The two - year Robert Noyce Scholarships are intended for students who have completed their junior year, are majoring in mathematics, engineering, or a science discipline, plan to achieve Secondary Certification in mathematics or science (biology, chemistry or physics) and intend to pursue a teaching career.
Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
Noyce Fellows will receive a two-year $67,000 scholarship to support studies in their senior year and then in the 5th year Teacher Education Program. Fellows will have flexibility in how they partition their scholarship between the senior year and 5th year, with a maximum of $32,000 being available for the 5th year. They will also receive a Professional Development Stipend ($2500 per year) for use during the two years of pre-service preparation and during the first two years of teaching and professional support from a mentor who will meet regularly with the Fellow during the first two years of teaching.
Successful candidates will demonstrate strong knowledge in math or science, the potential to be a successful teacher, and a commitment to teaching in a high-needs school district. Awardees (Fellows) must commit to teaching for 4 years in a high need school district in the Philadelphia region following graduation.
Please note the application checklist below to find out the requirements for a complete application. Questions, please call 610-526-5348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have recommendation letters sent to email@example.com,
Applications are due by March 22, 2013 by 5 pm.*
In addition to information about the candidate, the application includes the following components that must be submitted all together on the electronic application form:
1. Responses to the three essay prompts (see below).
2. An electronic copy of the candidate’s college transcript (An unofficial copy is acceptable).
3. A current resume, which should include a complete listing of all teaching-related experiences. Here, “teaching” is to be broadly interpreted (e.g. Camp counselor, Tutoring, TA, Hall Adviser).
4. A Plan of Study that outlines the courses the candidate will take to fulfill the certification requirements. This Plan of Study will show both the courses to be taken to fulfill the major requirements for the field in which the candidate plans to become certified and the education courses the candidate will take. Candidates must develop this Plan of Study in consultation with Ann Brown, Education Program Adviser.
In addition, the candidate should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted. One letter should be written by a faculty member in the discipline in which the applicant plans to teach. The letter should address the candidate’s academic interests and performance. One letter should address the applicant's educator-oriented experiences and teaching potential. This letter can be written by a faculty or staff member or a non-college person who has supervised the applicant in a teaching setting. One letter should be written by the applicant's dean. Please give your recommenders the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Application Recommendation Request form.
After the written applications are reviewed, qualified candidates will be invited for an in-person interview.
Essays (each should be one to two pages long).
1. Describe a topic in your discipline area (math/chemistry/physics/biology) that you were excited to learn about and why.
2. Describe an important experience from your own education and discuss how this experience will inform your efforts to engage secondary students in learning.
3. Noyce Fellows teach in 'high-need' school districts that are often located in low-income communities. Why do you want to teach in a high-need school? How are you prepared for the opportunities and challenges of teaching in such a school and in what areas do your knowledge and experience need strengthening?
4. (Optional) Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
*Note About Deadlines
Although there is a set deadline, we welcome applications anytime prior to those deadlines. In special circumstances, we would entertain applications beyond the deadline. Please contact Bonnie Hallam ( firstname.lastname@example.org) if you feel you have a valid reason for needing a deadline extension.