Northeastern Illinois University’s Noyce Scholars Program supports the recruitment, preparation and retention of talented Mathematics and Biology majors in Secondary Education through the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship and the Noyce STEM Internship Program.
The Noyce Teacher Scholarship is worth up to $17,725 per academic year for Northeastern students to be used for the cost of attendance for up to two years. This award is in addition to paid summer internships and undergraduate research, mentoring, peer leadership and school and community partnerships. This is an exciting program that prepares those who have chosen a career path in secondary education STEM to teach in high-need urban schools.
The Noyce STEM Internship Program is a collaboration between Northeastern and the City Colleges of Chicago that is open to undergraduate students who are interested in exploring STEM fields—particularly students who are interested in teaching STEM.
Northeastern has partnered with Wilbur Wright and Harry S Truman of the City Colleges of Chicago as well as Chicago Public Schools for recruiting and student teaching purposes. The Chicago area needs highly qualified STEM teachers to work with at-risk populations, and this program helps achieve that goal.