Robert Noyce Scholarships

Our Robert Noyce Scholarship program will not award scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Our current NSF grant award is complete and new funds will be applied for in Fall 2017. We hope to have additional funds to offer scholarships for 2018-2019 academic year.

Meet the current 2016-2017 scholars


This program is funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE-1136431).

The Robert Noyce Scholars program aims is to encourage talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to enter into the teaching profession and teach mathematics or science at the secondary level. Each Noyce Scholar can receive up to two years of scholarship funding of $12,000 per year; $10,000 of the award goes toward tuition and fees, while the remaining $2,000 is allocated to the scholar to be used for Professional Development travel, conferences, workshops, etc., with approval by the committee.

Noyce Scholars will be selected by consideration of academic achievement, under-representation and financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Selected Scholars are also involved in professional development and networking opportunities. In return, scholars agree to teach two years in a high school or middle school in a “high need” (see FAQ for high need definitions) school district for each full year of support and participate in research surveys conducted by the Noyce Scholars program.

Eligibility Requirements:  In order to be considered for a Noyce Scholarship you must:

  • be a CSUC junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student at time of award
  • have a minimum 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units of coursework
  • be a U.S. Citizen, national or permanent resident alien
  • have a course plan that will allow for the completion of a single subject credential in mathematics or science
  • after initial review, successful candidates will be asked to a mandatory interview.

Selection Criteria:

  • Commitment to teach secondary mathematics or science, as evidenced by participation in programs aimed at future teachers (e.g., PROJECT M.A.T.H., NSTA,  a degree program designed for future teachers, etc.) or other teaching-related activities
  • Academic performance
  • Financial need (not required, but consideration for financial need will be a selection criteria)
  • Quality of required written essay; preference given to applicants with evidence of commitment to teach in high needs schools
  • Strength of recommendations (two recommendations will be required)

Scholarships are subject to approval of funding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get more information?

Contact either:

David Kagan, Principal Investigator:

Jennifer Oloff-Lewis, Co-Principal Investigator:

Brandi Aranguren, Program Coordinator: