Noyce Scholarship

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 is usually due on the 1st of every month. The next deadline is December 1st, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

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

How to 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 Kaitlan Maissen, 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