Deadline to submitt application: February 24, 2012
Are you currently majoring in a Science, Math or Engineering (STEM) field? Have you ever considered becoming a teacher after you graduate?
CUSP can help you make that happen. Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, we're offering $29,000 annual scholarships to STEM majors who agree to become teachers after graduating.
Current Seniors are eligible for one-year Noyce Scholarships ($19,000) after graduation while earning their initial teaching license through a variety of programs offered through the Center for University, School & Community Partnerships, as well as SEPPCE's Department of Teaching & Learning Teacher License programs. Seniors who are interested in the program should apply for a Noyce Scholarship during this academic year. They should also take the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication and Literacy test and a subject test ( in the area they wish to teach) before their senior year is over.
Current Juniors are eligible for two years of scholarship (up to $29,000 total), beginning with their senior year, and continuing with the post-Baccalaureate year. Juniors who are interested in the program can also apply for a Noyce Scholarship now, and should also take the MTEL's before their junior year is over.
Current Freshmen and Sophomores who are interested in teaching should bookmark this page, join the "Robert Noyce Scholars" Facebook group, and check back next spring when we will be offering Noyce-sponsored summer internships.
We'll provide more than just financial help as you complete your STEM degree and pursue a state teaching license. We'll gradually introduce you to the practice of teaching with field-based experiences while you're finishing your coursework. Once you become a teacher, you won't be on your own. We'll continue to provide you with mentoring and other forms of support for three years.
You can read more about the program and the grant here. You can read more about the nationwide Noyce program here. CUSP Graduate Assistant and blogger Shonna McGrail has written an update about the Noyce program that can be found here. See the videos above and below to hear first-hand accounts of the Noyce Scholarship programs from scholars around the country.
For more information, please contact:
Kym Welty, Noyce Scholars Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org, (774) 929-3030