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Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education

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Noyce Scholars Programs in Science


The Robert Noyce Scholars program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded (DUE 1340110) program to provide scholarships to students who are committed to teaching mathematics and science in high need school districts upon the completion of the credential program at Cal Poly. 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. The Cal Poly Noyce Scholars Program offers two scholarship options--a $10,000 scholarship for science teachers and a $12,000 scholarship for mathematics teachers.

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.

Science Noyce Phase II Scholars Program

Current juniors or senior science and engineering majors may apply for the Science Noyce scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship provided during the 2018-19 academic year. Some students may be eligible for up to two years of funding.

2018-19 Scholarship Requirements:

  • Commit to teaching science for two years in a high need K-12 school district
  • Participate in monthly Noyce seminars during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Academic Years
  • Participate in the STEM Teacher As Researcher (STAR) Program or equivalent paid "teacher-researcher" opportunity prior to completion of science teaching credential

Noyce Science Application is Closed 

More Information:

Need more information? Please email noyce-science@calpoly.edu, or contact:


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0833353, 1340110, 0630419, and 1239827.

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