### "Beyond the Formula" Endowed Scholarship for Statistics

Established in 2007 by the Mathematics Department to recognize and honor a mathematics and/or statistics student who has excelled in understanding mathematics and/or statistics well beyond the formula level and plans on an academic major in mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, statistics education, or a field that would require further study and use of mathematics and/or statistics.

Mathematics and Statistics are more than a collection of numbers, data, formulas, problems to be solved and various methods to solve or analyze. When students are studying mathematics and statistics in the classroom, the mission is to learn and understand ways and methods to view, organize, and quantify the situation. The goal is to attain a level of understanding that is well beyond the ability to identify and apply the appropriate formula and methodologies needed to get the answers. With this understanding, they will be better prepared to meet the challenges of problem solving and decision making in their personal lives and in their vocations. Numbers (the most easily recognized part of mathematics) are a major part of every aspect of our lives – look around, most information about anything includes numbers, mathematical models or statistical information.

**ELIGIBILITY**

Any student currently enrolled at Monroe Community College meeting the following requirements:

**Beyond the Formula – Statistics**

1. Must have successfully completed at least **24** credit hours by the end of the spring semester.

2. Must have successfully completed at least **6** credit hours of mathematics including **MTH 160** or the equivalent and have successfully completed or be currently taking **MTH 161**.

3. Minimum GPA of **3.25** in mathematics, and a cumulative GPA of **2.9** or higher.

4. Must be planning on an academic major in statistics, statistics education, or a statistics related field, or a field that would require further study and use of statistics.

- Award
- $1,000

- Scopes
- Mathematics

- Deadline
- 03/19/2018

- Supplemental Questions
- Have you completed at least 6 credit hours of mathematics including MTH 160 (Statistics I) or the equivalent and have completed or currently taking MTH 161 (Statistics II)?
- Are you planning on an academic major in mathematics, mathematics education or a mathematics related field?
- Completed Mathematics Courses
- Current Mathematics Courses
- Area of specialization / program of study:
- Number of credit hours completed in the area of specialization:
- GPA in the area of specialization:
- Beyond the Formula Scholarship for Statistics Letters of Recommendation (Please request two MCC faculty member recommendations - at least one of these faculty members needs to be a statistics professor. (Let the instructors know you have made this request.)
- Reference 1
- Reference 2

- Please submit a typed essay and elaborate on the attributes that make you a worthy candidate for the Beyond the Formula Statistics award. Include in your typed essay an explanation of your career goals in statistics, statistics/mathematics education or a statistics related field. Share experiences that inspired your enthusiasm for statistics/mathematics. Provide any additional information that you feel supports your qualifications.
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