Carthage awards one full-tuition and two $20,000 per year Math/Science Scholarships each year to incoming students. These scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate ability in mathematics and natural sciences, and are renewable for four years.
The Math/Science Scholarship deadline has passed for fall 2020 freshmen. Join our mailing list to receive more information about Carthage’s competitive scholarships if you are a freshman entering in fall 2021 or later.
Carthage offers a variety of majors and programs in the natural sciences, preparing students for careers in health care, research, teaching, and business. The close-knit community of faculty and students stems naturally from our liberal arts atmosphere and is deepened through the activities of hands-on science. In addition to submitting the scholarship application, you must also apply for admission.
Dual Degree Programs
The annual Math/Science Scholarship Competition takes place in mid-February. If selected to compete, candidates will be invited to the on-campus competition where they will take a comprehensive written examination, choosing four of the following six subject areas that assess their scientific literacy: biology, chemistry, computer science, geoscience, mathematics, and physics.
how to apply
Candidates interested in the Math/Science Scholarship Competition must complete the following no later than December 3:
- Submit an application for admission to Carthage and supporting materials (high school transcripts and ACT/SAT report).
- Submit the Math/Science Scholarship Application (available October 2020)
- Submit a one-page essay: Explain why you are interested in mathematics and/or natural sciences (this is part of the online scholarship application).
- Submit a list of any awards received and any research and/or projects you’ve completed related to science and/or mathematics (this is part of the online scholarship application).
To apply for a math/science scholarship, candidates must intend to major in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geographic information science, geoscience, mathematics, neuroscience, or physics and astronomy. (A double major in another subject area is acceptable and can be completed in four years.)
The math/science faculty and the Office of Admissions will review your application, ACT/SAT scores and high school grades. Qualified applicants will be notified in early January. Successful candidates and their families will be invited to the Math/Science Scholarship Competition on Friday, February 14, 2020.
The Math/Science Scholarships may incorporate all Carthage assistance.