Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Delaware State University
Are you looking for an exciting career where your contributions will make a difference? Consider the challenging world of teaching and change the lives of students as a highly qualified teacher. Junior STEM majors are invited to apply for the 3-year Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Noyce Scholarships are intended for students who plan to pursue a K-12 mathematics or science teaching career and are enthusiastic about teaching in a high-need school district. These scholarships will provide generous support ($10,000 - $20,000 per year) for the Noyce Scholars while they complete their bachelor’s degree and their teacher certification requirements in the MAT program. Noyce Scholars will also receive additional support and are eligible for a $2,500 stipend during their first year of teaching.
There are two scholarship options:
Juniors can apply to participate in a three-year program; Seniors can apply to participate in a two-year program.
- Juniors or Seniors majoring in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer & Information Sciences, Mathematics, or Physics only;
- At least a 3.0 GPA; and
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or have permanent resident status.
- Complete application
- Letters of recommendation by at least two faculty members
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Essay about interest and experience in STEM and teaching
- Qualified scholarship finalists will be granted an interview for the program.
Preference given to applicants who have experience in STEM research.
- Remain a STEM major until graduation;
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
- Participate in a summer research internship at the end of junior year;
- Participate in mentored teaching experience in a K-12 school during senior year;
- Participate in the Noyce Scholarship Program meetings and events including Saturday Round Tables;
- Attend at least one regional or national education conference;
- Enroll in and successfully complete the MAT program; and
- Enroll in and successfully complete the EDUC 502, First Year Teaching Seminar (3-credits).
- Complete 2 years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of NSF-funded financial support.
If a student fails to meet the requirements for maintaining his/her scholarship, including enrolling in and completing the MAT program, and completing teaching obligation, the scholar will be required to repay all of the scholarship funds already awarded.