Robert Noyce Scholarship Program

About the Scholarship

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The Robert Noyce Scholars program aims to encourage talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to enter into the teaching profession and teach mathematics or science at the secondary level. Each Noyce Scholar can receive one year of scholarship support, at $6,000 per semester.

Noyce Scholars will be selected by consideration of academic achievement, under-representation and financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Selected Scholars are also involved in professional development and networking opportunities. In return, scholars agree to teach two years in a "high need" school district for each full year of support.


In order to be considered for a Noyce Scholarship you must:

  • Be a Sac State junior or senior undergraduate or credential student in Fall
  • Have Majored in a STEM discipline (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units of coursework
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, national or permanent resident alien
  • Have a course plan that will allow for the completion of a single subject credential in mathematics or science

2017 Robert Noyce Scholarship Application Currently Unavailable 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get more information?
Kelly McDonald, Biology Department