Center for Mathematics and Science Education

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Future Math and Science Teachers

MSTI Future Math/Science Teacher Initiative

The Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) at California State University, Chico is focused on recruiting students to become math and science teachers. The MSTI Scholarship program awards close to $100,000 in scholarship to students studying to become math or science teachers. 

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

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible for $1000- $2000 MSTI Recruitment Scholarships. Apply now for a MSTI recruitment scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.(opens in new window) Please have all of your documents ready to upload before starting the application. Scholarships are awarded each spring for the following academic yearApplications for the 2021-2022 MSTI recruitment scholarship are due by Friday, April 9, 2021.

Current CSU, Chico Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Credential Candidates

Current CSU, Chico sophomores, juniors, seniors, and credential candidates are eligible for MSTI scholarships. The scholarship application period 2021-2022 has closed. 

Robert Noyce Scholarship

The scholarship application period 2021-2022 has closed. 

Please use this revised link to the Noyce Application survey. 

Your scholarship application is not complete until both the student completed application and the faculty completed recommendation form and letter are received. You may contact us at if you need assistance.

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

Wildcat Scholarship

The CSU Chico 2021-2022 Wildcat Scholarship Application period is now closed. 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).