Cal Poly Noyce Scholars Programs in Mathematics and Science
The Robert Noyce Scholars program is a National Science Foundation funded program to provide scholarships to students who are committed to teaching science or mathematics in high need school districts upon the completion of a teacher credential program. The main goal of the program is to increase the number of teachers with strong science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) content knowledge in high need school districts.
Cal Poly has received two awards from the NSF Noyce Scholars Program, one for prospective Math teachers and a second for prospective Science teachers. The Math program began in academic year 2007-2008 and will conclude in academic year 2010-2011. Because the Math program recruited its final cohort last spring (2011), it will not recruit for Math Noyce Scholars at this time. The Science Noyce Scholars Program began in academic year 2009-2010 and will conclude in academic year 2012-2013. Recruitment for the 2013 Science cohort is contingent upon future funding.
This webpage provides information on both programs and targets prospective Noyce applicants, current Noyce Scholars, and Noyce alumni. There are minor variations between the Math Noyce Scholars Program and the Science Noyce Scholars Program. You can use the navigation menu to the right to access details of each program separately.
Definition of High Need School District:
Noyce Scholars commit to teach for two years at any school in a high need district for each year of scholarship funding received. "High need" is defined as a school district with at least one school with:
- a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line;
- a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which the teachers were trained to teach; OR
- a high teacher turnover rate.
For more information about the Mathematics Noyce Scholarship Program at Cal Poly, utilize the menu bar to the upper right or contact Todd Grundmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Science Noyce Scholarship Program at Cal Poly, utilize the menu bar to the upper right or contact Dr. John Keller at (805) 756-2095 or email@example.com.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0833353 and 0630419.