Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program “responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools. The program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. Scholarship and stipend recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of support. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts” (quoted from nsfnoyce.org).
Noyce scholarships at Savannah State University provide tuition support to students majoring in biology, math, and engineering, who want to teach. Noyce scholars also receive specialized mentoring programs, funding to join professional organizations, and professional development. They become members of a vibrant ongoing education community consisting of teachers, engineers, mathematics educators, biology educators, and administrators that comes together regularly to do discuss teaching and learning in STEM Education. Noyce scholars commit to teaching for two years in a high-need school or district.