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.

* Description and images provided by Wikipedia under CC-BY-SA 3.0 license .

Scholarships for Mathematics Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Marie Curie Scholarship

College of Saint Mary

Up to $80,000 January 23, 2023 See Details
 

Marie Curie Scholarship

College of Saint Mary

award

Up to $80,000

deadline

January 23, 2023
See Details
 

For Women in Science Fellowship Program

L'Oreal USA

$60,000 January 27, 2023 See Details
 

For Women in Science Fellowship Program

L'Oreal USA

award

$60,000

deadline

January 27, 2023
See Details
 

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

$50,000 December 09, 2022 See Details
 

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

award

$50,000

deadline

December 09, 2022
See Details
 

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Up to $45,000 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

award

Up to $45,000

deadline

January 31, 2023
See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship Competition

Wichita State University

Up to $19,000 Varies See Details
 

Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship Competition

Wichita State University

award

Up to $19,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

UCF Astronaut Scholarship

University of Central Florida (UCF)

Up to $15,000 March 02, 2023 See Details
 

UCF Astronaut Scholarship

University of Central Florida (UCF)

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

March 02, 2023
See Details
 

SOLV Energy Women in Solar Scholarship

Solar Energy International (SEI)

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

SOLV Energy Women in Solar Scholarship

Solar Energy International (SEI)

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

American Water Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$10,000 January 10, 2023 See Details
 

American Water Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship

American Water Works Association

award

$10,000

deadline

January 10, 2023
See Details
 

Black Employee Network Scholarship

Optiv

$10,000 January 27, 2023 See Details
 

Black Employee Network Scholarship

Optiv

award

$10,000

deadline

January 27, 2023
See Details