Memorial Scholarships

OCTM Memorial 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*.

Additionally, the Sarah Greenholz* Memorial Scholarship of $1500 will be given to the top applicant who meets the following criteria.

  • The awardee of the Greenholz Scholarship must be working toward a teaching license in a field that includes the teaching of mathematics at some level, K-12.
  • A candidate must present strong evidence of the likelihood of future success as a teacher of mathematics.

Persons interested in applying for OCTM Memorial 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. 

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

Questions may be addressed to Memorial Scholarships contact, Linda Gojak, lgojak@sbcglobal.netPlease use "OCTM Scholarship" as the subject of your email.

Please watch this page for more information in early 2019 for the next award cycle.

*Note:  Sarah (Sally) Greenholz was a mathematics teacher and supervisor in Cincinnati.  She was a charter member of OCTM and served as vice president of NCTM from 1967 to 1969.  In 1986 Sarah received the Christofferson-Fawcett Award for Lifetime Contributions to Mathematics Education. 

2018 OCTM Scholarship Recipients

Tiffany Ward (Wright State University) is granted the Sarah Greenholz Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1500. 

A $750 scholarship is granted to each of the following:

  • Lindsay Cater (Wilmington College)
  • Marissa Kalina (Mount Vernon Nazarene University)
  • Jenna Odom (Miami University)
  • Camila Rodriguez (Miami University)
  • Kylea Royal (Miami University)
  • Taylor Wood (Miami University)