What does STEM mean?
Who is eligible?
How do I apply?
During what year can I apply for the Noyce Scholarship?
How do I submit reference letters?
How will a Noyce scholarship affect my financial aid?
I am a transfer student. Should I send my transcript from my transfer school?
When will I find out if I was chosen to receive the scholarship?
What are some of the opportunities and experiences I’ll have as a Noyce Scholar?
What does “high needs” mean?
The term “high-needs district” is defined by the Federal Government for the purpose of this scholarship as a local educational agency that meets at least one of the following criteria:
-What this means practically is that, as of 2018, all school districts in the San Diego region, except Coronado and San Dieguito, meet this criteria. Further, once hired you will not be responsible to ensure that the district assigns you specifically to a school that meets any of these criteria.
Is there a list of schools that qualify?
No, however these resources can help you to identify high-needs districts:
Contact the Noyce Project Directors at email@example.com to confirm your district of interest qualifies, or for further clarification.
Will I be assigned a school or district to work in?
What if I cannot find a job in a high-needs school or decide to pursue another profession?
First and foremost, if you are actively seeking but having trouble finding a job in a high-needs district, please contact the Noyce Project Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to be supportive and work together to create a manageable solution. In the scenario that you cannot find a job, we will consider your circumstances and develop a mutually agreeable solution, such as providing a brief amnesty period for meeting your commitment.
If you do not accept a job in a high-needs district and have not contacted the Noyce Project Directors, your scholarship will be converted into a loan which you will pay back according to terms detailed in the agreement you signed prior to accepting the Noyce Scholarship.
How many years do I need to teach in a high-need school district?
Do I have to teach in San Diego / locally?
Am I only allowed to apply to high-needs districts?
How is CSUSM's Noyce Program different from other programs with the same name?
The CSUSM Robert Noyce Scholarship Program is one of many similar programs located at colleges and universities across the country, all with the same name. The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds each of these programs and all have the same goal of enhancing K-12 science and math education. However, the details of each program are determined to local faculty member who submits a proposal for NSF grant funding.
The CSUSM program has a focus to increase the number of undergraduate STEM students completing their CA Single Subject teaching credential at CSUSM. Features unique to the CSUSM program are the many early teaching opportunities, especially the LA Program, the STEM Service Learning Program, and the Math Circles we host.
Rong-Ji Chen is the Principal Investigator in charge of overseeing and administering the CSUSM grant.
Who is Robert Noyce?
Robert Noyce (1927-1990) was a co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor (1957) and Intel (1968). He co-invented the integrated circuit or silicon microchip, which revolutionized the computer industry and gave Silicon Valley its name. Robert Noyce’s legacy lives on with the Noyce Foundation. The goal of the Noyce Foundation is to improve the quality of public math and science education and inspire the next generation scientists and engineers. The Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship is funded through the National Science Foundation.
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I still have questions. Who should I contact for more information?
See the Contact Information page.