Frequently Asked Questions
What financial assistance does the UNH Noyce Program offer?
The Noyce program offers up to $20,000 each academic year for undergraduates in scholarship funds as a forgivable loan. Graduate Noyce scholars will receive up to $12,000 for one year of graduate school tuition, fees and housing. The "loan" is 100% forgiven upon successful completion of the teaching obligation in a high needs school following graduation from the Noyce program. The teaching obligation is two years in a high need school for each year of scholarship funding provided through the Noyce Program. Noyce Scholars have a eight-year window to complete this teaching obligation. The scholarship stipend is considered part of the total financial aid package allocated to each student through the UNH Financial Aid department.
What are my obligations once I graduate from the program?
The Noyce Scholarship is awarded as a forgivable loan. All Noyce scholars must teach for two years for each year of funding received at a high-need public school within eight years of graduation. Failure to either complete the academic program or to work in a high needs school within eight years of graduation will cause the scholarship to revert to a loan that must be repaid, plus interest and fees.
What are the Noyce scholarship program benefits?
All UNH Noyce Scholars will benefit from:
- Science and mathematics content knowledge to prepare teachers to become highly qualified science and mathematics educators.
- Training in teaching strategies to adapt curriculum to meet the diverse needs of integrated classrooms.
- A high quality teacher preparation program focusing on preparing teachers for rural, high need schools.
- Peer support within cohorts of Noyce Scholars as they progress through the program together.
- Mentorship from Master teachers and education research scholars throughout the program.
- Career development workshops to prepare for transitioning into the teaching profession
- Support for successful application for teaching license following graduation
- Continued support and mentoring throughout the first 2+ years in a high-need school district.
What are my responsibilities as a UNH Noyce Scholar?
- Maintain a STEM major with a goal of teaching science or mathematics (biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, or physics) at the middle or high school level
- Maintain a 3.2 overall GPA
- Attend one on-campus workshop per semester
- Tutor in one or more of the UNH tutoring and mentoring programs (e.g. Project Mentor, Upward Bound) approximately 3 hours per week during each semester
- Apply to, be accepted, and complete one of UNH's masters degree programs (M.Ed. or M.A.T) in education.
- Choose a Noyce Scholar designated internship site (currently either Deerfield School, Noble High School, Noble Middle School or Winnacunnet High School)
Who was Robert Noyce and why does he want to help pay for your education?
For information on Robert Noyce, check out this bio from PBS.