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Scholarship Information

The CSUSM Noyce Teacher Scholars program offers up to $12,000 each academic year for CSUSM juniors, seniors, middle level credential candidates, and single subject credential candidates in Mathematics and Science. Graduate students not in the credential a SOE credential program are not eligible. The scholarship is awarded as a forgivable loan.  Students may accept the award for one, two, or three years, with a two-year commitment to teach as a mathematics or science teacher in a high-need school district for each year the award is accepted. Scholarship recipients must also obtain a Single Subject credential in math or science. Therefore, accepting the scholarship leads to a multi-year commitment.

Eligibility Requirements - at the time of award

  • full time student at CSU San Marcos while receiving the scholarship (i.e., 12 units)
  • declared or completed major in STEM--science, technology, engineering, and math. (Students in Liberal Studies, Sociology, STEM Education, etc. are not in this category.)
  • minimum 3.0 cumulative or in-major GPA
  • no more than two years away from graduation (Junior standing)
  • commitment to apply to or have been accepted to the CSUSM single subject or middle level credential program, to obtain a Single Subject  teaching credential in mathematics or science
  • are not awarded a U.S. Department of Education TEACH Grant
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Awardee Requirements

  • maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0
  • participate in regular Noyce activites, including STEM outreach activities such as the Hands on Science and Learn-by-Doing lab experiences
  • receive career mentoring and advising each semester
  • complete a B.S degree in STEM and obtain a California preliminary Single Subject teaching credential in mathematics or science
  • two-year commitment as a mathematics or science teacher at a high need school district for each year the award is accepted
  • commit to remaining in contact with the CSUSM Noyce Teacher Scholars program as a CSUSM Noyce Alumni

Awardee Benefits

  • $12,000 annual scholarship, for up to 3 years (the last 2 years in undergraduate program and 1 year in credential program)
  • be recognized for your outstanding scholarship and commitment to teaching
  • obtain early teaching experience
  • develop personal relationships with mentors
  • develop a professional network
  • be part of the Noyce Alumni network