There are a variety of scholarship opportunities for future science and mathematics teachers. For chemistry, engineering, and physics undergraduates interested in exploring teaching as a career, please see CalTeach Physical Sciences and Engineering for an internship opportunity. For potential science and mathematics teacher credential candidates, please see all opportunities below.
UCSB undergraduates in chemistry, engineering, and physics can earn up to $5,000 a year for their participation as CTPSE Noyce Interns in DP’s Engineering Academy and/or SBHS’s Green Academy (the engineering component). We will award up to 10 Noyce Internships each year. There are two options for participation. Internship applications are due in March 2014.
UCSB teacher candidates pursuing a credential in physics or chemistry can apply for a CTPSE Noyce Teacher Scholar award of up to $20,000. Each Scholar will complete her or his yearlong student teaching experience in either the DP or SBHS Academies. Each will also participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, CTPSE Noyce Teacher Scholars must teach for two years in a high need school district. High need is defined as: (a) a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line; (b) a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which the teachers were trained to teach; or (c) a high teacher turnover rate. The grace period for acquiring employment in a high need school district is one year. If not employed in a high need school district by year 2 and/or if two years of service in a high need school are not completed by year 8, the scholarship reverts to a loan with repayments pro-rated to reflect any partial teaching service. Scholarship applications are due in March 2014.
UCSB’s TEP awards Hearst Foundation Scholarships of $5,000 each to five students pursuing a single subject credential in mathematics or science. Please see the Hearst Foundation Scholarship Application for more information.
Potential science and mathematics teachers are encouraged to apply to the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation for Teaching Fellowships (see http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html). KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among individuals who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to the science or math subject(s) they intend to teach. Fellowships are intended for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences, or biological sciences. Applications are typically due in January. The Knowles Foundation Fellowship is not administered by UCSB.