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Robert Noyce Scholarship Program @ Univ. TX - Pan American

Scholarship Provider: Funded by the National Science Foundation
Application Deadline: Not Specified
Description: The University of TX - Pan American (UTPA) is now accepting applications for the Robert Noyce Scholarship.  This scholarship aims to address the acute shortage of highly-qualified and certified high school chemistry and physics teachers in the South Texas region by enabling Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors to obtain a BS in Physical Science or BS in Physics or BS in Chemistry degree with 8-12 teaching certification.

Eligibility Criteria:

A student who wishes to apply for the Robert Noyce Scholarship must satisfy the following criteria:

*is a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident

*is an undergraduate student majoring in a field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

*is a junior or senior at the start of the scholarship award.

*has a GPA of 3.0 or better in Math and Science and an overall GPA of 2.75 or better.

*completes an interview with the Robert Noyce Scholarship Committee.

*pursue a STEM degree leading to teaching certification in 8-12 Physical Science or 8-12 Physics/Math or 8-12 Chemistry at UTPA.

*be willing to teach in a high-need school district in Texas.
Scholarship Amount: At least $10,000.00
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Junior or Senior
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Awards Given: 11-20
Length of Award: More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: GPA of 3.0 or better in Math and Science and an ov
Other Comments: While there isn't a clear residency requirement, you must e willing to teach a high-need district in TX and you'd need to be a student at UTPA in order to apply for the scholarship.  

Scholarship support up to cost of attendance (tuition/fees, room/board, books/supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses).

Noyce scholars will obtain their STEM degree plus teaching certification for FREE.

Paid summer internships and travel to science education conferences.

Scholars will be issued a laptop with Wi-Fi capability for educational  and teaching purposes.

Expectations of Noyce Scholars
Enroll fulltime (12 credit hours per semester) & complete a STEM degree leading to teaching certification in 8-12 Physical Science or 8-12 Physics/Mathematics or 8-12 Chemistry.

Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or better. Please see website for more details.

Be an active member of the UTPA-NSF scholars association.

Take the teaching certification exams(Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities and 8-12 Physical Science or 8-12 Physics/Math or 8-12 Chemistry) before completing degree

Render 2 years of teaching for every year of scholarship. (Teach service requirement must be completed within 8 years of obtaining the BS in Physical Science degree)

To be fully considered for the UTPA Robert Noyce Scholarship, you need to provide the following:

1. Completed Noyce Scholarship Application Form available at:
2. Resume
3. Copy of transcripts of records
4. Essay describing your goals (250 – 500 words) as a future science teacher
5. Three sealed letters of recommendation from your professional references

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Edgar Corpuz
Dept. of Physics & Geology, The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg,, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 665-2153
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