Noyce U-STEM Scholarships
Opportunities and Application Process
In recognition of the critical correlation between teacher quality, including mastery of content knowledge and student achievement, the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, named for a pioneer of semiconductor development and founder of the semiconductor industry, seeks to encourage talented mathematics, science, and engineering students to pursue teaching careers. Noyce grants to institutions of higher education provide funds for scholarships for STEM students who commit to teaching in low-income or a high-need local education agency after completing their degrees.
Highly qualified Metropolitan State University of Denver STEM majors that designate the Secondary Teaching Emphasis for their respective majors will be able to apply for U-STEM Scholarships. Scholarships cover a majority of the personal expense incurred with college attendance during student teaching residency. The amount of the Scholarship ranges from $5,000 to $8,000 per semester, for a maximum of four semesters (equivalent to two academic years of full time enrollment). Each semester of support after the first semester is dependent on the Recipient maintaining good academic progress (minimum 2.75 GPA) and requirements of the U-STEM program.
As a requirement of receiving funds, All Noyce Scholars agree upon graduating from MSU Denver, and completing the MSU Denver Secondary Professional Teacher Education Program, to teach in a low-income or high-need local educational agency for a minimum duration of one year for each semester of Scholarship funds received.
Subsequently, the MSU Denver Noyce U-STEM Scholarship will be considered a loan that must be repaid according to the terms of the Scholarship Agreement and Promissory Note if the Recipient fails to satisfy the requirements of the program for which the Scholarship was awarded.
Scholarship Applications for Fall Semester 2018
Application Available Soon!
Please meet with a U-STEM program advisor for full details on the scholarship obligations and application process.
New applicants, and previous Scholarship recipients, should plan to reapply each semester for consideration to receive scholarship funds. The application process is competitive. Applicants who demonstrate teaching or instructional experiences in their application will be given additional consideration. The advisors listed below are able to provide a list of experiential instructional opportunities for those considering submitting an application (i.e. Learning Assistants, Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, or Field Experiences).
Noyce U-STEM Advisors
- Philip Bernhardt, Ed.D, Secondary/K-12 Education & Instructional Technology
- Brooke Evans, Ph.D., Mathematical & Computer Sciences
- Janelle Johnson, Ph.D., Secondary Education - STEM Teaching and Learning
- Mark Koester, Ph.D., Mathematical & Computer Sciences
- Hsiu-Ping Liu, Ph.D., Biology, Director - Center for Advanced STEM Education
- Jeff Loats, Ph.D., Physics
Application will be online shortly.
If you have questions about whether you qualify for the scholarship or about applying, please contact Janelle Johnson, Ph.D.