Program Details


You are eligible for a scholarship if you meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in a content area (select one) and education classes
    • Education - completed six credit hours
    • Math - completed 15 hours of required classes
    • Biology - completed 24 hours of required classes
    • Chemistry - completed 14 hours of required classes
    • Physics - completed 22 hours of required classes
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Junior or senior standing in a selected content area or recent graduate of a math or science program.
  • Full-time enrollment
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Passing score on Test of Academic Proficiency, or a 22 or higher on ACT with writing portion.

Application Process

To become a Noyce scholar:

  • Apply and be admitted to Lewis University and the College of Education and Social Sciences:
  • Write a personal essay.
  • Must teach a STEM subject (Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics) and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Teach in a high needs school for a minimum of two years for each year of funding.
  • Participate in a paid research and summer internship.

To be considered for a scholarship, all Noyce applicants must complete the following:

  • Scholarship Application form
  • 500-1500 word essay that addresses:
    • An important experience from your personal education. Discuss how this experience will inform your work as a teacher.
    • What interests you in teaching in a high-needs school district?  How will you contribute in a positive way to the school environment?
    • What personal goals do you hope to accomplish by becoming a Robert Noyce Grant Scholar?  
  • Official transcript
  • Completed FAFSA form at
  • Two letters of recommendation on the appropriate College of Education and Social Sciences recommendation form.
  • Evidence of a passing score on Test of Academic Proficiency, or a 22 or higher on ACT with writing portion.
  • Interview with the Noyce scholar selection committee.

Send completed materials to:

College of Education and Social Sciences Unit #224
Robert Noyce Grant
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446