Noyce Grant Funds Program Encouraging STEM Students Interested in Teaching
Program is in collaboration with Lubbock ISD, South Plains College, Midland College and Odessa College.
Texas Tech University has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce scholarship grant valued at almost $800,000 to continue a fellowship program in collaboration with Lubbock Independent School District, South Plains College, Midland College and Odessa College.
The four-year program is an enhanced continuation of the current Texas Tech Noyce Scholars (TTNS) program, in which 24 students are selected from STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) for summer internships designed to develop their interest in teaching.
Sixteen students will continue on to complete a two-year, K-12 teacher certification program where each student receives scholarships of up to $15,000 per year. Upon certification, the Noyce Scholars will teach for four years at high-needs schools.
The TTNS-II program is administered by Texas Tech’s STEM Center for Outreach, Research & Education (STEM-CORE) and is significant nationally due to the lack of recruitment of undergraduate math and science majors into the teaching profession.