The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) calls for nominations for the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize to be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. All members of the mathematical community are invited to submit nominations for the Prize. The nominee may be at any level in her undergraduate career but must be an undergraduate as of October 1, 2011. She must either be a U.S. citizen or have a school address in the United States. The Schafer Prize was established in 1990 by the Executive Committee of the AWM and is named for AWM former president and one of its founding members, Alice T. Schafer, who has contributed a great deal to women in mathematics throughout her career.

The 2012 Schafer Prize will be awarded at the Joint Prize Session at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, MA January 2012. The letters of nomination should include, but is not limited to, an evaluation of the nominee on the following criteria:

• quality of performance in advanced mathematics courses and special programs
• demonstration of real interest in mathematics
• ability for independent work in mathematics
• performance in mathematical competitions at the local or national level, if any

With the letter of nomination, please include a copy of transcripts and indicate undergraduate level. Nominees must be an undergraduate as of October 1, 2011. Additional supporting materials (e.g., reports from summer work using math, copies of talks given, recommendations letters from professors, colleagues, etc.) should be enclosed with the nomination, if applicable.

Nomination materials for this award are to be submitted via mathprograms at as ONE PDF file at with a copy of transcripts included at the end of the file.

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Schafer Prize Nomination Deadline: October 1 Annually