Pacific Noyce Scholarship
The National Science Foundation and Pacific University provide candidates an innovative, supported, community-based pathway into a K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teaching career.
Through the Pacific Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, highly qualified and motivated science and math teaching candidates are awarded full-tuition scholarships for becoming a STEM teacher in Pacific’s Residency Teacher Licensure (RTL) or MAT programs, earning an Oregon teaching license with endorsements in physics, chemistry, biology, integrated science, and/or mathematics (advanced or basic).
Pacific Noyce Scholars are intensively trained for successful careers in high-needs school districts in Oregon and beyond. The Oregon Teaching license is widely accepted in all 50 states through reciprocity agreements.
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.
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Pacific Noyce Scholarship Tracks for 2023-24
- Residency Teacher Licensure (RTL) Track: Recent graduates and career changers with a bachelors degree (or higher) in mathematics, natural science, or computer science may apply to be Pacific Noyce Scholars and receive a full tuition scholarship ($16,240 in 2023-24) for the Pacific University Residency Teacher Licensure (RTL) program.
- MAT Track: Recent graduates and career changers with a bachelors degree (or higher) in mathematics, natural science, or computer science may apply to be Pacific Noyce Scholars and receive a partial tuition scholarship ($16,240 in 2023-24) for the Pacific University MAT program.
- UG Track: Pacific University undergraduate students majoring in in mathematics, natural science, or computer science may apply to be Pacific Noyce Scholars and receive a partial tuition scholarship ($10,000) during their senior year of Pacific University studies, with a commitment to join the RTL or MAT tracks after graduation to complete licensure.
- Hold a bachelors degree in mathematics, natural science, or computer science or be a current Pacific University undergraduate major in one of the the above areas.
- A 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average; exceptions may be granted in exceptional circumstances
- Status as U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents
- Submission of Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Pacific's school code is 003212.
- Completion of the Pacific University RTL or MAT application. UG track applicants complete the RTL application.
- Completion of the Pacific Noyce Scholarshp Application
Recipients are expected to teach full-time in a high-needs school district for two years for each year of support received (4 years for UGTrack recipients; 2 years for other tracks). "High needs" districts as defined by the National Science Foundation include many Oregon school districts, including Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard-Tualatin, Newberg, North Clackamas, Gresham-Barlow, West-Linn/Wilsonville, 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 1852868
Kevin Carr | Program Director, Professor of Science Education
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Kevin Johnson | Professor of Chemistry
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