhein Memorial Scholarship, the
Sallie Scudder Memorial Scholarship, and the Paul R. Goodey Scholarship.
Our remaining scholarships will provide $4,000 each.
The Mary Rhein Memorial Scholarship
The Mary Rhein Memorial Scholarship was named to honor Mary Rhein, a mathematics teacher from Ohio who was a active in the
National Mu Alpha Theta organization for 22 years. Mary
believed that Mu Alpha Theta gives students, who excel in mathematics, an identity and a place to belong. She always encouraged
her members to act as ambassadors for Mu Alpha Theta, and she viewed competition as a dynamic way for students to use math
concepts learned in the classroom.
The Sallie Scudder Memorial Scholarship
The Sallie Scudder Memorial Scholarship, supported by the Berkeley Math Club of 2000 – 2001, was named
to honor Sallie Scudder, who taught Calculus and Softball at Berkeley Preparatory School from 1996 to 2002. She returned
to teach at her alma mater, H. B. Plant High School, until her death at the age of 36. She was passionate about making a difference
in the lives of her students and had a positive influence on everyone around her.
The Paul R. Goodey Scholarship
The Paul R. Goodey Scholarship was established to honor the former Secretary-Treasurer of Mu Alpha Theta who served
from 2001-2014. Dr. Goodey, a University of Oklahoma George Lynn Cross mathematics professor, has always encouraged students to
see the beauty and power of mathematics through research. The Paul R. Goodey Scholarship recipient is a student who has
participated in a mathematics related research project while a member of Mu Alpha Theta.
Kalin Award Option
If the high school student applying for a scholarship is the sponsor’s choice for the Kalin Award, an additional application for the Kalin Award does not
need to be completed. Instead, the sponsor should check the box on the
”Sponsor Letter of Recommendation Form” and write additional paragraphs as to why they feel the applicant deserves this award.
High school members may apply for these scholarships by filling out this application.
Two-Year college members may apply by filling out this application.
Both high school and two-year college students are required to submit
their high school transcripts. Two-year college students must submit their college transcripts as well.
To view a list of scholarship recipients, please click on Recipients above.