Penn State Harrisburg NSF Noyce Scholarship Program

Interested in becoming a Secondary Mathematics teacher and want to make a difference?

The Penn State Harrisburg NSF Noyce Scholarship is a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program that seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become grades 7-12 mathematics teachers in high-needs school districts. At Penn State Harrisburg, the scholarships are awarded to undergraduates pursuing a B.A. in Mathematics with a Secondary Certification Option (beginning Fall 2023), and post-baccalaureate candidates who have a strong mathematics background (beginning Fall 2023). 

Scholarship recipients are required to complete two years of teaching math in a high-needs school district anywhere in the United States for each year of support received. The teaching commitment must be completed within eight years after graduation (undergraduates) or within four years after completing the certification program (post-baccalaureates). 

Who is eligible?

  • Undergraduate sophomores eligible to pursue the B. A. in Mathematics with Secondary Education Option degree program. 
  • Post-Baccalaureate candidates who have a degree in a non-education science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline and able to complete the certification within one-year of the award. 
  • Meet citizenship requirements of the National Science Foundation (U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, aliens admitted as refugees, or aliens with lawful permanent residence).
  • Have a minimum overall and content major GPA of 3.0.

What does it provide?

  • Financial Assistance:
    • Undergraduates: Up to $15,000 in financial assistance per academic year for up to two years (after committing to teach in a high-need school district in the United States for two years per year of aid received).
    • Post-baccalaureates: Up to $20,000 in financial assistance for one year (after committing to teaching in a high-need school district in the United States for two years).
  • Educational Opportunities:
    Workshops and conferences will be available to enhance the Noyce Scholars’ knowledge of culturally responsive practices, mathematical modeling, the use of emerging technologies, and translanguaging practices. 
  • Immersion Experience:
    Noyce Scholars will complete an immersive, one-year residency experience in one of the Partner School Districts: Central Dauphin, Harrisburg, Middletown Area, Steelton-Highspire, and Susquehanna Township.
  • Mentorship Program:
    Noyce Scholars will be paired with local teachers from high-need school districts who will serve as mentors. Noyce Scholars will also work with teachers who have completed the Penn State Harrisburg Mathematics Coaching program, who will serve as external mentors. These mentoring relationships will continue into the Scholars’ early years of teaching.

How do I apply?

The Penn State Harrisburg Noyce Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is now accepting applications for the undergraduate scholarships and post-baccalaureate stipend to be awarded in Fall 2023 for the 2023-24 academic year. Completion of this application does not guarantee a scholarship.

Apply for NSF Noyce Scholarship Program

For more information, contact:
Dr. Reuben Asempapa
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
[email protected]
National Science Foundation Project #2151091