Scholarship Information

The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program is a National Science Foundation funded program designed to recruit and prepare talented STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students for a career in middle and high school teaching. At CSU, this project is a collaborative effort among the College of Natural Science, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, Warner College of Natural Resources, College of Health and Human Science, and the CSU STEM Center.
The scholarship program is intended for students who have:
  • earned at least 60 credits
  • are majoring in a STEM field
  • has a minimum 3.0 GPA to be most competitive
  • would like to pursue a teaching career in science, engineering, or mathematics
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  • by engaging students in an inquiry-based STEM curriculum
  • by becoming a teacher leader in high needs schools
  • by advocating for all students
  • by collaborating with mentors and colleagues across the country
  • by helping create opportunities for all students
Scholarship recipients will receive
  • $10,000 scholarship per year for both junior and senior years
  • $1,000 stipend per year for your first two years teaching
  • mentoring and professional development supports
Scholarship recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-needs school district* for every one year of scholarship received.**
    *High-need school districts meet one of the following criteria for at least one school within the district:
    1. a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line
    2. a high percentage of secondary school teacher not teaching in the content area in which the teachers were trained to teach
    3. a high teacher turnover rate
    **If the teaching obligation is not met, the scholarship converts to a loan, appreciates interest, and must be repaid in full
To start the online application, click on the Application Guidelines link and review the scholarship qualifications. It is important that you meet the qualifications stated. If you meet the qualifications, click on the New Applicants link, create a log in, and begin the application process. If you are returning to update or complete your application, please click on the Returning Applicants link and log in. You will need:
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Answer the following four (4) questions – maximum 3 pages, double space, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, 1 inch margins on each side.
  1. Describe why you want to enter the teaching profession.
  2. Describe any unique qualities which set you apart from others who might be applying for the Noyce Scholarship.
  3. The Noyce Scholarship requires recipients to teach in schools identifies as “high needs,” specifically high poverty schools. What challenges do you anticipate in such a setting and how would you address those challenges?
  4. Drawing on your own educational experience, what qualities do you think are necessary for teachers to be effective?
The application period for 2021 opens Dec. 1, 2020. Applications are DUE: Mar. 5, 2021. Note: This application is NOT linked to the CSU Scholarship application. The application uses Session Cookies. You must allow cookies for this site before you begin otherwise you will be unable to complete the application.

The application period for 2021 opens on Dec. 1, 2020.

Applications are DUE: Mar. 5, 2021.

For application questions, contact Noyce_Info@mail.colostate.edu

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