The Noyce Scholarship Program is available for students who will obtain teaching certification in science or mathematics at William & Mary's School of Education. All Noyce Scholars will
- Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Have an eligible major in science or math
- Be accepted to the W&M School of Education in one of these programs:
- Be accepted to the Noyce Scholars Program - Noyce Application Form [Qualtrics].
Three letters of recommendation
Your three letters of recommendation should be from people qualified to evaluate your applicant's personal, ethical, and academic or professional qualifications for this program.
They should be able to describe your ability and desire to teach in high need school districts. We suggest that you submit a combination of professional, academic, and personal references.
You may use the same letters submitted as part of your admission to the School of Education.
A personal essayYour personal essay should describe your
- Interest in teaching in high need schools,
- Your past experiences, both academic and volunteer or work-related, that might show potential for success in teaching in high-need schools.
- Your understanding of what your two-year or four-year commitment to teach in a high-need school system would entail for you. This is a serious and important commitment of a Noyce Scholarship, and your statement should reflect your understanding of and comfort with it.
Noyce Scholarship Applicants are considered on a rolling basis, but for priority consideration, please submit your signed Noyce application by January 31 for funding to begin in August.
"This material is based upon work supported by the The National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE1758419. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."