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Outstanding Math Scholar

Campus News | Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Scholarship winner Rishabh Shah with Mathematics Department Chair Greg Goodhart.

Scholarship winner Rishabh Shah with Mathematics Department Chair Greg Goodhart.

Rishabh Shah, a second-year associate of science major at Columbus State, was recently awarded a $4,000 scholarship from the national offices of Mu Alpha Theta for his academics, dedication to his Mu Alpha Theta chapter, and enthusiastic participation in local club activities. Mu Alpha Theta is a national high school and two-year college Mathematics Honor Society that helps students like Shah succeed in their academic journey by making college more affordable through scholarships. 

Mu Alpha Theta awards 50 scholarships of $4,000 or more each to its members nationwide every year. Any graduating high school senior or two-year college student who is an active member of a current Mu Alpha Theta chapter is eligible. Mu Alpha Theta is dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarships in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. As of June 2017, more than 110,000 students are Mu Alpha Theta members at more than 2,400 schools in the United States and in 20 countries.

The Columbus State Math Club was founded in December 2017. Membership is open to students who have completed Math 1148 or higher with a grade of B or better and an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. The Columbus State Club has 136 members currently. There will be an opportunity to join the Columbus State Math Club in June. Watch your email for details or contact the club sponsor, Rita Ralph at 


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