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Who is eligible to apply for MOEBIUS scholarship?

Minimum requirements for scholarship applicants:

o      Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien

o      Be a CSULA undergraduate, graduate and/ or credential student at the time of the award; undergraduate applicants must be juniors or seniors at the time of the award

o      Be majoring or have a degree in mathematics or pursue a credential in mathematics.

o      Have a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 90 quarter units of coursework

Are there any special obligations?

If you receive a MOEBIUS scholarship, you must:

o      Sign an agreement promising that you will teach for two years in a high-need district for each year of scholarship support or repay the funds

o      Attend MOEBIUS Program meetings and workshops as mandated

o      Meet quarterly with an advisor and make satisfactory progress toward your degree and/or your single subject credential

o      Earn a minimum 3.0 GPA each quarter to retain the scholarship

o      Participate in at least 25 hours of mathematics education research and/or outreach activities each quarter

o      Earn your California single subject credential in mathematics at CSULA and fulfil your commitment to teach in a high-need district

Are there any special benefits?

In addition to financial support, MOEBIUS Scholars will enjoy a wide range of opportunities for professional growth, including:

o      Tutoring and directed teaching in partner schools

o      Advisement from CSULA mathematics and education faculty and professional mentoring from experienced mathematics educators in partner schools

o      Travel support to attend professional meetings / opportunities to network with peers and professionals in mathematics education

What is a high-need school district?

The National Science Foundation defines "high-need" school districts on the basis of the following criteria:

o      Student participation in free or reduced priced lunch programs Level of teacher preparation / teacher attrition rates

o      Examples of high-need districts include Los Angeles, Baldwin Park, Bellflower, Duarte, El Monte, Garvey, Glendale, Long Beach, , Monrovia, Montebello, Pasadena, and West Covina.

 

 

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