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NOYCE Scholarship Program

Noyce Scholarship Program

The Noyce Scholars Program is designed to increase the number of highly qualified middle and high school teachers (grades 7-12) in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, mathematics, and physics.

Scholarships in the amount of $15,287 will be yearly awarded to 10 selected graduate students (Noyce Scholars) pursuing math or science licensure in the year-long Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT program). These MAT scholarships will be selectively awarded to graduate students holding an undergraduate STEM degree and will support students as they complete their teacher education coursework and student teaching internships. The program will utilize service-learning as a central theme throughout the education of its Noyce scholars and contribute to this teacher education literature by exploring the role of early service learning experiences as a means of recruiting talented STEM majors to pursue science and math teaching careers. Once the Noyce Scholars are officially selected and begin their MAT year (June-May), they will complete three STEM education service learning projects each semester.

These opportunities will be arranged by the project staff and will capitalize on existing partnerships with local school districts. These projects will allow Noyce Scholars to judge science fair projects in a nearby urban district, design and implement family science nights with partner districts, design and implement Earth Day activities with local districts, assist in some functioning math and science teacher professional development projects, and assist in some of the current math and science intervention projects occurring with partner districts.

Noyce Scholarship Application

The Noyce Scholars will follow the track of a regular MAT student except for the following additional modifications:
  • Advising from both EHHS and A&S faculty members at the undergraduate level as STEM majors. This dual advising will ensure that Noyce Scholars complete the necessary requirements for both their undergraduate science/math degree as well as the prerequisites for math or science licensure.
  • Completion of a science or math education service learning project each during their junior, senior, and MAT years
  • Participation in the four semester-long Beginning Teacher Support Seminars designed specifically for Noyce scholars. The final cohort of Noyce scholars would not have the continuing education units (CEUs) for their Beginning Teacher Support Seminars covered by this Noyce funding. However, the Advancement Sub-committee (See Management and Administrative Structure) would be charged with finding additional sources of support to continue these seminars.
The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program website  

Noyce Summer Internship Program

The Kent State University Robert Noyce Summer Internship program is available to freshmen and sophomore math or science majors. Noyce interns will be paid $450 per week for four weeks in June-July 2013 depending on students’ schedule and site.

Interns will:

  • Assist KSU TRIOS Upward Bound program staff members teaching math or science to high schools students.
  • Assist summer programming at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Environmental Education Center.
  • Assist in math and science professional development programs, e.g. Operation Physics.
Interns can still take summer courses, and internship schedules can be worked around students’ class schedules. This is the first phase of the service learning project of the Noyce Scholarship program. Future scholarships for graduate studies may be available.

How to apply:

  • The applicant must provide the following: resume, brief essay highlighting your interest in science/math, commitment to adolescent education and desire to work in the high needs school districts and two letters of recommendation.
  • Eligible candidates will appear for an interview with the selection committee.
  • Complete application. Application deadline is Thursday, May 30, 2013.

For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Borgerding (Donnelly) at ldonnell@kent.edu.