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The Hunter College Noyce Science Scholars Program

The Hunter College Noyce Science Scholars Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides tuition scholarships for up to three years to support talented Hunter College students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Geology/Environmental Studies or Physics who would like to become middle or high school science teachers. Noyce Science Scholars enter Hunter's Adolecent Education BA/MA program in their science 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 Science Scholars will have completed their bachelor's degree in their science major and earned an education master's degree that leads to professional certification in teaching science in grades 7-12th. As a requirement to receive the scholarship, Noyce Science Scholars must agree to teach a minimum of two 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 Science Scholar

  • Up to three years of full tuition scholarship support at Hunter College
  • A paid summer internship working with adolescents and science related activities
  • Opportunity to learn educational robotics and lead programs for middle and high school students
  • Academic tutoring
  • Individual advisement
  • Overnight trips to Black Rock Forest
  • Career counseling/placement
  • Ongoing professional developement wortkshops on incorporating technology into the science classroom
  • Mentoring support in students' first year of teaching

The Bronx Community College Noyce Science Associates Program

The Bronx Community College (BCC) Noyce Science Associates Program provides opportunities for BCC students who are interested in science to explore the Science Teaching Profession. The BCC Noyce Science Associates Program is part of the larger program at Hunter College and funded by the National Science Foundation. The goals of the BCC Noyce Science Associates Program are to identify qualified BCC students who excel in science and may be interested in teaching middle school or high schoolscience and provide a seamless transition to Hunter College's science education programs.

Benefits of Being a Bronx Community College Noyce Associate

  • Participation in the Hunter College Noyce Science Scholars Program's
    Professional Development sessions where Associates will learn about
    various technologies to teach science including robotics, iPad apps for
    science teaching and other fun technologies
  • A paid summer internship during the summer of 2017 engaging with
    adolescents in science-related activities
  • A Hunter Noyce Science Scholar (a Hunter science major) Peer Mentor who
    will help BCC Associates become familiar with Hunter College and its
    science programs
  • Participation in all Hunter Noyce events such as trips to Black Rock Forest,
    conferences, etc.
  • Individualized assistance in applying to Hunter College as a transfer student
    Once enrolled in Hunter College, Associates can apply to one of Hunter's BA/MA
    programs in teaching Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics. Upon
    acceptance, BCC Science Associates become Hunter Noyce Science Scholars and
    receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition for up to three years ($30,000) at
    Hunter College along with other supports.

For further questions, please contact Professor Jeanne Weiler, Director and P.I of the Hunter College Noyce Scholars program at or Professor Dennis Robbins, co-P.I at

The Hunter Noyce Scholars program is funded through a grant (award no. 1540780) from the National Science Foundation to support talented science majors who wish to pursue teacher certification in teaching high school science in high needs schools. The grant also provides support to science majors who previously may not have considered becoming a teacher.

Science Inquiry Workshop


June 20th - 23rd


Hunter College

Noyce News


July 20-22, 2016


Washington, DC