The EWU Robert Noyce scholarship is for students earning a BS or BA in a STEM field and a BAE in their last 2 years of the program. $10,000 is available for the first year and $16,000 is available for the second.
The goal of the project is to recruit highly qualified and diverse STEM students to teach in regional high needs schools for their classroom experience. The grant personnel will work closely with students and their mentor teachers to achieve these goals.
Funding is provided up front but is contingent upon 2 years of employment in a school with over 50% free or reduced lunch for every year of funding received. Failure to meet the requirement will result in a default of the loan. Consequently students must complete a FAP at the time of application.
To qualify for the grant, students must be in the last two years of a program that will culminate in a BS or BA and a BAE in one of the STEM endorsed fields. (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics). Students also must have 3 letters of reference and complete an application that includes an essay describing their interest in teaching children. Selection will be dependent upon a set of criteria that includes need, under-representation, academic achievement, and interest in working with children in high-needs schools.
2017-18 EWU Noyce Scholars
CSTEM Dean David Bowman and Associate Dean Leslie Cornick meet with Noyce Scholars at the Fall 2017 Reception.
Drake Haren earned his BA in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Biology Education
Callie Mettie graduated with a degree in Mathematics and endorsed in Secondary Mathematics.
Luci LaChance is finishing her BA in Biology and her BAE in Secondary Biology Education in the Winter of 2018.
Jeremiah is working on his BA in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Biology.
Acecia Carr is earning a BA in Chemistry/Biochemistry with a minor in Physics, and earning her BAE in Chemistry.
Ian Lynch is earning a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Secondary Mathematics Education. He transferred to EWU from our partner, Spokane Falls Community College.
Danielle has already earned her undergraduate and graduate Biology degrees and is working on her BAE in Secondary Biology education.
Chase is working on his BA in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Biology Education.
I am a non-traditional student pursuing a BS in Biology and a BAE in secondary education. My tentative graduation date will be Fall 2019. I have worked in the service industry for almost 20 years as a server to a general manager of a winery. I have a little Yorkie/Shih Tzu named Gizmo who loves to help me study. I love to do sudoku puzzles, read, salsa dance and volunteer at my church, Unity Spiritual Center. The support from my family, friends and educators have helped to push me to achieve my goal of graduation.
Ivy is earning her BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, as well as a BAE in Secondary Biology. She is set to graduate in the spring of 2020.
I'm a biology and secondary biology education double major with a minor in chemistry. I will be graduating in the spring of 2020, and after graduation I hope to get a job in a high school teaching biology or chemistry. Aside from being a full time student I am also a high school baseball coach, a professional photographer, and a marathon runner.
I am graduating in 2020 with a BAE in secondary education and a BA in chemistry with a minor in special education. I love my daughter more than anything in the world. I enjoy spending time outdoors on hikes as well as cozy days inside watching movies and playing games.
I enjoy hiking, longboarding and playing video games with friends. I love Brazilian food and I even speak Portuguese. I will be graduating in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Geology and in Earth & Space Education.
I'm currently a junior and pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Bachelor of Arts in Education in Earth and Space Science. I absolutely love being in nature and studying everything it has to offer. I often hike around Washington's many trails and mountains, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. I hope to graduate by 2020 and begin to bring the outdoors into the classroom.