Apply Now: For student teaching Fall 2023 applications are due October 15, 2022
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is funded through the National Science Foundation and seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. This program seeks to increase the number of highly qualified K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts.
Students in the NAUTeach program or the MAT-S (Master of Arts in Teaching Science with Certification) program may apply for a scholarship to support them during their last year in their certification program. Scholarships are for up to $18,000 ($9,000 per semester).
- NAUTeach students applying for a scholarship, there is (1) a minimum requirement of 24 hours of math/science content coursework toward their undergraduate degree requirements with a minimum content GPA of 2.75 and (2) a required cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 for undergraduates entering or in their junior or senior year.
- MAT-S students applying for a stipend, there is (1) a minimum requirement of 24 hours of math/science content coursework as part of their previous studies with a minimum GPA of 2.75, and (2) successful completion of the secondary content NES exam.
Who Can Apply?
- All NAUTeach students are eligible
- Apply one year before your student teaching semester
- US Citizens/Permanent US residents
Preference is given to:
- Exceptionally talented students who demonstrate academic merit through both cumulative GPA and content-based GPA
- Individuals identified as underrepresented in STEM fields
- Students who demonstrate financial need
The application consists of: (1) a Noyce application form that gathers demographic, scholastic, and other pertinent information; (2) a personal statement regarding the applicant’s motivation for studying mathematics or science education, as well as his/her career goals; (3) a statement of financial need (i.e. FAFSA or statement from financial assistance office verifying level of unmet need); (4) transcripts from NAU and other college-level institutions; documentation of progress toward degree; and (5) a letter of recommendation from either a faculty member (for NAUTeach students) or an employer or relevant reference (for MAT-S students) familiar with their work ethic and commitment to STEM education.
Benefits of becoming a Noyce scholar include:
- Serving students in high-need schools
- Induction support during first 2 years of teaching
- Participation in annual Noyce Summit
- Inclusion in regional Noyce activities and professional development
The Noyce Scholarship Program also includes the NAU Noyce Ambassador Program, an outreach/partnership with CCC; a 2-year induction program to support teachers during their first two years of teaching; and an annual Noyce Summit that promotes community and collaboration for Noyce recipients and all interested NAUTeach/MAT-S graduates.
What do I have to do to “pay it back”:
- Teach for 2 years in a high-need school in the US
- Participate in NAU’s 2-year induction program during your first year of teaching
For more information on any part of the NAU Noyce Scholars program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.