Penn State College of Engineering Penn State College of Engineering

MATHCOUNTS Scholarship

Application Deadline:



Junior High School


The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is the only competition program of its kind, with live, in-person events in all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories and schools worldwide through the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department. With competitions taking place in over 500 local chapters, there's a competition happening near you!

The Competition Series is ideal for students who have a talent and passion for math who need to be challenged. Students will engage in exciting, "bee-style" contests in which they will compete against and alongside other bright, motivated students. At the local, state and national level, students win hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes every year.


Students enrolled in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade are eligible to participate in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series. Students taking middle school mathematics classes who are not full-time sixth, seventh or eighth graders are not eligible. Participation in MATHCOUNTS competitions is limited to three years for each student though there is no limit to the number of years a student may participate in the school-based coaching phase.

Terms of Award:

The scholarship is awarded in one disbursement
All applicants will be notified of the final selection by May 30.

Please Submit:

Applications must include the following:
a completed application,
a complete transcript of the high school grades,
SAT and/or ACT scores,
a resume or summary of internship/co-op experience(s) and involvement in other activities, and
Recommendation letters from two faculty members who have taught the applicant. Letters of recommendation and copies of transcripts may be in separate envelopes but we highly recommend that they accompany the application.

Online Application: