The University of Colorado Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program strives to address the need for excellent high school and middle school educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program offers support to prospective teachers in the form of a generous scholarship, collaborative education research opportunities with university faculty, professional development and networking with past and present Scholars.
In exchange for this support, Noyce Scholars participate in classroom research with practicing teachers, participate in regular meetings, and upon certification work in a high-needs school district for two years for each year they receive the scholarship.
National Science Foundation
The Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF is an independent federal agency that focuses on promoting scientific progress through research grants and scholarships. An important aspect of progress is training tomorrow’s innovators, thus a large amount of its annual budget funds educational research. The Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship, first authorized by NSF in 2002, responds to the critical need for talented K-12 science and math teachers and together the two programs work toward a common goal.