Robert (Bob) Moses Scholarship supports underrepresented grad students in STEM fields

Robert (Bob) Moses Scholarship supports underrepresented grad students in STEM fields

February 21, 2023

This annually awarded national scholarship is designed to support the educational goals of a graduate student from an underrepresented group who is pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in mathematics education or a STEM discipline. The individual should also have a commitment to civic engagement. The inaugural scholarship is named in honor of the late Bob Moses, a pioneering
civil rights leader and educator who founded The Algebra Project, a national U.S. mathematics literacy program aimed at helping low-income students and students of color achieve the mathematical skills in high school that are a prerequisite for success in college and beyond.

Scholarship Award: $15,000

Who Is Eligible to Apply?
Any student who:

  • is enrolled as a master’s or doctoral student in good standing at a public or private U.S. university during the 2022–2023 academic school year
  • demonstrates leadership abilities and commitment to community service
  • demonstrates financial need
  • is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551

How To Apply
To apply for the scholarship, and provide:

  • a one-page statement outlining financial need
  • the official transcript for your most recently completed academic term; this should include your Fall 2022 grades and cumulative GPA
  • two recommendation letters (one should be from a school advisor or the chair of the dissertation committee)
  • two original essays, answering the following essay questions (maximum of 500 words per question):
    – Describe how your approach to learning is aligned with the work of Bob Moses.
    – Tell us a bit about yourself, your background, why you should be awarded the Robert (Bob) Moses Scholarship and how this scholarship will help you support underserved communities.

Submit applications via:

Application Portal Open: February 1, 2023
Application Deadline: April 3, 2023
Winner Notified: May 15, 2023

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