The Roosevelt University Noyce Scholarship Program, (funded by grant #1660728 from the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program) seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become middle school and high school teachers in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. The program has the following key components.
Roosevelt undergraduate students may apply for an internship that provides up to $400 per year for activities introducing them to the teaching profession. Interns are not guaranteed a scholarship as they enter their junior year, but interns will be seriously considered based upon their internship period.
Noyce Scholars are eligible to receive a full scholarship during their junior and senior years at Roosevelt. Graduate students are eligible to receive a full scholarship during each of the two years of the secondary education MA degree program. All scholars need to complete all courses required for Illinois licensure.
For each year of scholarship received, the scholar agrees to teach an eligible STEM subject in a “high-needs” Illinois school for two years. A high-needs school has a high percentage of low-income students, a high teacher attrition rate, and/or a high percentage of teachers who are not trained in the subject they are teaching. Scholars who do not fulfill the teaching commitment within six years must repay the scholarship. The Chicago Public Schools will assist in job placement, however it is not required that you teach at a CPS school the entire four years or at all.
Support during the initial years of STEM teaching will be provided through mentoring for two years and summer workshops.
Applications for the Noyce Teaching Scholarship are currently being accepted. You will be asked to complete a short written response about your interest in becoming a STEM teacher and provide contact information for two professional references (instructor, teacher, supervisor, etc.).