These scholarships to the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program are intended for students receiving Bachelor's degrees in three high-needs STEM fields:
Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. These will be one-year scholarships covering
tuition, fees, and some living expenses. Students that are double majoring in two
of the targeted subject areas will be given preference for the scholarships.
Students who receive one of these Noyce scholarships are required to teach for two years at a high needs school after completing their MAT degree.
The goal of the Noyce program is to recruit high-performing STEM students into the teaching profession. With the Noyce program, we are specifically targeting students who are not already enrolled in a teacher education program at ETSU.
Students must be U.S. Citizens or Nationals, or Permanent Residents, to receive a Noyce scholarship. To be awarded a Noyce scholarship, students must have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2, and a minimum GPA in their major of 3.0.
For more information about the ETSU Masters of Arts in Teaching program, click here.
If you haven't already discussed the MAT program with the Director of the MAT program, contact them as soon as possible via email@example.com to discuss the requirements for the MAT program. In your email, include your major, your year in school, and dates and times you would be available to meet with the Director about the MAT program. Meeting with the Director early in the MAT application process will make the process go more smoothly and will help you better plan your schedule. If you have specific questions about the Noyce program, contact the Director of the Noyce program, Dr. Beverly Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Before being awarded a Noyce scholarship to the MAT program, students must pass the required Praxis II exam for their subject area. To learn more about the Praxis II exam, click here. Passing this exam is a requirement for admission into the MAT program. In addition to passing this exam, finalists for the Noyce scholarship will be invited for an interview, and will need to pass a background check before the scholarship is awarded.
The 2023 deadline for applications for Noyce scholarships is March 1, 2023. The
application form is available here.
We encourage students interested in the Noyce scholarship to consider the ETSU Accelerated-Bachelor's-to-Masters program, however, this is not a requirement for the Noyce scholarship. Contact the Director of the MAT program well in advance at email@example.com if you are considering the ABM program as a prequel for the MAT program. In the ABM program, students can take some of the required MAT courses in their last year as an undergraduate, before officially entering the MAT program.
Note: In addition to Noyce Scholarships, there are other forms of financial assistance
available for students enrolled in the MAT program. These include Tuition Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships and other scholarships. Candidates for the Noyce Scholarship should apply for these as well. Other scholarships
for graduate students (especially note the Quillen Scholarship) are listed here. Contact the Director of the MAT program for more information about these options.
If you are a chemistry major, there are also scholarships available through the ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship program. Note also: science/math teachers at high needs schools are eligible for up to
$17,500 loan forgiveness for federal student loans.
Note that students cannot have both a Noyce scholarship and a regular Graduate Assistantship
at the same time. Students who are offered both will need to select one or the other.
For students who have been awarded a Noyce scholarship, a copy of the Scholarship Agreement/Promissory Note is available here. Note that in accepting a Noyce scholarship, you are committing to two years of teaching at a high needs school. If you do not complete this teaching requirement, you are required to pay the U.S. government back the entire cost of the scholarship (including both the tuition and the stipend). Before you sign this form to accept the scholarship, read it carefully.