The University of Arizona

Noyce Scholarship

Background

The University of AZ Mathematics Department was awarded a Robert Noyce Award from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of mathematics teachers graduating from the Secondary Mathematics Education Program (SMEP). 

The overall goals of the AZ Noyce MaTh Program are:  (1) To promote secondary mathematics teaching as a viable and engaging career choice for talented undergraduate students in mathematics, and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields; (2) To recruit undergraduate students into the STEM teacher pipeline, with an emphasis on academic merit, and to increase the number of SMEP graduates in the Department of Mathematics; (3) To create a sustainable recruitment program for future mathematics teachers that includes significant and substantial experiences to work with middle and high school students; and (4) To enhance our Secondary Mathematics Education Program to prepare future mathematics teachers for excellence in teaching and working with ethnically and linguistically diverse students—in AZ and nationwide.

 

Application Information

Eligibility: Undergraduate Mathematics Majors in the Secondary Mathematics Education Program in the junior and senior years. The Noyce Scholars must commit to teaching for 2 years in a high-needs school district for each year of scholarship support.
Frequency: Annual
Amount: $10,000
Application Period: Spring

Noyce Scholarships for $10,000 are provided for undergraduate Mathematics Majors in the Secondary Mathematics Education Program in the junior and senior years.  The AZ Noyce MaTh program focuses on the recruitment, development and support of mathematics majors in order to address the critical need for highly effective teachers in high-needs schools.  The Noyce Scholars must commit to teaching for 2 years in a high-needs school district for each year of scholarship support. This application requires a personal statement and two letters of recommendation.  Send application to TeachMath@math.arizona.edu.

 

Persons writing the letters of recommendation must send the letters directly to TeachMath@math.arizona.edu.

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