The Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program offers several starting points for pursuing teacher licensure. Students can apply for 3 rd/4 th year scholarships or 4 th/5 th year scholarships. Yearly cohorts of five students will be selected for the undergraduate scholarship (selection each spring 2013, 2014, and 2015). 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.
To be eligible for Noyce Scholarships, undergraduates will need to:
- Be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
- Have declared a major in a STEM discipline and be on track to complete this degree by the end of the two-year scholarship (fourth and fifth years).
- Have completed a significant portion of the Xavier University core curriculum.
- Commit to taking courses full-time, including summers if needed, to complete STEM teaching licensure requirements during their fourth or fifth year.
- Commit to teaching for four years in a high-need local education agency upon completing licensure requirements.
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:
- Application Form
- Academic Transcripts (must have a minimum 3.0 GPA)
- A plan for completing licensure requirements during the year(s) they hold the scholarship or stipend (a transcript review is required)
- An essay