Pacific Noyce Scholarship



The National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and Pacific University provide for elite teaching candidates an innovative, supported pathway into a K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teaching career.

Through the Pacific Robert Noyce ELSTEM Scholarship Program, highly qualified and motivated science and math teaching candidates are awarded up to $15,000 in scholarships to defray the cost of completing Pacific’s nationally recognized Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL degree and earning an initial teaching endorsement in physics, chemistry, biology, integrated science, and/or mathematics (advanced or basic), along with a specialty endorsement in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Note:  Pacific University undergraduate students may receive a $10,000 senior-year scholarship prior tho entering the MAT STEM/ESOL program.

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

Successful applicants will receive up to $15,000 for their MAT program; UG applicants may recieve $10,000 for their senior year prior to entering the MAT STEM/ESOL program. Recipients are expected to teach full-time in a high-needs school district for two years (four years for UG recipients). "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 1439628


Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 |

Kevin Carr | Program Director, Professor of Science Education
503-352-1443 |

Kevin Johnson | Professor of Chemistry
503-352-2762 |