Program Details


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

  • Demonstrated proficiency in a content area (select one)
    1. Math – completed 15 hours of required classes
    2. Biology - completed 24 hours of required classes
    3. Chemistry - completed 14 hours of required classes
    4. Physics - completed 22 hours of required classes
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Junior or senior standing in a selected content area or recent graduate with a degree in a STEM field.
  • Full-time enrollment.
  • U.S. Citizenship or application to become a U.S. Citizen.

Application Process

To become a Noyce Scholar:

  • Apply and be admitted to Lewis University and the College of Education and Social Sciences.

  • Submit:
    • Scholarship Application form
    • Official transcripts
    • Completed FAFSA form
    • A personal essay (500-1500 words) discussing the following:
      • Describe an important experience from your personal education and 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?  
    • Two letters of recommendation on the appropriate Department of Education recommendation form.

Send completed materials to:

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

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