What is the Noyce Scholarship?
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is an esteemed initiative at UMW, designed for students like you pursuing degrees in STEM or majoring in a STEM field while incorporating UMW’s expertise in teacher preparation. Graduates are primed to enter the classroom and secure career paths directly after commencement. This program supports and empowers aspiring educators, known affectionately as DISCOVER scholars, who envision making a lasting impact on the world through teaching. DISCOVER scholars signify the pursuit of Developing Identities in STEM to Cultivate Opportunities that Validate, Empower, and Retain.
As a junior, senior, or transfer student, you may apply for scholarships of $24,000 per year.
Why choose the Noyce Scholarship?
It’s more than a financial aid opportunity; it’s an invitation for you to join a vibrant community of passionate STEM educators. At its core, the Noyce Scholarship is a commitment to guiding and supporting you in the discovery of your unique identity as a STEM educator, instilling a profound sense of purpose in your noble profession of teaching. The program’s financial backing ensures that up to 18 scholars like you receive the essential support needed, alleviating your financial burdens and allowing you to dedicate your focus to education and personal growth. As a Noyce Scholar, you gain access to exclusive opportunities, such as participation in the Summer Enrichment Program with added stipend pay opportunities. These experiences enrich your educational journey, equipping you for a thriving and impactful career in teaching.
Commitment and beyond
Following a Noyce Scholarship, recipients commit to teaching in a high-need school district for two years per scholarship award year, totaling four years of dedicated service in your field of expertise and in communities where it matters most.
Are you ready to take the first step towards a rewarding career in STEM education?
Pursue the Noyce Scholarship at UMW and embark on a journey of knowledge, impact, and fulfillment.
Prospective students interested in applying to be a DISCOVER Scholar at UMW should start with an application for admission.
For current UMW students, Germanna students, and educational leaders (teachers, superintendents, counselors, etc.) interesting in learning more about the program, fill out this form.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2243276. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.