Scholarship and Stipend Pathways

Current undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field and STEM degree holders are eligible to apply for Noyce scholarship. Below you will find the detailed description of the pathways available for undergraduate students and STEM degree holders. 

Pathway 1: Double Major Pathway for Undergraduate STEM Majors

Pathway 1 is for undergraduate STEM majors who commit to becoming a Noyce Scholar during their freshman or sophomore year and pursue a double major in a STEM content discipline and in secondary (Grade 7-12) science or mathematics education. Although they are expected to apply and commit to becoming a Noyce scholar during their freshman and/or sophomore year, Pathway 1 students will receive Noyce funding during their junior and senior years (last 2 years) and will obtain their teaching licenses upon completing the senior year.

The Urban Cohort experience is integrated into Pathway 1 candidates’ undergraduate teacher education curriculum. Applicants will review the plan of study for the STEM discipline area they are interested in with Dr. Nazan Bautista (nubautista@miamioh.edu) at the time of their application. You can also review the plans of study.

Who are encouraged to apply to Pathway 1?

Undergraduates majoring in a STEM field (Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) at Miami.  Pathway 1 applicants must be in their freshman or sophomore year in their STEM degree program (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts). Applicants who have a minimum of 3.0 overall g.p.a. and have earned a C or better grade in required STEM content courses will be given a priority.

What are the requirements?

  • Pathway 1 applicants must be majoring in one of the STEM fields.
  • Pathway 1 Noyce scholars must obtain both a STEM degree (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts) and a science/mathematics teacher education degree (Bachelor of Science) upon graduation.
  • Pathway 1 applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens (green card holders).
  • Pathway 1 applicants must commit to teach for 4 years in a high-needs district upon successful completion of their double major programs.

What do MU-Noyce scholars receive?

  • Pathway 1 Noyce scholars will receive a $19,500 per year tuition support during their junior and senior years to successfully complete their double majors.
  • Travel and accommodation support to attend Noyce conferences across the U.S.
  • Participate in professional development seminars and workshops with mentor teachers in the high needs schools.
  • Become familiar with the unique needs of the high needs communities and schools that serve to these communities through participating in Urban Cohort’s immersion activities.

What are the commitments?

  • Upon graduation, Pathway 1 Noyce scholars will be obligated to serve 4 years in a high-needs school district.
  • Pathway 1 Noyce scholars must successfully complete both a STEM degree (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts) and a science/mathematics teacher education degree (Bachelor of Science) upon graduation. Scholars who decide to drop one of their majors will no longer be eligible to receive Noyce scholarship.
  • In addition to the requirements for their degree programs, Pathway 1 Noyce scholars must participate and successfully complete all required Urban Cohort course and activities. Urban Cohort requirements are already embedded in the curriculum for Pathway 1 scholars.

For more information, contact Dr. Nazan Bautista at nubautista@miamioh.edu or (513) 529 7208.

Pathway 2: Masters in Art of Teaching (MAT) Degree for STEM Graduates and STEM Professionals

Pathway 2 is for STEM professionals and recent STEM graduates to pursue a master’s degree (MAT) in secondary (Grade 7-12) science or mathematics education. As the Noyce scholars attend this 18-month long MAT program, they will receive a tuition support from the Miami University (first 4 months) and from Noyce (last 14 months).

Applicants will review the plan of study for the STEM discipline area they are interested in with Dr. Nazan Bautista (nubautista@miamioh.edu) at the time of their application. You can also review the plans of study.

Pathway 2 candidates’ Urban Cohort experience is integrated into the MAT curricula.

Who are encouraged to apply for Pathway 2?

Pathway 2 is for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline and are interested in entering the teaching profession. Senior level undergraduate students majoring in a STEM field and STEM professionals are encouraged to submit applications. Applicants who have a minimum of 3.0 overall g.p.a. and have earned a C or better grade in required STEM content courses will be given a priority.

What are the requirements?

  • Pathway 2 applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline at the time of the start of their Noyce program. In other words, seniors can apply to be a Pathway 2 Noyce scholar prior to receiving their bachelor’s degree. However, they must provide evidence of successful completion of their degree as the Noyce program begins.
  • Pathway 2 applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens (green card holders).
  • Pathway 2 applicants must commit to teach for 2 years in a high-needs district upon successful completion of their MAT programs.

What do MU-Noyce Scholars Receive?

  • Pathway 2 Noyce scholars will receive a $20,000 per year tuition support to complete their MAT program.
  • Travel and accommodation support to attend Noyce conferences across the U.S.
  • Participate in professional development seminars and workshops with mentor teachers in the high needs schools.
  • Become familiar with the unique needs of the high needs communities and schools that serve to these communities through participating in Urban Cohort’s immersion activities.

What are the commitments?

  • Upon graduation, Pathway 2 Noyce scholars will be obligated to serve 2 years in a high-needs school district.
  • In addition to the requirements for their degree programs, Pathway 2 Noyce scholars must participate and successfully complete all required Urban Cohort course and activities. Urban Cohort requirements are already embedded in the curriculum for Pathway 2 scholars.

For more information, contact Dr. Nazan Bautista at nubautista@miamioh.edu or (513) 529 7208.