Noyce Scholarships

The highly prestigious and nationally-recognized Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship recognizes exceptional students that plan on teaching math or science in a high-need school district with up to $5,000 per semester or $10,000 per academic year, funded by the National Science Foundation.

The scholarship requires that recipients commit to completing one year of full-time teaching in a high-need school district or educational agency for each semester of scholarship support, to be completed within eight years after graduation from a credential program. If these terms are not met, the scholarship is repayable.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and due on the 1st of every month.


To be eligible for the Noyce Scholarship, students must be:

  1. An incoming junior or senior at UC Berkeley, UC Merced, or enrolled in the Cal Teach Credential Program
  2. A US citizen or lawful permanent resident
  3. A declared major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline*
  4. Achieving a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  5. Exploring or willing to seek a teaching certification and teach in a high-need school district or agency
*The following majors are not eligible:
  • Environmental Science
  • Cognitive Science
  • Apply

    For submission of the application, please submit all application documents as a single PDF to before 5:00 PM on the deadlines listed above. Printed or mailed applications can be dropped off at the main CalTeach Office (467 Evans Hall) or with a Peer Advisor in the ARC (30 Evans).

    Required documents are listed below and must be submitted to Martiza Drotleff, the Noyce Scholarship coordinator:

    1. Completed Noyce Scholarship Application.
    2. Unofficial transcripts
    3. One or more recommendation letters (faculty, mentor teacher, instructor, or supervisor)
    4. Completed Applicant Self-Certification Form and Application Disclosure

    If you have any questions regarding eligibility or need assistance in completing the application, please contact the Noyce Scholarship Coordinator at (510) 643-3813 or at