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 UCR Noyce Scholars Program:  Exclusively available to future science and mathematics teachers, the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at the University of California, Riverside, is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF); it supports UCR's vision and commitment to increase the number of highly qualified secondary school mathematics and science teachers in high-need schools.  The program is administered in partnership with the UCR ALPHA Center, the Science and Mathematics Initiative (SMI), the Graduate School of Education (GSOE), and local school districts including the Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD). 

The Noyce Scholars Program offers:

  • Scholarships of up to $15,000 awards towards payment of tuition and fees to earn a Single Subject Credential at the UCR Graduate School of Education. 
  • An annual budget of approximately $300 for each year of Noyce affiliation (including service-teaching years) for professional development activities and classroom supplies. 
  • Participation in professional development programs comprised of seminars, workshops, and advanced teaching opportunities.
  • Student-teaching experiences with qualified teachers in (but not limited to) partnering school districts.
  • Professional network supported by UCR faculty, staff, in-service teachers and pre-service teachers.

Objectives of the program:

  • To recruit qualified undergraduates majoring in mathematics or science disciplines(junior/seniors) and single-subject credential program students dedicated to teaching middle or high school mathematics or sciences in a high-need school district.
  • To provide support for strengthening content and pedagogical knowledge via intense classroom experiences, mentoring and professional activities.
  • Facilitate connections to public school districts to secure internships/teaching positions during and after completion of a teaching credential program. 

Requirements & Applications

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Contact Person:

Leslie Bushong
Program Director
1315 Pierce Hall
Riverside, CA 92521
leslie.bushong@ucr.edu


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E-mail: smi@ucr.edu

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