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THE 2013 OUGHTRED SOCIETY
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM

The Oughtred Society was founded in 1991 by a group of slide rule collectors and is dedicated to the preservation and history of slide rules and other calculating instruments. In the past 21 years it has evolved to an international organization with members in 22 countries. It is noted for its highly acclaimed Journal of the Oughtred Society, published twice per year. The Society is a non-profit educational organization. .

Oughtred Society Scholarship Application Overview

The Oughtred Society is pleased to offer the following two scholarships to encourage the next generation of mathematically-minded student applicants to consider not only the intrinsic merit of mathematics, but also to develop an appreciation of the larger role that mathematics plays in our global society.

The program is open to college bound students from any country having had an active Oughtred Society member from the previous year. Eligible countries include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and The United States.

1. The Oughtred Society Mathematics Appreciation Award

This award is open to all freshman-bound college students age 16 and above. In addition to the instructions below, applicants shall submit an essay entitled "Why Math Matters" in 750 words or less. The winner will be awarded a commemorative certificate, a check in the mount of $350*, a slide rule and a one-year membership in the Society. The winning essay will be published in the Oughtred Society's Journal and on the Society's website.

Award amount: $350*
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
Award Date: May 1, 2013

2. The Oughtred Society Science Award

This award is open to all graduate level college students enrolled in a Science or Engineering program. In addition to the instructions below, all applicants shall submit an essay entitled "The Value of the Logarithm" in no more than 750 words.

The winner will be awarded a commemorative certificate, a check in the amount of $850*, a slide rule and a 5-year membership in the Society. The winning paper will be published in the Oughtred Society's Journal.

Award amount: $850*
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
Award Date: June 1, 2013

*In 2012 members individually contributed $250 to each scholarship (originally $250 and $750). For the 2013 scholarships, members have already offered to provide cash donations to increase the award amounts to those shown. The Scholarship Committee members encourage all members to consider contributing as these dollars go directly to our Scholarship winners each year.

Application Process for either award:

If you are interested in applying for either of these scholarships, complete an application form, obtain your transcript, complete an essay, complete a media release and submit them no later than the dates shown above. Please note the dates and essays are different depending on which award you wish to apply for. All applications can be downloaded from Oughtred Society website, see forms under Printable Info to the right.

ESSAY: Each applicant must provide personal contact information, a copy of his or her most recent transcript, an essay per the application instructions and a media release. Recipients, or their parents (if under-age), must sign a Media Release

Awards will be announced by the dates given above. Recipients of the current year scholarship will receive a letter announcing the award. Individuals not selected will also be notified. Individuals not selected to receive an award are eligible to submit another application for the next year.

Awards will be announced by the dates given above. Recipients of the current year scholarship will receive a letter announcing the award. Recipients, or their parents (if under-age), will be required to sign a Media Release before receiving the actual award. Individuals not selected to receive an award will not be notified. Therefore, if you do not hear from us by the end dates above announcing your selection for an award, you are not an award winner. Individuals not selected to receive an award are eligible to submit another application for the next year.

Please submit your application by e-mail to Clark McCoy, the administrator at scholarships@oughtred.org no later than 12 midnight on the application deadline.

Applications may also be submitted by mail to:

Oughtred Society Scholarships
Attn: Clark McCoy
9 Stephens Ct.
Roseville, CA 95678

scholarships@oughtred.org

Entries must be postmarked no later than the final application date..


News Release

Oughtred Society Selects 2012 Award Recipients

The Oughtred Society, a Sacramento-based non-profit for slide rule aficionados, is proud to announce the winners of its newly-established 2012 Educational Awards. Ms. Carielle Spangenberg (age 17) a high school student from Martinez, California is the winner of The Mathematics Appreciation Award and Ms. Maryam Khazraee, (age 21) a graduate student from Ormond, Florida, has been selected to receive The Science Award.

Oughtred Society President Robert De Cesaris notes that this year's recipients were selected for their clear understanding and appreciation of the role that mathematics plays in advancing our modern society. In her winning essay, Spangenberg wrote "Without the real-world application of mathematics to physical problems, modern society would be lacking many of its integral components". Khazraee commented that, "Growing up as a kid, math was my passion".

An interest in and aptitude for mathematics is one of the hallmarks of the members of this unusual organization. Many members grew up wielding slip sticks, (i.e slide rules), those mysterious mechanical calculators that were widely used in the days before the invention of the electronic calculator. Though most members have a harkening towards the past, The Society is also deeply committed to supporting modern education and modern technology. "Mathematics is our legacy," comments vice-president Kate Matthews.

The Oughtred Society plans to continue and to expand its educational outreach through awards and other programs Readers wishing to learn more and or who wish to read this year's award winning essays may visit the organization's website: www.oughtred.org.

PRINTABLE INFO

Scholarship Announcement

Scholarship Details

Scholarship APPLICATION FORM (.doc)

Scholarship APPLICATION FORM (.pdf)

Media_Release (.doc)

Media_Release (.pdf)


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