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Noyce Scholarship

The Noyce Scholarship program supports juniors and seniors in good academic standing at Boise State University to continue to make progress toward a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. The mission of the Noyce Scholarship program is to increase the supply of well-trained K-12 STEM educators. Support for the program is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and administered by the College of Education with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering on campus.

The scholarship includes a stipend of $5,000 per semester, used toward tuition and other eligible student fees and expenses. Renewal of the scholarship is possible if students continue making good academic progress. There is a competitive re-application process each year for students wishing to renew. Students are eligible for up to 4 semesters of support total. Scholarship recipients must commit to teaching in K-12 schools following graduation, with a requirement of teaching for one year for each semester of tuition support received.

For questions about the Noyce Scholarship program, contact Jan Smith, program director, at noycescholars@boisestate.edu or (208) 949-4877.

APPLICATION DUE DATE

CHECK BACK IN SPRING 2019

Financial Information

The Boise State Financial Aid and Scholarships office disburses scholarship funds to student accounts prior to the first week of each semester. For students with Idaho resident status, a total of up to $5,000 per semester will be provided to the student to offset the expenses of tuition, fees, books, or other related expenses; this is considered taxable income and therefore subject to state and federal taxation. For students with non-resident status, the entirety of the $5,000 scholarship will be used to offset tuition expenses.

Note: Scholarship recipients must commit to teaching in K-12 schools following graduation; They must teach for one year for each semester of tuition support received.

Selection Process

A committee of faculty from multiple disciplines conduct application reviews, chaired by the program director, who is a faculty member in the College of Education. The committee considers the following:
• The applicant’s overall GPA and academic preparation that is relevant to STEM education.
• The applicant’s plan for academic progress towards graduation.
• Personal interest and commitment to a career in STEM education.
• Prior experience in STEM education training, such as summer internships.

This scholarship offers preference to students in their senior year as well as students majoring in the physical sciences. Additional consideration will also be given to ensure representation from all STEM disciplines.

How to Apply

The 2018-19 application window closed, so check our website in Spring 2019 for 2019-20 application information.

Noyce Induction Support

With funding from the National Science Foundation, Boise State University is pleased to sponsor the Noyce Induction program for the 2017-18 academic year. This program is designed to support graduates from Boise State’s IDoTeach program who are currently teaching in a secondary STEM discipline in Idaho. The mission of the Noyce Induction Support program is to provide support to secondary STEM educators who wish to pursue additional endorsements and/or graduate studies in a STEM education focus program. Support for the program is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and administered by the College of Education with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering.

The scholarship includes a stipend of $1,000 per semester with a maximum of $3,000 per year, used toward tuition and other eligible student fees and expenses.

The following are requirements for eligibility:

  • Be a graduate of Boise State University’s IDoTeach program
  • Currently working as a secondary STEM educator in an Idaho school district
  • Be making progress towards an additional STEM endorsement or a STEM education certification or graduate degree program
  • Admitted into a STEM education focused graduate or certificate program

The scholarship holds a requirement of currently teaching in a formal secondary STEM education setting. Renewal of the scholarship is possible if students continue making good academic progress.

Please check back in April 2019 for the application process or email the coordinator: 

Tatia Totorica, EdD
Boise State University
(208) 867-6736
tatiatotorica@boisestate.edu