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  • Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship

    National Science Foundation Grant

    Excellent Scholarship Opportunity

    The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship provides financial support to talented juniors and seniors majoring in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) who wish to become secondary school teachers. Participate in hands-on workshops with in-service teachers as you learn new pedagogical methods for teaching in STEM fields.

    Each Noyce scholar will receive $15,000 a year in each of their final two years at Le Moyne. In addition, Noyce scholars are guaranteed the opportunity to conduct research in their discipline during their
    senior year, complete a special one-credit J-mester course during their senior year in which they turn their research into lesson plans, and conduct paid internships in Central New York at locations
    such as the Museum of Science and Technology, Baltimore Woods Nature Center and Rosamond Gifford Zoo. In addition, they also take part in STEM activity workshops with local teachers and other Noyce Scholars to develop pedagogical skills, cultural understanding, and a disposition to be an effective teacher in high-need schools.

    About the Program

    Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars will play a critical role in filling the urgent need for K-12 teachers of STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Le Moyne College has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to provide scholarships for talented juniors and seniors majoring in STEM fields to become secondary school teachers.


    1. Selection of Noyce Scholars is primarily based on academic merit (minimum GPA 3.0 within STEM major and in education).
    2. Consideration will also be given to financial need and the diversity of the participants in the program.
    3. Evidence of preparation necessary to meet requirements for New York teacher
      certification or licensing.


    • Must be U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien.
    • Enrolled in a STEM (biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics) baccalaureate degree.
    • Must graduate with a major in a STEM discipline and obtain teacher certification or licensing upon completion of the program.
    • Be prepared to teach in a qualified high-need school district for two years for each full year of a scholarship received. Commitment must be fulfilled within eight years of completing the program.
    • Students from underrepresented backgrounds and those who may not have previously considered a career in K-12 STEM teaching are particularly encouraged to apply.
    • Applications are accepted during the spring semester. 


    • Academic transcripts (with 3.0 GPA in STEM and education).
    • A personal statement (no more than two pages) explaining why you would like to be a Noyce Scholar.
    • Two letters of reference (one focusing on STEM aspects and one focusing on teaching or education-related experiences).
    • Contact information, including your home address, email address, and phone number
      by which you may be reached.
       
    The application package should be sent as one file to maw@lemoyne.edu.
     
    Contact Us

    Le Moyne students interested in the Noyce Scholarship may contact any of the following Noyce Scholarship professors:

    Wen Ma, Ph.D.
    Department of Education
    Email: maw@lemoyne.edu
    Phone: 445-4784

    Hilary McManus, Ph.D.
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
    Email: mcmanuha@lemoyne.edu
    Phone: 445-4425

    Jonathan Needleman, Ph.D.
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Scheince
    Email: needlejs@lemoyne.edu
    Phone: 445-4371

    Phone: 445-4371