"As a Noyce Scholar, I get to be a part of a supportive community of STEM educators who are just as passionate about exploring, understanding, and sharing the world with others as I am. Vermont's progressive educational philosophies, strong local community bonds, and accessibility to the outdoors made it an ideal place to get my education and lay down roots of my own." - Josh Solomon
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Scholarship Program strives to address the shortage of qualified K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science educators teaching in underserved and underrepresented schools in the US. This competitive scholarship opportunity is available to graduate students accepted to our Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education Program who are interested in teaching STEM in grades 7-12.
In-state students from Vermont are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $20,000.00 per academic year. Out-of-state students are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $32,000.00 per academic year.
To be considered for a Noyce Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
- Hold an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a STEM field, including biology, chemistry, earth/geosciences, engineering, physics, mathematics and computer science.
- Achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate and/or graduate STEM degree(s).
- Must be a U.S. citizen or national, or permanent resident alien.
- Demonstrate a commitment to teach in a high need local educational agency for 2 years for every year of scholarship/stipend received within 4 years after graduation from the MAT program.
Noyce Scholars agree to achieve teacher certification in grades 7-12 science, math, or computer science education and gain a full-time teaching position within four (4) years of receipt of the MAT degree and certification in a high-need school district.
The term high-need local educational agency as defined in section 201 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1021) means a local educational agency (for example, a school district) that serves an elementary or secondary school located in an area which is characterized by at least one of the following designations: a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line usually determined by the annual Agency of Education Free or Reduced Meals Report; a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which they were trained to teach; or a high teacher turnover rate.
How to Apply
We will utilize your resume, transcripts, and reference letters submitted as part of your MAT application for the Noyce Scholarship application. In addition, you will also need to submit the application materials specified in the application form: