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CAT - Choose Appalachian Teaching

Building a Community of Mathematics and Science Teachers
for Southern and Eastern Ohio


Choose Appalachian Teaching Scholarship Program 

The CAT scholarship program is for future adolescent-to-young-adult (AYA) mathematics and science teachers in southern and eastern Ohio. CAT scholarships are undergraduate scholarships for two, three, or four years in the amount of

  • $4,000 per year at Marietta College, Muskingum University, Ohio University Athens Campus, Shawnee State University, and the University of Rio Grande, and
  • $2,500 per year at Ohio University's regional campuses: Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern, and Zanesville.

CAT scholarships are a part of the Choose Ohio First scholarship program.

The CAT scholarship program is not accepting new applicants at this time, however current CAT scholars who meet the requirements for annual scholarship renewal will continue to receive scholarship support. If the Ohio Board of Regents Choose Ohio First program provides funding for additional CAT scholars, information and application instructions will be posted here.

CAT News and Related Information:

  • The Sixth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium will be held on Saturday 26 September 2015.  Please save the date.
  • The Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 at Ohio University in Athens.  The symposium was attended by approximately 83 mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, university and college faculty, and others interested in STEM education.  The purpose of the symposium is to build and strengthen K–12 mathematics and science teaching throughout southern and eastern Ohio.  In addition, the symposium builds and fosters relationships among pre-service and in-service teachers and university and college faculty.  This year's theme was STEM for One, STEM for All!  The symposium featured morning keynote speaker Nina Sudnick and 8 of her fourth grade mathematics students who demonstrated how to do a number talk for an intrigued audience.  A panel discussion on co-teaching was followed by concurrent sessions and an afternoon plenary session delivered by Robert Klein and Daniel Showalter on the health of rural education in the United States.  The symposium is supported by the Choose Appalachian Teaching scholarship program, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Teacher Education, the Morton Professorship, the Noyce scholarship program, the Patton College of Education Dean’s Office, SEOCEMS, and the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows program.