Science and Mathematics Education Institute

            National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Scholarship

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Noyce Summer Scholar Program:

Students who have completed at least their freshman year are eligible to apply to be a Noyce Summer Scholar. The Summer Scholar program provides a six week stipend at $400 a week ($2,400) to work in the FHSU Science and Mathematics Education Institute with its summer programs for area youth. Summer Scholars will be engaged in teaching and educational outreach in science, mathematics, and technology.  Additionally these individuals will have the opportunity to participate in seminars and talk with master teachers about careers in teaching. The program is open to FHSU students, community college students, and students considering transferring to FHSU to enter the teaching profession. Selected students will need to either be a STEM major or intending to become a STEM major and an interest in exploring the world of science and mathematics teaching.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students in a science or mathematics field with interest in teaching as a possible careers

What are my obligations?

  • Teach in an informal science setting during the six weeks of the program.
  • Pass background check.

Where do I get an application?

  • Please download the application and mail to:
                      Ann Noble
                      600 Park Street
                      Hays, KS  67601

       Noyce Summer Scholar Application


The National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Scholarship Program is designed to increase the supply of highly qualified middle and high school teachers (grades 6-12) in mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics.


The Noyce Scholarship program at Fort Hays State University offers two levels of support for prospective teachers.

  • The Noyce Teacher-Leader program provides financial support for juniors and seniors majoring in science and mathematics fields who are pursuing a teaching career.
  • The Noyce Summer Scholar program provides paid opportunities for students to experience teaching science and mathematics in informal settings such as camps and outreach programs prior to formally pursuing a career in teaching.

 Noyce Powerpoint

Noyce Teacher Leader Program:

The Noyce Teacher-Leader program is a competitive scholarship program for students who have obtained at least junior-level status. The Noyce Teacher Leader program is more than just a scholarship - it is preparation to become an outstanding science or mathematics teacher serving in a high-needs district. Individuals selected for one of the six $12,000 scholarships (renewable for a second year) will receive specialized coursework such as teaching using distance learning technologies, leadership, and professional development on issues facing high needs schools. In addition to preparation for teaching, additional resources are provided to support undergraduate research experiences, travel to conferences, and support over the first three years of teaching to transition from student to a Teacher-Leader in science or mathematics in the employing district. Of special note is support to receive specialized training after the first year of teaching to become an Advanced Placement (AP) instructor in the primary discipline.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, geosciences, or mathematics with at least a junior-level status are eligible to reply.

What are my obligations?

  • Complete a major in a science or mathematics discipline and a major in secondary or elementary education.
  • Participate in Noyce Teacher-Leader activities during the academic year.
  • Enroll in the Noyce Teacher-Leader certificate courses available each semester.
  • Complete two-years of teaching in a high needs district for each year a scholarship is accepted within eight years of program completion.

Where do I get an application?
Noyce Scholarship Application Form- - application deadline extended to March 31, 2017
Noyce Reference Form


Noyce Contact Faculty

Paul Adams 
 Dr. Paul Adams
 Science & Mathematics Education Institute  

Gavin Buffington
 Dr. Gavin Buffington

Bill Weber
 Dr. Bill Weber

Laura Wilson

 Dr. Laura Wilson

 Loretta Dorn
 Dr. Loretta Dorn

Mark Eberle

 Mr. Mark Eberle
 Biological Sciences 

Janet Stramel
Dr. Janet Stramel
Teacher Education 

Ann Noble 
Ms. Ann Noble
Science & Mathematics Education Institute
Brad Pendergast

Mr. Brad Pendergast
FHSU Docking Institute


October 10, 2012, Press Conference

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