NSF Robert Noyce Mathematics and Science Scholarship Program at UCSD

The Noyce Scholarship Program is not accepting applications at this time.

The University of California San Diego Noyce Program enhances secondary mathematics and science teaching in San Diego County public K–12 schools and beyond both through scholarship support and collaborative partnerships with area teachers and schools. The program focuses on preparing students to teach in high-needs school districts within a collaborative community.

The program’s teacher scholarship provides 1–2 years of direct financial support for aspiring secondary STEM teachers enrolled in the teacher education program at UCSD. Additional Noyce program activities such as student ambassadorships, transfer student experience internships, Teachers For Change, and the Noyce Teacher online community connect students with area teachers and schools and provide peer and mentorship support.

Read more about the program at the Noyce Blog

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program


The University of California San Diego Education Studies Noyce Scholarship Program enhances secondary mathematics and science teaching in San Diego County public K-12 schools and beyond. The program recruits high achieving STEM majors from the UCSD undergraduate degrees of mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geoscience, and management sciences. Up to 16 scholarships will be awarded each year. The scholarship program is embedded within UCSD's CalTeach program.

Activities focus on three areas: recruitment, support and retention. This program seeks to recruit the best and the brightest from our STEM majors. Once in the program you will be nurtured within a close cohort based experience as you learn the art and science of teaching. All CalTeach participants engage in extensive K-12 classroom experiences under the mentorship of outstanding veteran teachers. Once our scholars graduate and take charge of their own classrooms, they return to the CalTeach program as mentors and advisors for our new participants.

National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NSF 0934223)

Scholarship Information

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school district.

Selection Criteria

To apply for the program you must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled at the University of California San Diego.
  • Majoring in, or have majored in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (i.e. STEM majors). One could be majoring in, or have majored in, any major in one of the Engineering Departments, the Mathematics Department, the Physics Department, the Chemistry-Biochemistry Department, or the Biology Department or be majoring in, or have majored in Earth Sciences or Environmental Systems.
  • Selected an academic major that will serve as a teaching specialization in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geoscience, Earth Science, or Mathematics. If selected you need to have completed subject matter requirements prior to receiving the scholarship.
  • Enrolled in UCSD CalTeach SMI minor; Minor in Mathematics Education or Minor in Science Education
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Senior undergraduate student or graduate student standing


  • Awardees must pursue an academic major in a STEM field as described above (biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or earth science) that will serve as their teaching specialization in grades 6 through 12.
  • Teach for a minimum of two years for each year of scholarship support in a “high-need” school or school district. Scholarship funds must be repaid if the Noyce Scholar does not complete the teaching requirement.
  • Attend full time and complete your bachelor’s degree by the end of one academic year (if you are in your senior year).
  • Completion of the UCSD Noyce Scholarship agreement.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • Have not previously been awarded a U.S. Department of Education TEACH Grant. If you have previously accepted a TEACH grant, you are not eligible to apply for the Noyce scholarship program. Conversely, Noyce scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive USDoEd TEACH grants.

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UCSD Department of Education Studies
Pepper Canyon Hall, Third Floor
9500 Gilman Dr. #0070
La Jolla, CA 92093-0070

Noyce Co-Principle Investigator
Christopher Halter, Ed.D.

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Sheila Keegan