Texas Tech University

Noyce Scholars Program

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Program Highlights

The Noyce Scholars program is primarily designed for undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students who are interested in making an impact through teaching. The program is divided into two tracks: Pre-Noyce Summer Fellows and Noyce Scholars.

Pre-Noyce Summer Fellows

  • Apply in the Spring semester of your sophomore year
  • Two-week immersive summer teaching experience
  • $2,000 summer stipend
  • Travel and housing support available

Noyce Scholars

  • Selected from cohort of successful Pre-Noyce Summer Fellows
  • Two-year teacher training and K-12 experience
  • Up to $15,000 in scholarship support per year for two years
  • Scholars teach two years in a high-needs school for each year of scholarship support

Contact Information

For more information, email the Center for Integration of STEM Research.

More Details

What is a "High Needs School"?

  • The term "high needs local educational agency" means a local educational agency that serves an elementary or secondary school located in an area in which there is:
    • A high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line
    • A high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which the teachers were trained
    • A high teacher turnover rate.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1439904. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.