Pacific Noyce Scholarship

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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 ranging from $15,000-$25,000 to defray the cost of becoming a STEM teacher in Pacific’s nationally recognized Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL degree, earning an Oregon teaching license with endorsements in physics, chemistry, biology, integrated science, and/or mathematics (advanced or basic), and with a specialty endorsement in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

Three forms of scholarship support are available:

  • Undergraduate-MAT STEM/ESOL Track:  Pacific University undergraduates majoring in mathematics, natural science, or computer science may apply to be Pacific Noyce Scholars and receive a $10K scholarship during their senior year, and a $15K scholarship during the fifth-year MAT STEM/ESOL program.
  • MAT STEM/ESOL Track: Recent graduates and career changers with a bachelors degree in mathematics, natural science, or computer science may apply to be Pacific Noyce Scholars and receive $15K during the fifth-year MAT STEM/ESOL program.
  • Rural Oregon MAT STEM/ESOL Track: Rural Oregon teachers with a bachelors degree in mathematics, natural science, or computer science and who need Preliminary teacher licensure may apply to be Pacific Noyce Scholars and receive a $25K scholarship during the fifth-year MAT STEM/ESOL program.  Note: Rural residents will complete the MAT STEM/ESOL program primarily in their home communities.     

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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Applicant Requirements

Recipients are expected to teach full-time in a high-needs school district for two years for each year of support received (four years for Undergraduate-MAT STEM/ESOL Track recipients; 2 years for other tracks). "High needs" districts as defined by NSF include many Oregon school districts, including Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard-Tualatin, Newberg, North Clackamas, Gresham-Barlow, 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

Contact

Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 | teach@pacificu.edu

Kevin Carr | Program Director, Professor of Science Education
503-352-1443 | kcarr@pacificu.edu

Kevin Johnson | Professor of Chemistry
503-352-2762 | johnsonk@pacificu.edu