West Virginia University Robert Noyce Scholarship

The West Virginia University, with the support of the National Science Foundation, is pleased to announce the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program to support individuals with pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) degree and teaching certification through WVUteach to become science teachers in the secondary schools. The Robert Noyce Scholarship is a scholarship program that provides up to $14,500 per year to junior and senior students participating in the WVUteach program at West Virginia University. Students are required to teach for two years for each year of scholarship support.
E-mail any inquiries to Dr. John Stewart at jcstewart1@mail.wvu.edu.

Applying for the Scholarship

To apply for the scholarship

  1. Complete the application form available here (Current Student Application).
  2. Include a two-page description of your motivation to teach and how the scholarship will help you to reach your goals.
  3. Read the scholarship agreement available at Agreement. If the scholarship is funded you will be required to fill out and sign the agreement before any money can be dispensed.
  4. Complete and print out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) report. The scholarship is not need based, but we would like to give it to the students who would be helped the most.
  5. Return the application form to Amanda Backus at the WVUteach house.
  6. While applications are considered year-round, those submitted before May 15th will receive first consideration.

Responsibilities of Noyce Scholars

Individuals who accept Noyce Scholarships agree to the following responsibilities.

  • Involvement in activities that are a part of the Noyce Scholarship Program
  • Two years of service in a high-need public school as a mathematics or science teacher for each year of support received
  • Provision of annual certification of employment, up-to-date contact information, and participation in surveys provided by program and data collection of the program.
  • Academically progressing toward a STEM degree
  • Academically progressing through the WVUteach class sequence
High-need schools are defined as 50% free and reduced lunch price, 34% or more of teachers teaching out of field, or attrition rate for teachers of 15% or more over last three years.

Additional Requirements

Noyce scholars are expected to be fully engaged with their content department and in the WVUteach students' organization.


Scholarship Criteria

Successful applicants for the Noyce Scholarship will be selected using the following criteria:

  • Academic merit as evidenced by transcripts and support of the student's academic adviser.
  • Support by the WVUteach Master Teachers of the applicant's potential for and commitment to teaching.
  • Potential to engage underrepresented communities in science as evidenced by background and experiences.
  • Financial need as indicated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Contact Us

E-mail any inquiries to Dr. John Stewart at jcstewart1@mail.wvu.edu.



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The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program is supported by the National Science Foundation.