Mathematics

Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") includes the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

Mathematicians seek and use patterns to formulate new conjectures; they resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof. When mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature. Through the use of abstraction and logic, mathematics developed from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity from as far back as written records exist. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry.

Rigorous arguments first appeared in Greek mathematics, most notably in Euclid's Elements. Since the pioneering work of Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932), David Hilbert (1862–1943), and others on axiomatic systems in the late 19th century, it has become customary to view mathematical research as establishing truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions. Mathematics developed at a relatively slow pace until the Renaissance, when mathematical innovations interacting with new scientific discoveries led to a rapid increase in the rate of mathematical discovery that has continued to the present day.

Mathematics is essential in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences. Applied mathematics has led to entirely new mathematical disciplines, such as statistics and game theory. Mathematicians engage in pure mathematics, or mathematics for its own sake, without having any application in mind. Practical applications for what began as pure mathematics are often discovered.

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Scholarships for Mathematics Majors

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CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Central Intelligence Agency

Up to $42,230 July 18, 2021 See Details
 

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Central Intelligence Agency

award

Up to $42,230

deadline

July 18, 2021
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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

$13,500 August 15, 2021 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

award

$13,500

deadline

August 15, 2021
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Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship

Denison University

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship

Denison University

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
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President's Science/Math Scholarship

State University of New York at Fredonia

$4,000 Varies See Details
 

President's Science/Math Scholarship

State University of New York at Fredonia

award

$4,000

deadline

Varies
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INTEL Science Talent Search Scholarship - SUNY Stony Brook

State University of New York, Stony Brook

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

INTEL Science Talent Search Scholarship - SUNY Stony Brook

State University of New York, Stony Brook

award

$3,000

deadline

Varies
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STEM Scholarship in Memory of James Fabian, Esq.

Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration

$3,000 May 15, 2021 See Details
 

STEM Scholarship in Memory of James Fabian, Esq.

Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration

award

$3,000

deadline

May 15, 2021
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Flint Hills STEM Scholarship

Inver Hills Community College

$2,500 June 30, 2021 See Details
 

Flint Hills STEM Scholarship

Inver Hills Community College

award

$2,500

deadline

June 30, 2021
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Oracle Scholarship

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

$2,150 May 28, 2021 See Details
 

Oracle Scholarship

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

award

$2,150

deadline

May 28, 2021
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Sponsor a Scholar-Zogotech Scholarship

Brazosport College

$2,000 April 25, 2021 See Details
 

Sponsor a Scholar-Zogotech Scholarship

Brazosport College

award

$2,000

deadline

April 25, 2021
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Russell K. and Maureen Doran Endowed Scholarship

Odessa College

$1,103 July 01, 2021 See Details
 

Russell K. and Maureen Doran Endowed Scholarship

Odessa College

award

$1,103

deadline

July 01, 2021
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