This award was established in 1981 through a grant from Dr. Robert Kalin of Florida State University and former
president of Mu Alpha Theta. Dr. Kalin was a nationally recognized mathematics educator and was one of Mu Alpha
Theta’s strongest supporters.
The Mu Alpha Theta Educational Foundation continues to support the
Kalin Award. This award recognizes graduating high school seniors who have excelled in mathematics
and performed notable service to Mu Alpha Theta communities.
Interviews for the Kalin Award will be conducted in the July meeting of the Governing Council. Members
present at the National Convention will be interviewed in person. Members who are not attending the National
Convention will be interviewed electronically.
In 2014, the winner of the award will receive a $4000 prize and a distinguished plaque.
The winner may choose to receive the $4000 as college scholarship money in lieu of cash.
If a cash award is made, the winner
must submit a W9 form so that the IRS can be notified.
Each chapter is allowed to nominate one Mu Alpha Theta member for
the Kalin Award per year. The sponsor of the chapter will determine
how the chapter's nominee is selected. The application form*
consists of five parts.
Application Form: Personal information provided by the nominee, including high school achievements and
service to Mu Alpha Theta. Do not send more information than is requested.
Two Recommendation Letters: one from the nominee's Mu Alpha Theta chapter sponsor and
the other by an individual of the nominee's choice (no relatives, please).
Do not send more than two recommendation letters.
Academic Form: Academic record completed by the nominee's principal, counselor, or other school officer.
Official High School Transcript
Mu Alpha Theta
All five parts of the application must be postmarked by March 1st and mailed to:
c/o University of Oklahoma
601 Elm Ave., Rm 1102
Norman, OK 73019-0315
Top nominees will be interviewed by the Governing Council at the
National Convention and the winners named at the closing ceremonies.
*You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the Application Form.