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 is now closed. Please check back with us Spring 2020. 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. The application period is now closed. Please check back with us Spring 2020. 

Wildcat Scholarship

The CSU Chico 2019-2020 Wildcat Scholarship Application period is now closed. 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).

Frank Pennington Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a high caliber, bright, capable, deserving student who has shown a strong interest in the teaching profession of mathematics or science. Recipient should have the potential to make a difference as a high school science or mathematic teacher. Dr. Frank Pennington was Dean of the College of Natural Sciences from 1969 until 1977 and was a Professor in the Department of Chemistry until he retired in 1986. He and his wife Marcia have always been concerned with the quality of high school science and mathematics teaching. 

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.