Future STEM Teachers In South Texas F(ST)2

Application Being Accepted for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship


F(ST)2 is a project designed to increase the number of secondary education teachers in the STEM disciplines in high need schools, and the project now accepts applications for Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria


1. Must be a junior or senior majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics, or Biology

2. Must meet the admission requirements of the TAMUK Educator Preparation Program (Teacher Certificate)

3. Must meet a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale

4. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident






      

Required Documents to Submit an Application


1. A complete Noyce Scholarship Application form

2. A Curriculum Vitae(CV): A CV will include the information of Name and Contact Information, Areas of Academic Interest, Education Grants, Honors and Awards, Publications and Presentations, Employment and Experience, Scholarly or Professional Memberships, and References.

3. A 2-page Essay describing the applicant's interests in STEM education in high-need schools

4. Two Recommendation Letters(at least one must be an academic or professional reference)

5. Transcripts from all universities or colleges attended

F(ST)2 Program


1. Noyce scholars will receive $15,000 per year for junior and senior years to complete their bachelor's degree with teacher certificate.

2. Noyce scholars will receive $3,000 during their first year of teaching.

3. Noyce scholars must be committed to teaching for two years in a high need school for every year the scholarship is received.

3. Noyce scholars will be recommended to attend the paid summer intern at their freshman and sophomore years.

Selection Process


1. Student candidates must complete an Noyce Scholarship Application and submit the application along with a Curriculum Vitae, a 2-page Essay describing the applicant's interests in STEM education in high-need schools, two Recommendation Letters, and unofficial transcripts from all universities or colleges attended.

2. The Advisory Scholarship committee will evaluate all applications taking into information provided.

3. Each applicant will be interviewed by the Advisory Scholarship committee.

4. Noyce scholars will be selected.

5. The selected scholars will sign an contract to agree to uphold their academic standing, participation requirements within the F(ST)2 program, teaching commitment obligation, and reporting requirements necessary for future tracking.

Expections from TAMUK Noyce Scholars


1. Complete (or have completed) an undergraduate degree in a STEM major.

2. Complete all requirements for state teaching certification and begin teaching.

3. Sign an agreement that you understand your responsibilities as a TAMUK Noyce Scholar.

4. Fully participate in the TAMUK Noyce program.

5. Maintain a 3.0 GPA on all coursework completed while in receiving scholarship.

6. Upon graduation, complete an exit interview with TAMUK Noyce Program administrators.

7. Provide up-to-date contact information and teaching assignment verification during your teaching indicating that you are employed as a science or mathematics teacher in a high-need public school.

Contact Information


Dr. Young Lee - young.lee@tamuk.edu