Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship - Application

The purpose of the Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) Scholarship is to provide the recipient with $2,000 of funding to enhance their mathematics knowledge, teaching, and leadership by enrolling in university coursework or other training to develop the expertise in becoming an elementary mathematics specialist. Elementary mathematics specialists work as teachers, teacher leaders, or coaches and support effective mathematics instruction and student learning at the classroom, school, district, or state levels.

Funds should be used to work towards an elementary mathematics specialist certificate or endorsement recognized by a state or Local Education Authority, such as a school district.

Annual Timeline

June 15:  Applications due.

August 15:  Awardees named and notified.

March 1:  Awardees submit a brief statement regarding their use of the funds, along with receipts and reimbursement form, to the AMTE treasurer.


Candidates must possess a valid credential to teach elementary school and must have 3 years of full-time teaching experience.

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Note: Scholarship awardees may be interviewed or asked to provide a brief statement about the award and their pursuit of their elementary mathematics specialist certification, along with a photo, edited versions of which may appear on the AMTE website. Appropriate permissions will be requested of awardees.