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OCTM Scholarships

Each fall, OCTM awards six $750 scholarships. Anyone interested in applying must fit the following qualifications:

  • be a junior, senior or graduate student in the fall of the award year at a college or university in Ohio; 
  • be enrolled in a program that leads to an Ohio Resident Educator license in a field which includes the teaching of mathematics at some level, K-12 (Early Childhood (EC), Middle Childhood (MC), or Adolescent Young Adult (AYA)); and 
  • be a prospective first-time teacher (i.e. must not have taught professionally).


  • be enrolled in a full-time graduate program related to the teaching and learning of mathematics for those who already hold an EC, MC, or AYA license that includes the teaching of mathematics at some level in grades K-12*.

Persons interested in applying for OCTM Scholarships must download the application form and submit the completed application, official college transcript(s), institution verification form, and one letter of support from a college/university faculty member or cooperating teacher.  Applications were due on June 30, 2021.

We encourage prospective elementary teachers who have an interest in mathematics teaching to apply.

To share a one-page announcement about these scholarships, we encourage you to use the first page of the application form file linked above.

Questions may be addressed to OCTM Scholarship Chair Kate Lane at Please use "OCTM Scholarship" as the subject of your email.

2021 OCTM Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations!  A $750 scholarship was granted to each of the following:

  • Lyndsay Blum  (Otterbein University)
  • Haden Hiser  (University of Toledo)
  • Caitlyn Luthman  (Bowling Green State University)
  • Abby Martin  (Bowling Green State University)
  • Ashley Post  (Bowling Green State University)
  • Maddie Sollinger  (Kent State University)

    OCTM is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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