Your Math Skills Can Add Up to Cash and Scholarships

Bolen Competition Winner
Trang Le (second from left) won a scholarship to TCU in last year’s Jim Bolen Math Competition. She is shown with Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley, Bob Bolen and TCU mathematics professor Robert Doran (l-r).

What’s the fun in being good at math if you can’t show off every now and then? Not only will the upcoming Jim Bolen Math Competition give you a chance to impress everyone with your math skills, but you could also win cash or a scholarship to a participating four-year university.

The competition is held in memory of the late Jim Bolen, a former TCC mathematics department chairperson who had a vision for making TCC one of the finest math-preparatory colleges in the Southwest. He believed competition sharpened his math students’ skills, and he encouraged them to compete nationally against students from other two-year colleges.

A Legacy of Scholarships

Today, more than 8,000 students from 165 colleges compete in the national competition for more than $100,000 in scholarships and cash prizes.

Top-scoring students from each campus will win a small cash prize, and they’ll also be eligible to apply for transfer scholarships to participating universities like to Texas Christian University, Baylor University, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Woman’s University and more. The top five first-year performers will also win scholarships for their second years at TCC.

Get Ready for the Next Test March 2

The next test is scheduled for March 2; so sign up now for your chance to showcase your mathematic prowess. Contact the math department on your campus for more details.