Eligibility and application

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien
  • Be pursuing or have earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry, math or biology
  • Be currently accepted into The College of St. Scholastica undergraduate education program or Graduate Teaching Licensure program
  • Provide an unofficial college academic transcript(s) showing a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Complete the Noyce Scholarship Application. As part of the application, you'll be required to complete a maximum of a 500-word essay, asking you to describe your commitment to teaching math or science in a high-need school district*.

If participants are unable to (1) complete their degree and certification programs or (2) meet their Service Requirement, they will be required to repay the amount of their Noyce support, plus any applicable interest. A signed promissory note is required, acknowledging the conditional nature of the award and stating a promise to repay the funds.

Robert Noyce scholars are responsible for ensuring that the school districts in which they plan to teach qualify as high need under the National Science Foundation guidelines.

*High-need school districts have at least one school in which 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, 34% or more teachers are teaching out of field, or there is a 15% or higher attrition rate for teachers within the last three years.

National Science Foundation logoThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1557249. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Beth LaVigne
(218) 733-2236

Donna Kirk
(218) 723-6389

  • "There has never been a better time to become a math or science teacher! We are thrilled that this NSF grant provides financial assistance to aspiring math and science teachers as well as ongoing support as they begin their very rewarding teaching careers."

    – Dr. Brenda Fischer, Dean, School of Education

  • "Like many schools, the Proctor School District has seen teacher candidate pools for science, math and other STEM positions continue to shrink. I am thrilled and excited about the potential of The College of St. Scholastica's grant focused on providing expanded opportunities to recruit teacher candidates to enter STEM fields. I look forward to collaborating with St. Scholastica and to increased prospects for highly qualified teacher candidates to enter our math and science departments."

    – John Engelking, Superintendent, Proctor Public Schools