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FALL 2017 applications are due on April 26, 2017 (by 11:59 PM).

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.  The National Science Foundation recently awarded CSUN a Noyce Phase II grant which will provide funding for CSUN students interested in math and science teaching.
  • Scholarships for students preparing to be secondary (grades 6-12) math and science teachers.
  • The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track provides funds to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate STEM professionals to become highly effective STEM teachers; these individuals commit to teaching for 2 years in high-need local educational agencies for every year of scholarship/stipend support.  Applicants must either be an undergraduate STEM major at CSUN or have a bachelor's degree in a STEM field from an accredited university.
  • Single subject math and science credential students with undergraduate STEM degrees are eligible.
  • $12,000 per year while you finish your Bachelor's degree and/or work on your credential  (two year max for undergraduates, one for graduate students)
  • Commitment to teach in a high-need school for at least two years following the credential.
Eligibility Criteria & Application Process: Scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified applicants on the basis of academic merit. Consideration will also be given to financial need, persons with disabilities, and the need to increase the numbers of women and minorities in mathematics and science careers. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled full time at CSUN pursuing degrees in STEM fields with plans to earn credentials or STEM graduates currently enrolled in CSUN’s single subject math or science teacher credential program. Applicants must be willing to sign a detailed, legally appropriate payback agreement. In addition, applicants from both science and math majors must have a GPA of 2.8 or better and at least a 2.6 in courses for the major in the last 30 semester units and, if undergraduates, must be ready to enter the last two years of an undergraduate degree program in science or math. Post-baccalaureate applicants are eligible for one credential year.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, first authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-368) and reauthorized in 2007 under the America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69) and the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools.

The program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. Scholarship and stipend recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of support. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts.

In addition, the program supports the recruitment and development of NSF Teaching Fellows who receive salary supplements while fulfilling a 4-year teaching requirement and supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements while they are teaching for five years in a high need school district. A goal of the program is to recruit individuals with strong STEM backgrounds who might otherwise not have considered a career in K-12 teaching.

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