Grants & Awards
The Mary Alice Wilson Grant
While associated with The Five College/Public School Partnership, Mary Alice Wilson was instrumental in the first PIMMS Initiative from which the decision to fund MATHWEST originated. The Mary Alice Wilson Grant is funded by MATHWEST for the purpose of enhancing mathematics understanding and appreciation in grades K-16. Grants are awarded annually for up to $500 per project, $1000 per year. Only members of MATHWEST are eligible to receive the award.
Click here (PDF) for the grant application.
MATHWEST Teacher of the Year Award
The award recognizes teacher in Western Massachusetts for outstanding contributions to the advancement of mathematics education and training. Three awards are given per year. The categories for the awards are current K-6 teachers, current 7-12 teachers, and retired teachers. Nominations are encouraged and can come from professionals in the field of education from across Western Massachusetts.
Click here (PDF) for the nomination form which includes all the criteria for the award.
Ruth O’Malley Presenter’s Award
Ruth O’Malley is a past president of MATHWEST as well as ATMNE, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England. In her long and distinguished career as an educator, Ruth has served as a mentor to many individuals sharing her educational philosophy and ideas on teaching mathematics with others in our profession.
The Ruth O’Malley Presenter’s Award is a grant for up to $100 made to individuals who will carry on Ruth’s legacy by sharing their ideas with other educators at a mathematics conference. MATHWEST members, in good standing, who present at a NCTM annual meetings, regional conference, or a conference sponsored by a NCTM affiliate, are eligible to apply. The grant is to be used to help defray printing and material costs associated with their presentation.
Click here (PDF) for the award application.
Massachusetts Grant Opportunities and Grant Writing Guide
provide by Texas Instruments
This packet is a listing of grant opportunities in the state and localities of Massachusetts compiled by Texas Instruments. Along with the listing of grant opportunities, a seven step guide to writing grants is also included.
Click here (PDF - 4,151 Kb - 9 min. 39 sec. @ 56 Kbps) for the packet. Other packets are available on the TI website.
Note: MATHWEST grants and award proposals will be reviewed and granted by the MATHWEST board on the first meeting following the respective application cutoff dates. All applicants will be notified within two weeks of the Board’s meeting. The check award and form for the final award/grant evaluation will be sent with notification to the award/grant awardee(s).