The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship

The Noyce Teacher Scholarship is made possible by a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support increasing the number of undergraduate students pursuing STEM teaching and preparing them to be highly effective secondary educators in high-need schools.

Available to Marian University juniors and seniors, the Noyce scholarship can help diversify the teacher population in high-need schools.

Indiana is currently experiencing teacher shortages in secondary mathematics and all science disciplines, which negatively impacts the educational access of youth in high-need schools throughout the state. The Marian University Noyce program aims to address the teacher shortage by preparing undergraduates majoring in biology, chemistry, and mathematics to become secondary mathematics or science teachers in high-need schools.

Noyce Scholarship recipients can receive up to $15,000 per year for two years while at Marian University.

“It is especially critical to recruit and train secondary STEM teachers into highly-skilled, proficient educators, using the best rubrics taught by the most highly qualified education faculty in the state.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! For eligible freshmen and sophomore students pursuing STEM majors, Marian University will help you prepare for a future Noyce scholarship by supporting your passion
to teach with internships and stipends.

  • The program includes observation and discussions with highly effective teachers, • Mentoring by faculty and classroom teachers in three partner school districts,
  • Professional networking and informal STEM volunteer opportunities,
  • Hands-on, virtual reality teaching simulation experiences, and
  • Paid summer internships to work in educational STEM camps.

Yes! Noyce scholars will receive professional development from Marian faculty during the time they are teaching in a high-need school, including up to four years of mentoring.

  • Marian STEM alumni will also have access to networking meetings, professional development through scheduled face-to-face or online sessions with College of Arts and Sciences and Klipsch Educators College representatives, and professional conference support leading to high-quality professional development.

Want to know more?

Contact to hear from one of our representatives!

David BensonDavid P. Benson, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Chair, Department of Biology Director, Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab






Matthew HollowellMatthew Hollowell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education Klipsch Educators College






Erika WiseErika Wise, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean for Academic Quality Klipsch Educators College

Matthew DeLongMatthew DeLong, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Chair, Department of Mathematics






Christopher NicholsonChristopher Nicholson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences

“The Noyce grant will allow Marian faculty to continue to collaborate with our STEM alumni so that they receive the ongoing professional support to be highly effective STEM educators.”
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DUE-2050395.
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