The Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program offers several starting points for pursuing teacher licensure.
STEM degree holders or those in their senior year can apply for a one year graduate stipend (summer, fall & spring terms). Two graduate stipends will be awarded each spring for the following summer/fall (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016). This flexibility allows students who choose to pursue licensure multiple pathways into the Noyce program.
The scholarship funds $20,000 per year of tuition and can include up to $5,000 of summer tuition. Noyce Scholars are required to commit to two years of teaching in a high-need district for each year of scholarship. The scholars will also commit to twenty additional hours of service fieldwork in the community. Those who commit to teaching in high-need districts are also eligible for the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program (up to $17,500 loan cancellation after five consecutive years at low-income schools) and TEACH grants ($4,000/year up to four years for each year of service at a low-income school).
Current students interested in the scholarship are strongly encouraged to take EDMS 131 ? Professional Education and Field Experiences.
Selection will take place during the spring semester, allowing students to begin receiving scholarships for the summer or fall. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit and for potential success as teachers in high-needs schools. Consideration will be given to financial need and with the goal of achieving diversity in the program, particularly of minorities, persons with disabilities and genders underrepresented in STEM teaching. A selection committee will evaluate the applications, conduct interviews and select recipients.
Applicants to the scholarship program are asked to submit:
- Be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
- Hold a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in science, mathematics or engineering.
- Be accepted or in the process of being accepted into Xavier's graduate program in education, seeking adolescent to young adult (AYA) licensure in mathematics or science.
- Have a minimum of 30 credit hours remaining before they complete licensure requirements.
- Commit to taking courses full-time to complete licensure requirements.
- Commit to teaching for two years in a high-need local education agengy upon completing licensure requirements.
- Academic Transcripts (must have a minimum 3.0 GPA)
- For STEM degree-holders, Miller Analogies Test or GRE results (50th percentile or higher).
- A plan for completing licensure requirements during the year(s) they hold the scholarship or stipend (a transcript review is required)
- An essay