Pacific Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
The National Science Foundation 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 Scholarship Program, highly qualified and motivated science and math professionals are awarded $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. 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.
Two groups of students are eligible to become Pacific Robert Noyce Scholars:
- Undergraduate Track applicants are Pacific University undergraduate students who will be seniors in a STEM major (Division of Natural Science), and wish to complete their teaching preparation in the Pacific Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program after graduation, and
- Career Change Track applicants hold bachelor or higher degrees in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology or a related discipline, and wish to enroll in the Pacific University Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.
- 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 2010-2011 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 Undergraduate Track applicants will receive scholarship support of $10,000 during their senior year and $15,000 during their MAT program. Successful Career Change Track applicants will receive $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.
For More Information
Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Contact Person: Kevin Carr, Associate Professor of Science Education
Contact Person: Juliet Brosing, Professor of Physics