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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship

Are you looking for an exciting career where your contributions will make a difference?  Consider the challenging world of teaching and change the lives of students as a highly qualified teacher. Senior STEM majors are invited to apply for a 1-year Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Noyce Scholarships are intended for students who plan to pursue a K-12 mathematics or science teaching career and are enthusiastic about teaching in a high-need school district. The scholarship will provide  $20,000 for each Noyce Scholars while they complete their teacher certification requirements in the MAT program.


  • Graduating seniors majoring in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer & Information Sciences, Mathematics, or Physics only;
  • At least a 3.0 GPA; and
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or have permanent resident status.

Application Process

  • Complete application
  • Letters of recommendation by at least two faculty members
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Essay about interest and experience in STEM and teaching
  • Qualified scholarship finalists will be granted an interview for the program.

Preference given to applicants who have experience in STEM research.

Program Requirements

  • Remain a STEM major until graduation;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Participate in the Noyce Scholarship Program meetings and events including Saturday Round Tables;
  • Attend at least one regional or national education conference;
  • Enroll in and successfully complete the MAT program; and
  • Enroll in and successfully complete the EDUC 502, First Year Teaching Seminar (3-credits).
  • Complete 2 years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of NSF-funded financial support.

If a student fails to meet the requirements for maintaining his/her scholarship, including enrolling in and completing the MAT program, and completing teaching obligation, the scholar will be required to repay all of the scholarship funds already awarded.