Mathematics competition

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

The mathematics department has held an annual Mathematics Competition — with cash prizes, scholarship eligibility and bragging rights on the line — for high school students since 2002.

The contest is open to any high school student. In 2013, the 12th annual contest brought 75 high school students to Bluffton's campus.

Cash prizes
  • $40 each to top two scores overall
  • $20 and $15 to first and second seniors
  • $20 and $15 to first and second juniors
  • $20 to the top sophomore
  • $20 to the top first-year student
  • $15 to the second place sophomore or first year
  • $10 each to all other students in the top 15

Note: Award amounts are not added together. If, for example, a senior has the top score overall, then she or he will receive $40, and the second place senior will receive $15 (unless he or she had the second-place score overall).


In addition to the cash prizes, $500 and $1,000 Bluffton University scholarships (renewable for four years) will be offered to seniors with high contest scores. Scholarship awards for the 2014 contest will be offered by January 2015.

Tentative schedule

9 – 9:30 a.m. Registration and refreshments
Stutzman Lecture Hall (main floor of Centennial Hall)
9:30 a.m. Welcome/Introductions/Announcements
9:45 a.m. Competition (students)
discussion (teachers and parents)
10:45 a.m. Break
10:55 a.m. Admissions presentation
11:10 a.m. Mathematics presentation
Stutzman Lecture Hall 
Noon Lunch - cash prizes awarded
After lunch Campus tour (optional)