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NOYCE Teacher Scholar’s Grant

The Noyce Teaching Scholar’s program is for junior or senior students who are willing to pursue an EARLY START science or math program at U of L.

NOYCE Scholar Teaching a Class

The Noyce Teacher Scholar program provides financial aid to math and science students enrolled in UofL's Early Start program OR to professionals (called career changers) with math, science and engineering degrees who are committed to teaching the subject of their major in a middle school or high school after earning a Masters in the Art of Teaching.  Early Start allows qualified undergraduates to earn an undergraduate degree with a major in math, chemistry, physics or biology as well as a Masters in the Art of Teaching in five years.  The Noyce Teacher program is a prestigious program, funded by the National Science Foundation, that awards Early Start students a MINIMUM of $10,000 per year in forgivable loans up to a MAXIMUM amount necessary to replace all non forgivable loans in aid packages up to the full cost of attendance with in state tuition.*  Career changers are eligible for one year of Noyce support if they pursue a MAT degree full time.

An Early Start Noyce scholar will not accrue any additional debt as long as he/she successfully completes the Early Start program and meets a teaching obligation of two years for every year of scholarship. Career changers who complete their MAT in four semesters and meet a teaching obligation of four years will not accrue debt.  The Jefferson County Public School System will guarantee Noyce Teaching Scholars a job in a school that will enable them to meet all of their scholarship teaching obligations when they successfully complete their program of study.   

NOYCE Grant recipients who do not fulfill their teaching obligations must repay the grant as if it was an unsubsidized Direct Loan, with interest accruing from the date the grant was disbursed.

*Please note that the amount of a NOYCE Grant in combination with any other grant assistance may not exceed the cost of attendance.



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