What does the scholarship offer?
- This program offers a 1-year or a 2-year scholarship, of at least $10,000 per year, for the student preparing to teach secondary biology, chemistry, Earth and space sciences, physics, or mathematics (licensure in grades 6-12).
- At least 6 scholars are selected each academic year.
What are the student responsibilities?
- The Noyce scholar agrees to teach in a school district that contains one or more "high need" schools for 2 years for each year that the scholarship is accepted. A 1-year scholarship requires 2 years of teaching within 4 years of graduation. A 2-year scholarship requires 4 years of teaching within 8 years of graduation. The middle or secondary school may be anywhere in the U.S.
- A school district can be identified as high-need based upon multiple criteria. In practice, many school districts contain one or more high-need schools. The school, itself, is not required to be classified as high-need.
What should interested current STEM Education students do?
What should interested non-STEM Education students do?
Note: An individual cannot be supported with funding from both a U.S. Department of Education (USDoEd) TEACH grant and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program. Each program, the Noyce program and the TEACH grant program, is intended to increase the number of well-prepared, certified individuals teaching in high-need school districts (for the Noyce program) and in schools serving low-income students (for the TEACH grant). If a student received support from both programs, then the intention to increase the number of certified teachers would fall short of what the separate programs might generate. Moreover, an individual receiving scholarship support through the Noyce program may receive a maximum of the cost of attendance; therefore, if Noyce is providing for this, then, with the addition of support from the TEACH grant, the Noyce recipient would, then, be receiving more assistance than the cost of attendance. In addition, as there is a service requirement associated with both the Noyce program and the TEACH grant, the recipient could not meet the service requirement for each program concurrently. Finally, the length of the service requirement for the two programs differs, and these commitments could not be served concurrently.