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

Please check back with us in February 2020 for scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Read more about the scholarship.

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. Please check back with us in February 2020 for scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Wildcat Scholarship

The CSU Chico 2020-2021 Wildcat Scholarship Application period opens January 2, 2020 and closes February 15, 2020. For more information, check in with the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office.

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 

  • This scholarship is offered directly by the Physics Department.

Federal TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) 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.