The Hunter Noyce Scholars Program
The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides up to $20,000 in scholarship to support talented Hunter College students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Geology/Environmental Science, Mathematics or Physics who would like to become middle or high school mathematics or science teachers. Noyce Scholars enter the BA/MA program in their major, complete their major course requirements, and follow the 26 credit Hunter School of Education coursework that includes fieldwork and student teaching in New York City middle and high schools. Upon graduation, Noyce Scholars will have completed their bachelor's degree in their majors and earned a master's degree that leads to professional certification in teaching adolescent mathematics or science. As a requirement to receive the scholarship, Noyce Scholars must agree to teach two, three or four years in a high needs school district in the United States depending on the amount of the scholarship received.
Benefits of Being a Hunter Noyce Scholar
- Up to $20,000 in scholarship support
- A paid STEM (science, technology, ingeneering, mathematics) education or research experience
- Opportunity to learn educational robotics and lead programs for middle and high school students
- Academic Tutoring
- Individual advisement
- Overnight trips to Black Rock Forest
- Opportunities to work/socialize with other Hunter College STEM students and CUNY Noyce Scholars
- Professional Development Seminars
- Career Counseling/Placement
- Mentoring support in students' first year of teaching
- Paid Summer Internships are available for Freshmen and Sophomores to explore a career in teaching middle or high school mathematics or science.
The Hunter Noyce Scholars program is funded through a grant (award no. 0833134) from the National Science Foundation to support talented STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors who wish to pursue teacher certification in teaching high school math or science in high needs schools. The grant also provides support to STEM majors who previously may not have considered becoming a teacher.