The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Pictured left to right above are the Spring 2013 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship recipients; Audrey Baird, Kyle Simpson, Nicole Coussens, Christina Johnston, Melissa Mathers, and Stefani Chase. The Undergraduate Noyce Fellows are Audrey Baird, Nicole Coussens, Christina Johnston, and Melissa Mathers. The Post Baccalaureate Noyce Fellows are Stefani Chase and Kyle Simpson. The program offers $15,000 to encourage talented undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees to earn a teaching credential and commit to teach in high-need school districts.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track supports scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. The Northern Arizona Noyce Scholarship:
- Is available to NAUTeach undergraduate students pursuing a degree in secondary math and/or science teaching during their final year of coursework (i.e. last semester of coursework and student teaching semester)
- Is available to both C-MOST and MAT-S graduate students during their final year of coursework (i.e. last semester of coursework and student teaching semester)
- Supports 56 science and mathematics teacher candidates with a $15,000 one-year stipend or scholarship (scholarship awarded $7,500 for last semester of coursework and $7,500 for student teaching semester)
- Requires you to enroll in the two-year Noyce Induction program upon graduation
- Requires you to be responsible for the tuition of the Noyce Induction Program
- Requires you to teach for two years in a high-need school within the first 8 years after your graduation (see application for definition of "high need")
All applications for the Noyce Scholarship must be submitted electronically. You must apply for the scholarship one year prior to student teaching. For example, if you are student teaching Spring 2014, please apply for the scholarship Spring 2013. Fall applications are due mid-October each year. Spring applications are due mid-semester each year. Look for flyers in CSTL and/or contact TSM instructors for exact dates, and check our website for updates.
****APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2013 ARE DUE OCTOBER 11, 2013****
Please DOWNLOAD the application below in Adobe Acrobat (to get a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here). After you have downloaded the application and saved it to your computer, complete the form, save it as “YourLastNameNoyceYearofApplication” - example "SmithNoyceSpring2013" and email it, along with digital copies of the following documents, to Noyce@nau.edu
1) A letter of interest explaining: a.) motivation for pursuing a career in mathematics/science education. b.) career goals after you graduate.
2) Unofficial transcripts from NAU and other college‐level institutions documenting progress toward degree completion.
3) A letter of recommendation from either a faculty member (NAUTeach students) or an employer or a relevant reference (CMOST & MAT‐S students) familiar with your work ethic and commitment to STEM education.
4) A current NAU Financial Aid Award Letter or letter stating that you have not applied for financial aid.
Am limited to teaching in Arizona or can I teach anywhere?
You can teach anywhere in the USA, as long as it is considered a “high need school.”
What is a “high need school”?
Must I demonstrate financial need to apply?
The term " a high-need local educational agency" as defined in section 201 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1021) means a local educational agency (school district) that serves an elementary or secondary school located in an area which is characterized by at least one of the following:
(A) a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line;
(B) a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which they were trained to teach; or
(C) a high teacher turnover rate.
Can I apply more than once?
Anyone can apply, but preference is given to those who demonstrate financial need. As part of the application one must list current financial aid received, or a letter stating they did not receive any financial aid.
There is no limit on the number of times one applies, but it will only be awarded once. Remember, you are only eligible during your last year of coursework (e.g. last semester of classes and student teaching semester).
If I am awarded a scholarship, do I have to take other classes before I graduate?
No other coursework is required before graduation. You must enroll in a two year Noyce Induction program during your first two years teaching, and you are responsible for tuition and fees for that program.
I am a senior. Can I apply?
Eligible applicants must apply 1 year (2 semesters) prior to student teaching (e.g. apply Fall 2012 for student teaching Fall 2013; apply Spring 2013 for student teaching Spring 2014). Half of the scholarship is awarded during your last semester of courses prior to student teaching. The other half is awarded during the semester you student teach.
For more information regarding the Noyce Scholarship Application, please email Noyce@nau.edu
The Noyce Induction
Noyce Fellows will be required to enroll in a two-year induction program upon graduation. The Noyce Induction Program:
- Provides continued training and support for Noyce fellows
- Spans two academic years
- Features both face to face and distance-delivery formats
- Includes a three year membership to a science or mathematics teacher professional association meeting
- Provides financial support to attend a state or regional teacher professional association meeting
- The Noyce Induction program tuition and fees will be the responsibility of the NOYCE Fellows; it is recommended that Fellows set aside these funds from their initial scholarship
The Noyce Internship
If you are a freshman or sophomore student at Northern Arizona University who has expressed an interest in teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) subjects, then the Noyce Internship Program may be an excellent opportunity for you. The Noyce Internship Program:
Click here to discover more about The Noyce Internship program.
- Takes place over summer break
- Offers you a chance to observe and engage in science and mathematics teaching with K-12 youth
- Provides a $15 per hour stipend