In accordance with Xavier's Jesuit Heritage, the Xavier Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to support service oriented STEM students who seek to make a difference.  The Noyce Program will help these service oriented students foster and shape their passion for service and teaching, prepare them through a highly relevant teacher-licensure program to serve in high-needs districts, and provide them multiple opportunities and significant financial support to commit to teaching.

The Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program offers several starting points for pursuing teacher licensure. Students can apply for 3 rd/4 th year scholarships, 4 th/5 th year scholarships, or those in their senior year (or beyond) can apply for a one year graduate stipend (summer, fall & spring terms). 

Yearly cohorts of five students will be selected for the undergraduate scholarship (selection each spring 2013, 2014, and 2015). 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 $5000 of summer tuition. This funding covers 64% of tuition (2012/2013) for undergraduates, or 44% of the cost of attendance for on-campus students.  The graduate stipend provides 100% of tuition (30 credit hours, $15,900) plus living expenses. 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 ($4000/year up to four years for each year of service at a low-income school). 

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.  

For information about additional funding for teachers visit:

For a list of eligible schools (list is NOT comprehensive, always double check with the school or district) visit:
Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory