FOX Scholarship

The VMATYC Glenn Fox memorial Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship Committee is seeking qualified applicants for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award is for $500 per semester. Applicants must intend to major in mathematics, computer science, or mathematics education and demonstrate potential for success in any of these areas. Preference will be given to those candidates who intend to teach mathematics or computer science. Applicants must complete the application below and provide unofficial transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Applications are due no later than June 5, 2020 June 12, 2020.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Intend to major in mathematics, computer science, or mathematics education and demonstrate potential for success in any of these areas.
  2. Demonstrate ability, determination, and motivation necessary for successful academic performance.
  3. Have completed at least 12 semester hours of college-level courses, including 3 hours of transfer mathematics at a Virginia community college, by the end of the spring semester with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  4. Continue for two semesters (fall-spring of the award year) at a Virginia community college and enroll in at least 6 semester hours of college-level courses, including a transfer-level mathematics course, for each semester the scholarship is received.
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The applicant or their faculty sponsor should send the following supporting documents directly to Bruce Wahl at bwahl@nvcc.edu.

Attach a brief, typed biography (not to exceed one page) including:

  • Your future plans in mathematics or computer science (career, interest, etc.)
  • How you would benefit from the scholarship
  • Any other information that will help the scholarship selection committee, including your intention to teach, if applicable, or any experiences you have already had with teaching

You also need to include at least two reference letters:

  1. A letter from your sponsoring faculty member (must be a current VMATYC member)
  2. A letter from another member of your community college, or from a member of the community (not a family member)

Finally, include unofficial transcripts of all college courses through Spring semester, 2020.