CU Denver Noyce Scholarship

The CU Denver Noyce Scholarship Program promotes secondary teaching as a career for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Awarded to math or science majors or degree holders who plan to pursue a MA in Teaching with a Secondary Science or Math teaching license through the School of Education and Human Development, the Noyce Program aims to respond to the critical need for high quality STEM teachers by providing scholarships, research and teaching experiences, and professional development for talented students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Be working towards or have completed an undergraduate STEM degree (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, computer science, engineering) at CU Denver or other institution.
  2. Intend to complete the requirements of the secondary math or science teacher licensure program at the School of Education and Human Development within the allotted one year.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a teaching career in a high-need school district for at least two years following licensure. For more information, refer to the FAQs at https://clas.ucdenver.edu/noyce/.
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a teaching career in a high-need school district for at least two years following licensure. For more information, refer to the FAQs at https://clas.ucdenver.edu/noyce/.
  5. Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident at the time of application.
  6. Have a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  7. Demonstrate financial need by submitting a FAFSA
  8. Attend all meetings of the weekly STEMinar (specific schedule TBD).

Award
Up to $20,000
Scopes
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Education and Human Development
Deadline
03/13/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. In order to be eligible for the CU Denver Noyce Scholarship Program, you must demonstrate a commitment to pursue a teaching career in a high-need school district for at least two years following licensure. For more information, refer to the FAQs at the CU Denver Noyce Program Website.
  2. Please upload your unofficial transcript(s) from all of the colleges you have attended.
  3. Please submit the names and email addresses of two references.
  4. Please address the following questions. Your response for each question should be 1000 words or less. Please note, If you’ve already applied to the School of Education & Human Development, you’ll notice questions 1 and 2 overlap with the SEHD application. It is fine to submit the same response here that you submitted for SEHD. If you are applying as an undergraduate, we recommend saving your responses to these questions in a word document so you can revise them and resubmit when it is time to apply for SEHD.
    • CU Denver considers your prior experience with children and youth to be an important factor in admissions decisions. Please discuss your past and/or current experiences in working with children and youth (whether formal or informal) and how those experiences have come to influence your decision to become an urban teacher.
    • CU Denver looks for evidence of a candidate’s critical thinking skills, the ability to see issues from multiple perspectives, and the ability to present clear and concise ideas and analysis. Drawing on your personal life experience, please discuss the Guiding Questions below. (Questions can be found below the text box)
    • Describe a time you’ve failed at something. What did you learn from it?