Rita Lowe Scholarship

Website: Washington State Mathematics Council


The Washington State Mathematics Council and the Puget Sound Council of Teachers of Mathematics are proud to offer again the Rita Lowe Scholarship program.

Rita Lowe graduated from East High School in Bremerton in 1964. She was among the top twenty in a class of approximately 230. She and Arna Souza were the only women to complete the college-prep math sequence, completing Math Analysis as seniors. Rita was active in Camp Fire Girls from elementary school through high school. She and her father spent much time improving the ground at Camp Niwana. She received numerous awards from this organization. She was very competitive and thrived for academic excellence.

In her memory several scholarships are provided to teachers, high school students and college/university students to continue her dream of helping others enjoy mathematics and challenge themselves to their maximum. Applications (Due March 31 Annually)


This scholarship is endowed by the estate of Rita Lowe, a former Renton mathematics educator, WSMC board member, and PSCTM president. Up to four scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded in 2023 to students currently enrolled in a college or university in Washington State. Any current college student in Washington State who is majoring in Mathematics Education and pursuing teaching certification in order to become a mathematics educator at the elementary or secondary level is eligible to apply. 

In selecting the recipients, the committee will give consideration to academic achievement, demonstrated intent to pursue mathematics education, academic potential, and character and leadership potential.

The application form may be accessed online at www.wsmc.net. Email or mail the completed application to the following address:

Rita Lowe Scholarship Committee: Rosalyn Miller, Chairperson; rosalynod@gmail.com

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
  1. Complete the application form and submit it, including the 300-word statement and list and description of academic awards and honors.
  2. Request that an official transcript documenting all college work be submitted to the address above.
  3. Request that two letters of recommendation be submitted to the address above.
Further details may be accessed here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1P47Yplenj04gIE02_Akhdb4ycu6FDqJi
Contact Information
Rosalyn O-Donnell Chairperson
2131 Dry Creek Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Email: rosalynod@gmail.com