Attending a mathematics summer program can be a life-changing experience for a young scholar. These programs help talented students explore the vast and fascinating world of mathematics, build connections with their peers that can last a lifetime, and gain an appreciation for the value of a mathematical or scientific career.
The Mathematics Summer Stipends (MASST) program is a stipend program whose goal is to fulfill the untapped potential of young mathematics scholars, by making these summer experiences equally accessible to all students regardless of income. The MASST stipends are funded by the National Science Foundation, and designed for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who need to replace the income from a summer job in order to attend a mathematics summer program.
We are now accepting nominations for Summer 2016. We expect to award stipends between $250 and $3000. The stipends will be awarded to students who have been accepted to a summer mathematics enrichment program with full scholarship, and who demonstrate additional need. You may use your stipend for any purpose, such as replacement for taking a summer job.
To be considered for a MASST stipend, you should first apply to the summer program of your choice. An extensive list of summer programs is available here. Once you have heard back from your summer program, the process is as follows.
There is no nomination deadline; nominations will be considered on a rolling basis. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.