Noyce Scholarships for Undergraduates and Recent College Grads

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The Robert Noyce Scholarship program, authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act, seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to become elementary, middle, and high school teachers by offering tuition scholarships of $15,000 per year for up to two years.

Ten scholarships will be awarded annually to qualified Trinity seniors and post-baccalaureate candidates in their Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) year. Noyce Scholars will join Trinity University's teacher preparation program and complete the M.A.T. before entering the teaching profession.

Recognizing that the need for talented STEM teachers is most acute in under served schools, Noyce Scholars commit to teaching in a high-need school for two years for each year of funding received.

Noyce scholarships are considered loans that are forgiven upon the completion of the required teaching obligation. Awardees who default on meeting their obligations will be required to repay the awards to Trinity University.

Program Description
Noyce Scholars will receive excellent pre-service teacher training during the one-year Master of Arts in Teaching program.  District and school leaders within San Antonio and the state of Texas compete to hire Trinity M.A.T. graduates, recognizing them as teacher leaders who possess strong content knowledge and pedagogical skills as well as a desire to impact education beyond their individual classrooms.

All M.A.T. candidates receive extensive placement support, including mock interviews and resume assistance. The program consistently places 100% of graduates into teaching positions. Highly-qualified teachers in high-need STEM subjects may be eligible for hiring bonuses and additional loan forgiveness incentives offered by the Texas Education Agency.

Click here to download a program brochure.

The PhysTEC project has produced a video introduction to the benefits of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship, as told by two Noyce Scholars and a Noyce Program Coordinator. This inspiring two-minute video can be screened in university classrooms, department open houses, scholarship information sessions, or any other place physics majors meet.



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