Graduate Prospective Scholars
- 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)