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Scholarships for Juniors/Seniors/Graduate Students

Junior/Senior/Graduate Student Scholarship Online Application

Scholarship awards of $18,000 per year for up to two years for juniors and seniors, or $20,000 for graduate students. After being accepted into the program, students are required to complete a semester-long internship experience in a public school.

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Junior/Senior Applicants

Juniors or seniors currently completing a baccalaureate mathematics degree are eligible to apply for the full National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarships. The award amounts to $18,000 per year for up to two years. After being accepted into the program, students are required to complete a semester-long internship experience in a public school.

Junior/Senior Applicants must:
  • Possess a cumulative 2.75 GPA.
  • Meet all of the requirements for admission to the teacher education professional program
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student during each academic year for which the award is received
  • Meet stated deadlines for application submission
Junior/Senior Obligations:
  • Complete the Secondary Education Program Requirements
  • Sign a contract acknowledging that they understand the obligations and agree to repay K-State a pro-rated amount based on the extent to which they fail to meet their obligation.
  • Once placed in a high need school, Noyce Scholars will be responsible for annually requesting a letter from the school principal certifying completion of that year’s contract in the school.
  • Teach math for two years in a high need school for each awarded scholarship year. Recipient has eight years to fulfill this commitment.
Junior/Senior Application and Selection Process:
  • Complete online scholarship application
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions that you have attended or permission to access academic records through KSIS
  • Statement of interest in teaching math in a high-need school
  • Three names of references
  • Application Deadlines and Award Announcements:
    • Applications must be submitted online by April 1st or November 1st for juniors/seniors
    • Noyce Scholarship awards will be announced prior to the start date of the subsequent academic semester
  • Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee that includes representatives from the Department of Mathematics and Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
  • The selection committee will recommend applicants to be interviewed by the leadership team (PI and Co-PIs)
  • Final selection will be made by the leadership team and will be based on:
    • Academic performance (grade point average in the targeted discipline as well as in all college work completed)
    • Intellectual potential (as evidenced by references and interview)
    • Teaching potential (as evidenced by references and interview)
    • Commitment to serving in a high need district (as evidenced in the statement of interest and interview)
    • Preference will be given to applicants from populations underrepresented in mathematics

Graduate Student Applicants

Graduate students will be part of the College of Education's Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate program or Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT), which is open to most academic majors. It gives graduate students a way to become a certified teacher, without going back and completing another undergraduate degree. Students must be enrolled, at minimum, for a semester-long internship experience in the public schools. Graduate students can receive a maximum of one year scholarship. Amount: $20,000 per year.

Graduate Student Applicants Must:
  • Possess have a cumulative 2.75 GPA
  • Cannot already be a certified teacher
  • Meet all of the requirements for admission to the graduate certificate program or Masters of Arts in Teaching (with a degree in math or an equivalent degree)
  • Be eligible to apply for the Noyce Scholarship, at minimum, one semester prior to the semester in which the internship will occur.
  • Must be participants in the graduate certificate program or Masters of Arts in Teaching during each semester for which the award is received
  • Meet stated deadlines for application submission
Graduate Student Obligations:
  • Complete the Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate curriculum or Masters of Arts in Teaching program
  • Sign a contract acknowledging that they understand the obligations and agree to repay K-State a pro-rated amount based on the extent to which they fail to meet their obligation.
  • Once placed in a high need school, Noyce Scholars will be responsible for annually requesting a letter from the school principal certifying completion of that year’s contract in the school.
  • Teach two years in a high need school for each awarded scholarship year. Recipient has eight years to fulfill this commitment.
Graduate Student Application and Selection Process:
  • Complete online scholarship application
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions that you have attended or permission to access the information from KSIS
  • Statement of interest in teaching math in a high-need school
  • Three names of references
  • Application Deadlines and Award Announcements:
    • Applications must be submitted online by April 1st or November 1st prior to the semester starting the scholarship
    • Noyce Scholarship awards will be announced prior to the start date of the subsequent academic semester
  • Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee that includes representatives from the Department of Mathematics and Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
  • The selection committee will recommend applicants to be interviewed by the leadership team (PI and Co-PIs)
  • Final selection will be made by the leadership team and will be based on:
    • Academic performance (grade point average in the targeted discipline as well as in all college work completed)
    • Intellectual potential (as evidenced by references and interview)
    • Teaching potential (as evidenced by references and interview)
    • Commitment to serving in a high need district (as evidenced in the statement of interest and interview)
    • Preference will be given to applicants from populations underrepresented in mathematics