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ISU Noyce Scholarship Program

The ISU Noyce Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Space Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technology & Engineering

Program Structure

Structure of the Noyce Program  Sophomore Year - Apply to the Noyce Summer Internship. Applications due January 31st.  June Teaching Internship - Help teach a summer STEM camp to middle school students, earn  college credit, and get paid $1560. July Apply for Scholarship - Apply for the Noyce Scholarship. Applications open June 1st and close July 15th. Junior Year Research Internship - Receive $10,000 Scholarship and Research Internship. Be mentored by faculty in your field for 10 hours/week and get paid $10/hour. Senior Year Student Teaching - Receive a $10,000 scholarship while you student teach, preferably in schools with high teacher attrition and/or more low-income students than the state average. Teach for Four Years - Noyce scholars are required to teach 4 years in schools with high teacher attrition rates and/or more low-income students than state average.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be a student at an IL community college or ISU who has not yet entered the junior year
  • Attend ISU for the junior and senior years and major in Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Earth & Space Education, Mathematics Education, Physics Education, or Technology & Engineering Education
  • Have a GPA sufficient for acceptance into your desired major
  • Be committed to teaching a STEM subject in a school that has high teacher attrition or a high percentage of low-income students
  • Have completed at least 75% of the credit hours attempted at the time of application for scholarship funds

How to Apply

Noyce Teaching Internship

For the teaching internship, interns help teach Discovery Academy, a 2-week STEM camp offered to middle schoolers in Bolingbrook/Romeoville, IL.

Online applications for the Noyce Teaching Internship will be accepted until January 31, 2018.

You will be asked to upload an unofficial transcript from your most recent academic semester and provide contact information for one professional reference (instructor, teacher, supervisor, etc.).

Scholarship Application

Applications for the scholarship are open from June 1 – July 15. Only applicants who have completed the Noyce Teaching Internship are eligible to apply. The application for the research internship and scholarship are one in the same; the internship is completed during the junior year.


Rebekka Darner, PhD Kara E. Baldwin
Director of the ISU Noyce Scholarship Program Noyce Graduate Assistant
2018-03-12T12:37:20.768-05:00 2018