MSUB's Noyce Scholars Program (NSP)
Noyce Scholarships at MSUB are generous annual and renewable awards of $17,300. They will be awarded to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students who are both qualified to enter MSUB's Teacher Education program and interested in a career teaching in one of Montana's tribal communities.
Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply as long as they are qualified to enter the Teacher Education program in the Fall of 2014. Typically, undergraduate students with four semesters of general studies and STEM credits will find themselves qualified, and those who have earned a STEM degree are qualified to enter the Teacher Education program as a graduate student. Specific information about eligibility can be gathered at MSUB's undergraduate advising site and graduate advising site.
For each year that the scholarship is awarded to a NSP Scholar, that scholar will reciprocate by serving for at least two years in a high-needs school in a Montana tribal community. Placement in schools will be arranged and monitored by the NSP staff. The scholar teachers in their new schools will be supported through on-site mentoring and NSP networking. If this reciprocal placement is not or cannot be met, NSP Scholar awards must be repaid.
Application for the scholarship award is open now and will remain open until the available scholarships are awarded. The awarding process will begin in the Spring of 2014.