Science Teaching Accelerated Master's Program (STAMP)
Robert Noyce USF Scholarship Program
The Robert Noyce USF Scholarship Program is a program funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant No. DUE-1439776) that provides $30,000 per student to up to 12 students each year.
The scholarship program was created to respond to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in middle and high schools.Scholarships are awarded to students who have an interest in teaching science and mathematics and who are accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching program in the University of South Florida College of Education.
The program seeks to increase the number of grades 6-12 teachers who have strong STEM content knowledge and teach in high-need school districts. Scholarship recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-needs school district for each year of support received.
To be eligible for the Robert Noyce USF Scholarship Program, students should be accepted into a program at the University of South Florida that results in the completion of a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in either Science Education or Mathematics Education.
Qualifying programs include:
- The Master of Arts in Teaching Program with a concentration in Secondary Science Education (grades 6-12)
- The Master of Arts in Teaching Program with a concentration in Secondary Mathematics Education (grades 6-12)
- The Science Teaching Accelerated Masters Program, an accelerated program that allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree in a science field and their Master of Arts in Teaching degree in five years.
Students who receive the Robert Noyce Scholarship are required to complete a service
obligation after completing his or her degree program. Recipients of this scholarship
must teach in a high-needs school district (as identified by the Florida Department
of Education) for one year per each year that scholarship funds are received.
The length of time in which students much serve is determined by how many years they received funds as part of the scholarship program:
- Science Teaching Accelerated Masters Program students will have a service requirement of four years.
- Master of Arts in Teaching students will have a service requirement of two years.
For more information about the service obligation requirements, contact the Project Manager.
Applications for the STAMP Noyce Scholarship are due May 1. Late applications will be accepted through July 15 or until all the scholarships for the academic year have been allocated. Apply for the Scholarship by submitting the following to the online application:
- A letter of intent (no more than 3 pages) that addresses your interest in teaching middle or high school science, and your willingness to participate in classes and other learning experiences encouraged by the Noyce program.
- At least two (2) letters of reference from science professionals, including at least one (1) letter from someone who can attest to your suitability to teach middle or high school.