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Noyce Scholars

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of young people who are underrepresented in STEM fields? Are you pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, math, data analytics, or computer science? Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in science, math, computer science, accounting, data analytics, or engineering and would like to explore a new professional direction? Do you have a passion for learning and enjoy sharing this love of learning with others?

About Noyce@Drake

Noyce@Drake, officially titled Improving Secondary Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Computer Science Teacher Preparation through a sequence of Active Teaching Experiences, will support the development of four cohorts of secondary STEM teachers starting in the fall of 2022.

The program will provide scholarships, stipends, and enhanced learning opportunities to high achieving students interested in teaching, secondary physics, mathematics, chemistry, or computer science.

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How to Qualify

Final Acceptance to the Noyce Scholars program in contingent upon full admittance to Drake's School of Education program, review of offical transcripts and letters of recommendations, and alignment of a qualifying STEM degree.

To qualify as an applicant, the following minimum requirements must be met:

  • Earning or have a baccalaureate degree in a STEM discipline, which includes engineering, accounting, and computer science
    • Bachelor's degrees in chemistry, physics, computer science, data analytics or mathematics are preferred
    • Degrees in Medicine, nursing, and allied health majors or professionals are not eligible for Noyce scholarship/stipend support.
  • Maintaining of have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work from an accredited institution.
  • Two email addresses for references that can attest to the applicant's demonstrated characteristics as a learner in STEM coursework and/or budding commitment to teaching.

Stipend/Scholarship Information

Undergraduate students can apply in either their junior or senior year and receive $15,000 in scholarships per year. The scholarship funds can help students finish their STEM degree and also complete the needed education courses and experiences that lead to teaching licensure.

Graduate students with a bachelor's degree in STEM fields can apply and receive $20,000 of stipends in order to pursue a master's degree in education that results in teaching licensure.

Program Requirements

All recipients of scholarships and stipends must commit to teach for two years in high needs schools for every year of Noyce funding. High need schools constitute a wide array of districts from urban to rural, and scholars can pursue positions throughout the United States upon graduation and teacher licensure.

As specified by the National Science Foundation, applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact any of the faculty members listed below:
Maryann Huey, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Jerrid Kruse, Science Education in the School of Education
Matthew Zwier, Chemistry Department
Adina Kilpatrick, Physics Department
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