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.