UTeach Natural Sciences would like to thank the National Science Foundation for this grant. We have now expended all funding (including promised funds for Fall 2019) and are no longer taking applications. Recipients must meet the service obligation. Details are below. Recipients may send questions to the Noyce Scholarship Coordinator.
Noyce funding comes in the form of a forgivable loan. For each semester of funding received, recipients agree to complete 2 semesters of service as a STEM teacher in a high-need local educational agency. Recipients are not required to teach in Texas.
A high-need local educational agency is defined as an agency (for example, a school district) that serves an elementary or secondary school located in an area which is characterized by at least one of the following:
Because populations fluctuate, there is no comprehensive, up-to-date list of high-need districts available. In general, school districts serving areas such as Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Manor, etc. meet the requirement; however, a number of smaller, rural areas do as well. Districts that are Title I eligible also meet the requirement.
Time Frame for Completion
Recipients also agree to:
Funding reverts to a loan that must be repaid if the recipient:
If any of these circumstances arise before the completion of one academic year of the teaching service commitment, the total amount of the funds received must be repaid. If the circumstance arises after the completion of one academic year of the teaching service commitment, the amount to be repaid is:
The Robert Noyce Scholarship (award ID 1557155) is funded by the National Science Foundation.