National Math Stars

National Math Stars

National Math Stars Raises $16.5 Million to Find and Support Mathematically Extraordinary Students


New nonprofit invites educators and parents to nominate mathematically extraordinary Texas students in 2nd and 3rd grade, and will support each student with over $100,000 in resources over ten years

HOUSTON, May 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — National Math Stars (NMS) has just closed substantial seed funding of $16.5 million for their first three years, with the mission to ensure mathematically extraordinary students from all communities have the resources they need to reach the frontiers of math and science.

NMS is actively recruiting 2nd and 3rd grade students who lack access to sufficiently advanced instruction and community. NMS will recruit its first cohort of 50 – 60 students from Texas. NMS is asking Texas schools to nominate the top 2 – 3% of their students, and will then run a selection process to find the most mathematically extraordinary students whose trajectories are likely to be changed by this program. Parents and others are also able to nominate or apply on behalf of students directly. The application window is open until June 30, 2024. Future cohorts will come from both Texas and other states as the program grows…


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