Robert Noyce Scholarships

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE-1136431).

The Robert Noyce Scholars program aims is to encourage talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to enter into the teaching profession and teach mathematics or science at the secondary level. Each Noyce Scholar can receive up to two years of scholarship funding of $12,000 per year; $10,000 of the award goes toward tuition and fees, while the remaining $2,000 is allocated to the scholar to be used for Professional Development travel, conferences, workshops, etc., with approval by the committee.

Noyce Scholars will be selected by consideration of academic achievement, under-representation and financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Selected Scholars are also involved in professional development and networking opportunities. In return, scholars agree to teach two years in a high school or middle school in a “high need” school district for each full year of support and participate in research surveys conducted by the Noyce Scholars program.

Eligibility Requirements:  In order to be considered for a Noyce Scholarship you must:

  • be a CSUC junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student at time of award
  • have a minimum 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units of coursework
  • be a U.S. Citizen, national or permanent resident alien
  • have a course plan that will allow for the completion of a single subject credential in mathematics or science
  • after initial review, successful candidates will be asked to a manditory interview on April 15th, 2014.

Selection Criteria:

  • Commitment to teach secondary mathematics or science, as evidenced by participation in programs aimed at future teachers (e.g., PROJECT M.A.T.H., NSTA,  a degree program designed for future teachers, etc.) or other teaching-related activities
  • Academic performance
  • Financial need (not required, but consideration for financial need will be a selection criteria)
  • Quality of required written essay; preference given to applicants with evidence of commitment to teach in high needs schools
  • Strength of recommendations (two recommendations will be required)

Download an Application

Deadline:  5:00 pm, Friday, April 4, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get more information?

Contact either:

David Kagan, Principal Investigator:  dkagan@csuchico.edu

Jennifer Oloff-Lewis, Co-Principal Investigator:  joloff-lewis@csuchico.edu

Brandi Aranguren, Program Coordinator:  baranguren@csuchico.edu