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

Posted on 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

For more info, contact: [email protected]


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