Center for Mathematics and Science Education

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Future Math and Science Teachers

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 scholarships to students studying to become math or science teachers. 

Scholarship Applications for 2023-2024 Academic Year are available NOW.

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.

Robert Noyce Scholarship

There will be no call for applications for this program for Fall 2023/Spring 2024. Check back for updates later.

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

Wildcat Scholarship

The CSU Chico 2022-2023 Wildcat Scholarship Application period is now open. For more information, check-in with the  Financial Aid & Scholarship Office.

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).