OCTM Memorial Scholarships

2018 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 2018 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 Greenholtz 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 Scholarship Chair,  Linda Gojak, lgojak@sbcglobal.net   Please use OCTM Scholarship as the Subject of your email.

All mailed materials must be received on or before midnight June 30, 2018.

*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. 

2013 OCTM Scholarship Recipients

Kayla Bruggeman (Miami University, Middle Childhood Mathematics/ Science) is granted the Sarah Greenholz Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1500. 

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

  • Evan Crawford (Miami University, Integrated Mathematics)
  • Krista House (Integrated Mathematics)
  • Halie Loraditch (University of Akron, Middle Childhood Mathematics/Language Arts)
  • Catherine Anne Savage (Defiance College, Integrated Mathematics)
  • Ryan Severance (Mt. Vernon Nazarene College, Integrated Mathematics)
  • Courtney Turner (Miami University, Mathematics)

2011 OCTM Scholarship Recipients

The Sarah Greenholz Scholarship of $1500 is awarded to Megan Zapotosky, a Miami University senior majoring in Middle Childhood Mathematics and Science Education.

OCTM Scholarships of $750 are awarded to the following students majoring in Integrated Mathematics Education (grades 7-12):
  • Joseph Robert Czupryn, a graduate student at Wright State University
  • Ryan Davis, a senior at Ohio University
  • Savannah Kiser, a senior at Wittenberg University
  • Jennifer Krauss, a senior at Ohio Northern University
  • Amber Pietro, a junior at Bowling Green State University
  • Emmalou Stevens, a senior at Lake Erie College