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 are usually due on December 1st (to receive funding for the following spring semester) and April 1st (to receive funding for the following fall semester). 

The next deadline for CalTeach Berkeley and CalTeach Merced students for funding in Fall 2022 is: April 1st, 2022 

The next deadline for BE3 applicants for funding in Fall 2022-Spring 2023 is: March 4th, 2022

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 complete the application linked below before 5:00 PM on the deadlines listed above

Required documents are listed below:

  1. Completed Noyce Scholarship Application

  2. Unofficial transcripts

  3. One or more recommendation letters (faculty, mentor teacher, instructor, or supervisor)

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