Occupations in STEM-related careers are some of the fastest growing and have great potential for job growth. Building a solid STEM foundation through a well-rounded curriculum is the best way to ensure that students are exposed to math, science, and technology in their education.
Students are extremely curious and impressionable, so instilling an interest at an early age could spark a lasting desire to pursue a career in any of these fields. It is important that schools have an ample amount of teachers who are experts in STEM, and these subjects should always be considered as high demand subjects. Teachers who follow an alternative route to teacher licensure are at an advantage to teach in a STEM field if they majored in one, or are transitioning from a STEM-related career.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is designed to prepare STEM (science and math) candidates to become highly qualified teachers to work in middle and high schools that serve high need populations.
At the completion of their program the Noyce scholars will have earned a bachelor’s degree in their STEM field and in education. Each scholar is eligible for up to $24,000 per year for up to two years in tuition scholarship, and an additional $3000 in stipends for other activities, travel to conferences and post graduation mentorship.
The Noyce Scholarship at Lewis University is focused on preparing talented undergraduate math and science majors and recent baccalaureate recipients to become highly qualified math and science teachers at the middle or high school level.
For priority fall semester consideration please apply by March 30, and by October 30 for the following spring consideration.
For more information, please contact our Noyce Recruiter or Program Administrator:
General Inquiries: (815) 834-6633
Noyce scholars include current undergraduate and graduate students who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in math or science.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1540699.