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NCCTM Grants and Scholarships
Mini-Grants: Support for Your Classroom
The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics through its mini-grant program, provides incentive funding for North Carolina teachers as they develop activities to enhance mathematics education. This program will provide funds for special projects and research, which will enhance the teaching, learning, and enjoyment of mathematics. There is no preconceived criterion for projects except that students should receive an on-going benefit from the grant. Available to current members of NCCTM, the mini-grants are awarded by each of the three regional organizations to members within their geographic boundaries (If you incorrectly identify with the wrong region, your proposal will be ineligible for funding). A total of $18,000 is available each year for the state’s mini-grants, with each region awarding approximately $6000 in grants to its members. In recent years, approximately 30-35 proposals have been partially or fully funded, for an average grant of just less than $850. Grant proposals must be emailed as a Word document on or before September 15, and proposals selected for funding will receive their funds as soon as possible after the state conference. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt once your proposal has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation within one week, it is your responsibility to follow-up with the Mini-grant Coordinator.
If you are not currently a member of NCCTM (not to be confused with NCTM), visit the Membership Information page to find out how to join and plan to apply for a mini-grant.
Graduate Scholarships: Support for Your Education
The NCCTM Trust Fund Committee semiannually accepts applications from NCCTM members who are elementary or secondary school teachers of mathematics and who are taking graduate courses in mathematics and/or mathematics education as part of a graduate program leading to a graduate degree. The Trust Fund Committee awards scholarships of $600 to as many qualified applicants as the available investment income from the Trust Fund will permit. Scholarship applications may be submitted during the year, but will be reviewed twice a year. The application deadline is October 1 and March 1 with grants made at that time. From its inception in 2000 until December 2009, the NCCTM Trust Fund has been able to provide 89 scholarships for a total of $45,100. Download the application (Word or PDF).
Donations to the Trust Fund increase the investment principal and in time result in greater investment income and the opportunity to support more teachers of mathematics seeking continued professional growth through graduate degrees in mathematics and mathematics education.
For memorials, a letter explaining the purpose of the Trust Fund is sent to the family of the person memorialized informing them that their loved one has been honored with a donation. For honors, the letter is sent to the honoree. The name and address of the donor is provided (unless the donor requests anonymity). The donor also receives a letter acknowledging the gift and expressing the gratitude of NCCTM and the Trust Fund Committee.
If you wish to memorialize or honor someone important to you through a donation to the NCCTM Trust Committee, please send your donation to:
Contributions (checks) should be made payable to Pershing LLC for the NCCTM Trust Fund. Please provide the name of the person being honored/memorialized through the donation and the name and address of the person that NCCTM should notify of your gift.
For more information, contact Robert Joyner, Trust Fund Chair.
Internal Revenue Information for Grant Recipients
Please be aware that NCCTM is required to report all grants of $600.00 or more to the Internal Revenue Service. In such a case you will receive an IRS Form 1099-MISC from NCCTM. However, you should be able to avoid the payment of any income tax on this.
NCCTM has been advised that, if you receive one of the NCCTM grants, you must include the grant proceeds in income unless you made a binding commitment to have the proceeds paid directly to the sponsoring school.
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