Pacific Robert Noyce ELSTEM Scholarship Program
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.
- be academically qualified to earn an Oregon secondary subject area endorsement in Advanced Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology;
- have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average;
- be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents;
- submit a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, www.fafsa.ed.gov, use Pacific’s code 003212);
- complete the Pacific Robert Noyce Scholarship Application; and complete a regular Pacific COE Master of Arts in Teaching application
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
Contact Person: Kevin Carr, Professor of Science Education
Contact Person: Juliet Brosing, Professor of Physics