Prestigious Mathematics Scholarship Announced

Top graduates will be enticed into a rewarding career as a mathematics teacher with a prestigious £20,000 training scholarship led by highly regarded mathematical institutions.

Education Secretary Michael Gove today announced a new partnership with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS). These bodies will work together to offer around 150 scholarships, worth £20,000 each, to graduates with a 2:1 or a first-class degree wanting to train as a mathematics teacher.

This comes as part of the Government's efforts to raise standards in the education system. It will also help Britain compete and thrive in the global race and spread privilege across our country.

Education Secretary Michael Gove said: "High-quality mathematics education is at the heart of improving our society and our economy.

"By working together, these prestigious institutions will help deliver a scholarship scheme to make sure we have excellent mathematics teachers in this country with deep subject knowledge.

"It will help raise the status of the teaching profession and also make a huge difference in the lives of children."

The IMA, in collaboration with the LMS and RSS, will work with other experts in mathematics, statistics and teaching practice to award scholarships to candidates with a strong mathematical background, an excellent understanding of mathematics and statistics at school level, and a commitment to education and teaching.

As well as the tax-free £20,000 bursary, the scholars will receive additional benefits and opportunities from the IMA, LMS, and RSS. This includes membership offers, support in their teacher training and early career, and free access to journals, conferences and events.

The scholarship comes as part of the Coalition Government’s teacher training strategy. It follows from the success of the scholarships led by the Institute of Physics, and will sit alongside additional scholarships for chemistry and computer science announced earlier this year.


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