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Center for Mathematics and Science Education

Financial Aid and Scholarships

For Future Math and Science Teachers

On Campus Math & Science Teaching Specific Scholarships:

Robert Noyce Scholarships

The application period has closed. Scholarship notifications will be sent out by April 30th, 2020 to the email address listed on your scholarship application. 

Read more about the scholarship.(opens in new window)

MSTI Future Math/Science Teacher Scholarship 

The Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) at California State University, Chico is focused on recruiting students to become math and science teachers. This special scholarship program awards scholarships up to $5,000 and the application for MSTI is separate from CSU Chico Scholarship applications. The application period has closed.

Our MSTI page(opens in new window) has information about additional support that may be available to future teachers of math or science.

If you are a new freshman or transfer student coming to Chico State in Fall 2020 and want to be a math or science teacher, you have special opportunities available to you.

Wildcat Scholarship

The CSU Chico 2020-2021 Wildcat Scholarship Application period closed 2/15/20. For more information, check in with the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office(opens in new window).

Floyd L. English Natural Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a number of students in the College of Natural Sciences in the amount of $2,500 - $5,000 per academic year. This is a very prestigious and competitive award. Applications can be obtained each year for this scholarship through the College of Natural Sciences website(opens in new window).

For Future High School Physics Teachers

Paul G. Hewitt Scholarship(opens in new window) 

  • This scholarship is offered directly by the Physics Department.

Federal TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant)(opens in new window) Program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to teach full-time for at least four years:

  • As a highly qualified teacher;
  • At a school or educational service agency (ESA) servicing low-income students; and
  • In a high-need field.

The four years of teaching must be completed within eight years after you complete or otherwise cease to be enrolled in the program for which you received a TEACH Grant. This teaching requirement is known as your TEACH Grant service obligation. If you are interested in this program, please contact a Financial Aid Advisor(opens in new window).