By Merit Scholarships we mean reductions independent of family income. We have three groups of merit scholarships, one for high achievement on the AMC, the second for high achievement in MATHCOUNTS, the third for high achievement in Canadian competitions. A student can have one scholarship from each of two groups.
Scholarships are only for students who have been admitted to MathPath and
have chosen to
can only be used to offset the MathPath fees.
Furthermore, qualification for any of the scholarships below does not mean that you will be admitted.
You must apply to MathPath in the normal way and your admissions decision will be
based on our own Qualifying Test and your recommendations.
Again, these AMC scholarships are not cumulative. You may only have one – whichever has the highest value.
There is a $250 scholarship for a perfect score of 25 on the 2018 AMC8 (given in November, 2018).
There is a $125 scholarship for a score of 24 on the 2018 AMC8.
- AMC10 Scholarships
There is a $250 scholarship for a score of 130 or more on either version of the AMC10 given in February 2019.
There is a $250 scholarship for a score of 120 or more on either version of the AMC12 given in February 2019.
MATHCOUNTS State Winners
There is a $250 scholarship for each student
who wins a slot on a 2019 state or territorial team at MATHCOUNTS nationals,
that is, for each state winner.
There is a US$250 scholarship for a perfect score on any one of the Mathematica Centrum or Waterloo exams given in spring 2018 or 2019 for students of middle school age. However, this scholarship is only available to students who take these exams outside the US or its territories. (This compensates for the fact that the MATHCOUNTS scholarships are only available to students who are inside the US or its territories.) Thus a student in Montreal, who obtains a perfect score on the 2019 Pythagoras, Euler, or Lagrange exams from the Mathematica Centrum, receives a $250 scholarship. So does a student in Singapore who obtains a perfect score on the Waterloo Gauss exam. Again, these Canadian scholarships are not cumulative; you may have only one.
The results of these Canadian exams are announced very late in the school year, at which point admissions to MathPath is closed.
So unless a Canadian student has aleady applied and been admitted to MathPath 2019, a perfect score on a 2019 test does him/her no good. It is so that these scholarships can be used to attract good applicants that we have now begun to accept 2018 scores for 2019 scholarships.
1) Each scholarship is for achievement in the 2018-19 academic year only and applies to tuition for MathPath 2019 only. A perfect score on the 2017 AMC8 was good for MathPath 2018, but not for MathPath 2019. Likewise, a scholarship for a perfect score this year cannot be held for MathPath 2020. The exception, as explained above, are the Canadian exams. A, perfect score on one of the 2018 exams now counts for MathPath 2019, and a perfect score on one of the 2019 Canadian exams is good for either MathPath 2019 or MathPath 2020 (but not both).
Merit scholarships must be requested in a timely fashion.
Eligibility for merit scholarships must be reported on your registration form if it is already known (we will verify it), and it must be taken into account in computing the payment you submit with your registration. Later requests for refunds will not be honored. However, some results leading to merit scholarships may not be known until after you register. In this case, we will make a refund, but only if you inform us of eligibility by May 31, which is the final date for payments.
In another change that benefits family pocketbooks,
Merit scholarships can now be combined with financial aid (need-based reductions). If you quallify for financial aid and you qualify for a merit scholarhip, you get both (if you are admitted and attend MathPath)
Parents: Was your child admitted early, and you would like to get the early-payment fee reduction, but you don't know yet if you child qualifies for
a merit scholarship? This could happen, for example, because admission occurred before your MATHCOUNTS State meet.
In light of 2) above, go ahead
and pay. Inform us by May 31 that your child has qualified for one of our
merit scholarships and (after we verify it) the scholarship amount will be moved to his/her camp spending account, or refunded. (It will help if you inform us earlier than May 31, preferably as soon as you know.)