Math Scholarship Program for Schools in Rural Iowa

The Belin-Blank Center faculty and staff sometimes come across great opportunities for bright kids and want to share! This is one such program – while not affiliated with the Belin-Blank Center, we thought it could be a wonderful opportunity for many of our readers’ students.

LIVE’s National Scholarship Program strives to challenge and inspire highly motivated 6th and 7th grade students with limited access to resources to succeed in math. This is done through online after-school enrichment classes taught by nationally-ranked high school students who have taken improv comedy classes to make learning math challenging and fun. 

Classes meet online twice a week for an hour at a time. Accepted students will receive 90% scholarships bringing down the cost to $2/hour. Scholars must be in 6th or 7th grade as well as be eligible for free or reduced lunch.

The LIVE course curriculum is powered by Po-Shen Loh, a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the national coach of the USA International Math Olympiad team. 

If you think this is a good fit for your school and would like to schedule a Zoom chat with LIVE, please email the Director of Student Scholarships, Jung Lau, at

For students who may be interested in LIVE, by Po-Shen Loh’s readily available paid classes, check out While the curriculum focuses on middle school content, it also includes classes for elementary schoolers up to high schoolers preparing for math contests.

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