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.


Fall Scholarship Consideration - May 1st
Spring Scholarship Consideration - December 1st


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

  1. An incoming junior or senior at UC Berkeley, 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


For submission of the application, applicants must submit paper copies of all required supporting documents before 5:00 PM on the deadlines listed above. Required documents are listed below and must be submitted to the Noyce Scholarship coordinator in-person or mailed to 475 Evans Hall:

  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

*The following majors are not eligible to apply:
  • Environmental Science
  • Cognitive Science