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 scholarships covering full tuition plus a living expense stipend for becoming a STEM teacher in Pacific’s 1-Year MAT General Education program, earning an Oregon teaching license with endorsements in physics, chemistry, biology, integrated science, and/or mathematics (advanced or basic).
Apply Now for a 2024-25 Pacific Noyce Scholarship. Individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM education and careers are encouraged to apply.
- 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 Noyce Scholars become part of a nationwide community of National Science Foundation Noyce Scholars, with opportunities for paid professional development and support through the Western Noyce Regional Network.
- 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. Individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM education and careers are encouraged to apply.
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2024-2025 Pacific Noyce Scholarship Tracks
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 scholarship award ranging from a minimum of $40,000, to a maximum of the full cost of attendance (approximately $60,000).
UG + MAT 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 (2023-24) of Pacific University studies, with a commitment to join the 1-Year MAT General Education program after graduation to complete STEM teacher licensure.
- completion of the Pacific Noyce Scholarship Application
- demonstrate the background and skills needed to succeed as a STEM teacher in high needs schools after program completion. Individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM education and careers are encouraged to apply.
- 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 resident
- submission of Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Pacific's school code is 003212.
- completion of the Pacific University 1-Year MAT General Education application.
Recipients commit to teach full-time in a high-needs school district for two years for each year of support received (4 years for UG Track + MAT Track recipients; 2 years for the MAT 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.
Kevin Carr | Program Director, Professor of Science Education
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Work Supported by National Science Foundation Grant No. DUE 1852868