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2019-2020 Grant Cycle

Congratulations to the following Mini-Grant Recipients:


Since DACTM was established, the organization has awarded more than $50,000 in grants and scholarships to its members.  If you would like to donate to the mini-grant or scholarship fund, please use the donation form below.  All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your continued support.  You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as a receipt for tax purposes. 

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 How do I apply for a Mini-Grant or Scholarship?

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Mini-Grant Applications

If you are a DACTM member you can apply for this $500 mini-grant. Mini-grants are for teachers who have a special project for their classroom, who want to further their education or for professional development such as conference attendance.  This year the Detroit Chapter of the American Statistical Association is sponsoring an additional special mini-grant for a statistics related project or for further statistics education.   

Mini-grant proposal forms are due by September 30 of the current school year.  

Application: 2019 Mini-Grants

Scholarship Applications


The goal is to financially assist students currently enrolled in a teacher education program with a mathematics specialty. The award is to be used for tuition, books, labs, and fees necessary to fulfill requirements for a BA or BS degree with teacher certification in mathematics.

Current teachers who are members of DACTM can also apply for this scholarship for college level courses in mathematics.


Pre-service applicants must be currently enrolled at a Michigan college or university in an elementary or secondary teacher education program with a mathematics specialty. An applicant must be a college/university junior or senior in good academic standing by September 30 of the current year , with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher. In addition, secondary education majors must have successfully completed the college’s or university's required calculus sequence, while elementary education majors must have at least a mathematics minor.

The classification (junior or senior) for an applicant who has earned a degree in another area and has enrolled in a teacher education program will be determined by his/her status of September 30 of the current year.

Teachers applying for a scholarship must be DACTM members currently teaching mathematics or newly assigned to a mathematics teaching position.


A check for $1,000 will be paid to the scholarship recipient(s). The term of each scholarship is for one year and shall not be renewable.

Application: 2019 Scholarship Application

2016/2017 Mini Grant Recipients:

Iman Jaradi:  Balance chairs and accessories for special needs students

Melissa Glinski:  Camtasia PC and attendance at NCTM Inno8 Conference; related to “flipping classes"

Kyla Gurganus: Dry erase boards and TI Nspire Navigator

Laurie Mick: Robotics to introduce students to robotics and programming

Maureen Klein: Dash and Dot robots for teaching coding 

Scott Bridges:  Calculators to go with Navigation System

Shawn Pollman: Will attend Teachers Teaching with Technology Conference in Chicago

Rose Cybulski: explore techniques used in a national survey on bullying, then use those techniques on a survey of their own on bullying  and accessories for special needs students

For more information about Mini-Grants and Scholarships, please contact Kathy and Bob Petterson @

 DACTM P.O. Box 1399  Warren, MI 49092

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