The National Science Foundation Scholarship Program
The goal of this National Science Foundation program is to attract a diverse representation of students into mathematics or science teaching and support these students as they prepare for and begin teaching secondary science or mathematics in high-needs schools. To best prepare students to excel in such settings in their first years of teaching, The Noyce Program will support these students during their teacher preparation as they gain experience in high-needs settings under the guidance of successful teachers who have met the challenges of teaching in these settings and chosen them for their practice.
The scholarships have been set at $10,000/year based on the estimated annual cost of attending FSU. This includes tuition and fees, room, board, and books. The Scholarship allows the recipient to either commit to a two year period of teaching in a high-needs school, or to repay the full dollar amount of the loan within six years in lieu of the teaching commitment. Recipients will receive $10,000 for each scholarship/academic year.
To be eligible to apply, Scholarship applicants must:
Be a full-time student entering the junior or senior year of academic preparation and be able to complete their degree plan within two years of the grant award.
Be a U.S. citizen, national, or alien admitted as a refugee.
Show academic promise based on past college coursework and/or activities.
Have a primary major of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, or Physics.
Have a minimum overall and content major GPA of 2.5
Successfully complete the introductory FSU-Teach course (Step 1 and Step 2).
Become a Noyce candidate for at least one semester prior to application
Maintain minimum overall and content major GPA of 2.5.
Make adequate progress in both the content and FSU-Teach majors.
Participate in monthly Noyce activities and meetings
Complete the scholarship renewal application including an essay on what they have learned about science or mathematics teaching in high-needs settings.
For more Information Contact Dr. Robin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 645-8927 In order to apply you must:
Complete a scholarship application including an essay about your content field and interest in working in high-needs schools.
Submit TWO letters of recommendation from faculty members.
Complete a brief interview with the selection committee.