Lurie Center Scholarship


The California Mathematics Council is supporting an annual scholarship honoring the memory of Lurie Center who dedicated her career as a teacher to improving the mathematical literacy of students. This award will enable three teachers of color (one from each CMC section) to attend the annual CMC Conference within their section. This Lurie Center Scholarship will cover for each teacher up to $500 in conference expenses such as room, board, travel, and instructional materials (with no more than $100 of the award to be used for instructional materials). Each awardee will also receive complimentary conference registration and a one year subscription to the ComMuniCator with CMC membership.

CMC-South members should also check on The Lurie Center Elementary Teaching Award which has different qualification criteria.


  • K-14 teacher of color
  • Teaching assignment includes mathematics
  • Commitment to help students learn mathematics

Application procedure:

Please word process the information requested by May 1.

  • Date
  • Full Name
  • Home Address & phone
  • Email Address
  • School Name & phone
  • Your Grade level & Teaching Assignment
  • Application shall include a letter from the applicant stating the projected benefits of attending the conference and how the applicant encourages students to pursue mathematical literacy.
  • Application shall include a letter of recommendation from a supervisor or colleague, addressing your encouragement of students to pursue mathematical literacy.
  • Applicant’s Signature on this statement: “I certify that I meet the scholarship requirements.”
  • Supervisor’s Signature on this statement: “I certify that the above teaching assignment is correct and that I will provide this teacher the necessary release time for conference travel and attendance.”
  • Supervisor’s name and position

Mail the Lurie Center Application or send questions to:

Lurie Center Scholarship
PO Box 234
Kentfield, CA 94914
[email protected]

Please note that payment for expenses will be by reimbursement after the conference. You must complete a brief questionnaire and submit a reimbursement form with receipts attached for all expenditures.

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