Pacific Robert Noyce ELSTEM Scholarship Program

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   The National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and Pacific University provide an academically inspiring, financially manageable, and seamlessly supported pathway into a K-12 STEM teaching career. Through the Pacific Robert Noyce ELSTEM Scholarship Program, highly qualified and motivated science and math professionals are awarded $5-$15K scholarships to defer the cost of completing Pacific’s nationally recognized Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree and earning an initial teaching endorsement in physics, chemistry, biology, or advanced mathematics, along with a specialty endorsement in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Pacific Noyce Scholars are intensively trained for successful careers in high-needs school districts in Oregon and beyond.

   Pacific Robert Noyce Scholarships are available to exemplary science and math teaching candidates whose background, skills, and future career goals demonstrate the ability to meet the challenges of teaching science and math in high needs classrooms and schools.

   Applicants must:

Successful applicants will receive $5,000-$15,000 for their MAT program.  Recipients are expected to teach full-time in a high-need school district* for two years for each year of Noyce Scholarship support. 

*Definition of "high needs" encompasses most Oregon school districts, including Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard-Tualatin, Newberg, N. Clackamas, Gresham-Barlow, Oregon City, Woodburn, Salem-Keizer, Eugene-Springfield, Bend-Redmond, and most surrounding coastal and rural districts. Please contact us with questions regarding district qualifications.

Supported by National Science Foundation Grant No. DUE 0934599 & NPD Grant .

For More Information

Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Email: teach@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1435

Contact Person: Kevin Carr, Professor of Science Education
Email: kcarr@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1443

Contact Person: Juliet Brosing, Professor of Physics
Email: brosingj@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-2840