Preparing to Compete
Preparing to Compete for an Early Start Noyce Scholarship
The highest need STEM fields in JCPS are mathematics, chemistry and physics, thus students who follow a course of study that will allow them to certify in these fields are preferred. JCPS also has a need for dually certified STEM teachers to teach in its Integrated IA and IB science classes as they transition to a “Physics First’ science curriculum. Noyce Scholarships can also cover summer school expenses for students who are willing to take the courses necessary for dual certification.
Incoming freshmen or matriculated sophomores who maintain a 3.25 GPA (high school GPA for first year undergrads) OR score in the 76th percentile or higher on at least one national-normed admissions test (SAT, ACT, GRE) can apply for teaching internships supported by the Noyce NSF grant and/or research opportunities supported by U of L. Students with this experience will have an advantage when they apply for a Noyce Scholarship during their sophomore year or junior year.
Career changers with a GPA of 3.25 or score in the 76th percentile or higher on at least one national-normed admissions test (SAT, ACT, GRE) should make application to the MAT program as well as to the Noyce program.