Noyce Scholars Programs in Mathematics and Science

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The Robert Noyce Scholars program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded (DUE 1239827) program to provide scholarships to students who are committed to teaching mathematics and science in high need school districts upon the completion of the credential program at Cal Poly. The main goal of the program is to increase the number of teachers with strong science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) content knowledge in high need school districts. The Cal Poly Noyce Scholars Program offers two scholarship options--a $10,000 scholarship for science teachers and a $12,000 scholarship for mathematics teachers.

Definition of High Need School District

Noyce Scholars commit to teach for two years at any school in a high need district for each year of scholarship funding received. "High need" is defined as a school district with at least one school with:

  • a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line;
  • a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which the teachers were trained to teach; OR
  • a high teacher turnover rate.

Science Noyce Phase II Scholars Program

*We are no longer recruiting for Science Noyce Scholars Program for this year*
Current sophomores or juniors may apply for up to two years of funding, to be received in their senior and/or credential year. Students must participate as an associate for 1 year and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher before receiving the scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will receive $10,000 per year!

If you are interested in applying, please contact Sarah Hegg at

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Mathematics Noyce Phase II Scholars Program

*We are no longer recruiting for Math Noyce Scholars Program for this year*

Current juniors or seniors may apply. Scholarships will be awarded to students entering their final undergraduate year or beginning the credential program at Cal Poly. Applications will be accepted from students with a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Scholarship recipients will receive $12,000 per year!

Application Cover Page
Scholarship Information

The FAFSA should be submitted to the financial aid office at Cal Poly. Please submit all other materials to:

Dr. Todd A. Grundmeier
Cal Poly, Noyce Scolars Program
Mathematics Department
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0403

Application Checklist

*Check back during Fall Quarter for more information on Science Noyce Scholarship Applications!

Your application must include:

  • Application cover page
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Essay describing motivation for and commitment to teaching in a high-need school district
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • At least one letter addressing academic performance
    • At least one letter addressing potential to teach in a high-need district
  • Report of CSET scores, if applicable, for 1-year mathematics scholarship applicants  


Science Noyce Scholarship

Contact Sarah Hegg

Math Noyce Scholarship

Contact Todd Grundmeier

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0833353, 1340110, 0630419, and 1239827.