Thinking of a Career Change? Earn a Full Scholarship to Become a Teacher!​



Thank you to support from the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program -

Earn $22,455 in scholarships to receive a teaching license!​

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates that we'll need 69 million new teachers by 2030 to meet global education goals. This is great news if you considering becoming an educator. 



University of Findlay's Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program


The program is geared to help prepare well-qualified math and science degree holders to educate and inspire math and science students in high-need schools. High-needs schools are determined based on the percentage of free and reduced lunch students attending.​ The U.S. Department of Education's definition of high-need schools.


UF’s Noyce Program is funded through a ​grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

Be one of just 29 students selected to be a part of the University of Findlay's Noyce Scholarship Program!​​​


Postbaccalaureate NSF Noyce Scholars will complete one year of post-baccalaureate licensure face-to-face​ courses in AYA Mathematics or AYA Science beginning in the fall and culminating in the summer.​​




 

Benefits for Post-Baccalaureate NSF Noyce Scholars:​

  • $22,455 scholarship for professionals returning for a one-year post-baccalaureate license in AYA Mathematics or AYA Science (grades 7-12).
  • Gain 8 weeks of methods and 16 weeks of student teaching field experience during the post-baccalaureate year under the guidance of a UF faculty member with a teaching license in science or mathematics.
  • Additional networking, collaboration, and program development support.

NSF Noyce Scholar Qualifications​:

  • A bachelor's degree in the areas of mathematics or science.
  • Students must also apply and be accepted to the University of Findlay.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 (conditional acceptance may be considered)
  • U.S. citizen or national or permanent resident
  • Submission of a statement of purpose and interest
  • Completed FAFSA​

Selection Process:

Recipients will be selected based on:

  • Academic merit
  • Commitment to working in high-need schools
  • Academic potential
  • An additional consideration is given to those in financial need as well as minority, disability, or under-represented gender status.​

Application packet must contain:

  • A completed application form
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Application to UF College of Education that includes official transcripts

​All NSF Noyce scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Program Management Team. The strongest candidates may be invited for an interview; this may determine the final selection of participants.


Expectations of NSF Noyce Scholars:​


NSF Noyce scholarship and stipend recipients will be expected to:

  • Enter into an agreement committing to teach full-time in a high-need school as a licensed teacher in mathematics or science for two years within four years of completing the program. *High-need schools are determined based on the percentage of free and reduced lunch students attending.
  • Commit to a six-week placement in the fall and a 16-week placement in the spring for field experience.
  • Maintain a 3.25 GPA
  • Participate in mentoring activities and other NSF Noyce scholars.
  • Complete an exit interview, upon completion, with the Office of Financial Aid and sign an agreement regarding continuing responsibilities as NSF Noyce scholars.
  • Participate in seminars and outcomes assessment activities required by NSF NOYCE .
  • Pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) at their expense in order to receive their teaching license.


The overriding goal of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is to help adults guide young people into productive lives. Research shows that young people are much more likely to try to learn and retain challenging core subjects like math, science and critical reading if they are exposed to and engaged in these topics in a variety of ways. UF's NSF Noyce scholars are the future teachers who will meet this need.


 

Questions?


Julie McIntosh, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Education
 
Pam Warton, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Mathematics
[email protected]

Bethany Henderson-Dean, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences
[email protected]


 

Apply to be an NSF Noyce Scholar!



This program seeks to encourage talented science or mathematics professionals to become grade 7-12 mathematics or science teachers.