Robert Noyce Scholarship Program


Robert Noyce Scholarship

The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program is provided through individual schemes located in particular locations across the United States. The National Science Foundation provides grants in partnerships to provide Noyce Scholarships to teachers who are studying in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and encourages teachers to take up jobs in elementary to secondary education institutions. Noyce scholarships are aided through the Association for the Advancement of Science who cosponsors initiatives through individual institutions and organizes workshops for developing students. One of the easiest ways to find a Robert Noyce Scholarship is to go to the NSF website and use their project locater. This search program provides a comprehensive list by state of partnering programs which will be available to interested students. By simply going to the project locater and selecting a state a list of available programs will be made immediately available.

As an example of using the Project Locater on the NSF website to find Robert Noyce scholarships, selecting Michigan as the designated state of interest will bring up six different search results. The first of these is offered through Eastern Michigan University and available to students at every level of education for those seeking bachelor degrees to those going to school for graduate studies. In order to be eligible for this Noyce Scholarship students will need to be currently enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, been admitted to the College of Education, have one to two years of course work left to complete, be committed to working in a urban setting, be a US citizen and be prepared to commit up to two years of their post undergraduate work to a high need school. All applicants are expected to maintain no less than a 3.0 grade point average. Those receiving an award will have all of their tuition and fee covered by the program (cannot exceed $13,333) while being able to gain additional field experiences. Applicants are due at the same time all submissions requesting financial aid are due at Eastern Michigan University.

Using the project locator again on the NSF website and selecting Kansas, two related programs come up. The first of these offered by Kansas State University through their Teach Program which focuses on rural educators. This Robert Noyce Scholarship provides a stipend program to winning students which gives $320 a week for four weeks during the summer of a given academic year. To be eligible for the program students will need to be current freshmen or sophomore studying a science related field. All applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, have successfully completed one year at Kansas State and be enrolled as a full time student. Applicants who win the stipend Noyce Scholarship will be expected to apply and work at an education oriented summer internship and then participate in a seminar about education provided by Kansas State. Juniors and seniors applying for this program at Kansas State will be able to receive greater rewards ranging from $13,000 – $15,000 applied for up to two years of their education. All applications must be received no later than May 1 of a given year, or November 1 for graduate students.

Again looking at the project locater on the NSF website and selecting this time California, 49 different programs are shown to be available. One of these listed Robert Noyce Scholarship programs is the CalTeach Berkely Noyce Scholars program. This Noyce scholarship program provides funding to students who are interested in either mathematics or science, having separate awards for each category. Students are required to be undergraduate learners who have been accepted into the College of Education and are working to complete their teacher training programs. Up to $10,000 will be provided to awarded students and funding can continue for up to two years. All students are expected to maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average and be majoring in science or mathematics. Applications must be received no later than October 29 of a given application year.

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