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Department of Mathematics

BAMM! (Bolstering the Advancement of Masters in Mathematics)

What is BAMM?

The BAMM! program provides financial support and mentoring for Master's students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences. BAMM! is a fulfilling, cohort-based program in which participants receive annual scholarships of up to $10,000 for a maximum of two years at any of the three BAMM! sites. The BAMM! program expects to fund students in four cohorts for each academic year between AY 2020-21 and 2023-24.

Key features of BAMM! include, but are not limited to, a supportive community of fellow students and mentors, advanced coursework in the mathematical sciences, research experiences, continual guidance, and opportunities to travel to attend conferences in which students can network and gain experience presenting their results.

Who Should Apply?

Applicants must have a desire to pursue a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences, including Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics Education, after getting their Master's at one of the BAMM! sites.

Low-income students with demonstrated financial need and students from underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree conferred by August 2021.

The award of a scholarship is contingent on admission to one of the Master's program sites:

What is the Application Timeline?

The application period for Academic Year (AY) 2020-21 has closed. Good luck to our first cohort of BAMM! scholars!

The application period for AY 2021-22 will open sometime in mid Fall 2020 with a deadline of April 1st, 2021. 

Want More Information? Have Questions?


  • John Rock, Cal Poly Pomona (

  • Kimberly Seashore, San Francisco State University (

  • Oscar Vega, Fresno State (

  • Robin Wilson, Cal Poly Pomona (

Funded by NSF S-STEM grants DUE-1930373, DUE-1930419, and DUE-1930553.