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Books About Mathematics

  1. AMS, Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships in the Mathematical Sciences, American Mathematical Society (AMS), Providence, Rhode Island, 1993. $15. Updated annually. This book covers graduate student assistantships and fellowships in the mathematical sciences at US institutions. See also the monthly column "Funding Information for the Mathematical Sciences" in Notices of the American Mathematical Society, and the column "Stipends for Study and Travel" in the October issue. The latter concentrates on post-doctoral support and is included as an appendix. To order a copy, write to American Mathematical Society, PO Box 6248, Providence, RI 02940-6248.

  2. Gail L. Grand, Student Science Opportunities, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1994. ISBN 0-471-31088-3 ($14.95). 292 pages. This book is mostly a compilation of summer science programs, but it also lists 35 science contests and scholarships. To order a copy, write to John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158-0012.

  3. Mark Kantrowitz and Joann P. DiGennaro, Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1993. ISBN 0-13045-345-5 paper ($19.95). ISBN 0-13045-337-4 hardcover ($29.95). 325 pages. Focuses on resources for math, science, and engineering students, but also includes programs that do not restrict the student's field of study. Covers scholarships, fellowships, contests, competitions, internships, summer employment, study abroad. Includes many programs for female and minority students. Provides excellent advice on finding sources of financial aid, applying to undergraduate and graduate school, and surviving and thriving in graduate school.

  4. Gail Ann Schlacter and R. David Weber, Money for Graduate Students in the Sciences, 1996-1998, Reference Service Press, San Carlos, California, 1996. ISBN 0-918276-32-2 hardcover ($45.00 plus $4.50 p&h). 420 pages. To order a copy, call 1-415-594-0743, fax 1-415-594-0411, or write to Reference Service Press, 1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, San Carlos, CA 94070-4131.

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