November 7, 1942 — February 25, 2008

The Nicholas A. Branca Scholarship Fund

Since coming to San Diego in 1976, Nicholas Branca was always involved and completely dedicated to the professional development of mathematics teachers locally as well as statewide. In recent years, he served as Co-Director of the Professional Development Collaborative at San Diego State University, Executive Director of the California Mathematics Project as well as Project Director for the Mathematics Renaissance K-12. Nicholas instilled his passion for the teaching and learning of mathematics in teachers across California. The lessons and enthusiasm Nicholas brought to each professional development endeavor has had a lasting impact on the teachers who participated and the students who benefited from those teachers’ increased understanding and renewed quest for continuous improvement of their mathematics teaching. To honor Nicholas’s work and ensure that his passion for mathematics lives on in California, two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The full announcement and eligibility requirements and applications are located in the tabs above under Memorial Scholarship and Application Form. The Nicholas A. Branca Scholarship applications are due May 1, 2010.

Recipients will be announced here on June 1, 2010.

If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, Melanie Branca has asked that all memorial donations for Nick be checks made out to Nicholas A. Branca Memorial Scholarship Foundation and sent to Melanie Branca, 550 Front Street, Unit 2101, San Diego, CA 92101.