Graduate Prospective Scholars

Eligibility

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field.
  • Must be interested in teaching secondary or middle school mathematics, physics, chemistry, life science, or earth science

Application and Selection Process

  • Apply to a Graduate Program in Teacher Certification in the Education Department (Master of Education or Master of Arts in Teaching) – February 1 graduate school application deadline (see Graduate School for general graduate school application) – you must be accepted into one of the graduate programs in education.
  • Apply to the UNH Noyce Scholarship Program (download Noyce Scholarship application [pdf])
  • November 1 or March 1 deadlines -- Applications should be delivered to the Leitzel Center office, Parsons Hall, Room N117
  • Read the Noyce Applicant Review Criteria:
    • Grade point average, especially grades in STEM major and education courses.
    • Well written personal statement that displays passion for STEM discipline and teaching, a disposition to care for students, willingness to take initiative, and understanding of the characteristics of a good teacher.
    • Letters of recommendation depict STEM ability, responsibility, reliability, leadership, previous success when working with children, good communication skills, intellectual curiosity, and willingness to use criticism to improve.
    • Successful experience working with children and teaching colleagues as demonstrated in Education 500 "Exploring Teaching" or an equivalent experience.
    • Financial need and/or underrepresented status of the applicant in STEM education.
  • HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS SHOULD GO TO THE LEITZEL CENTER IN PARSONS HALL (NOT NESMITH HALL as stated on application form)

Questions?

noyce.scholarship@unh.edu