Application for Noyce Scholarship
Instructions: Please complete the form, sign and date, and attach your essay. Note that you are required to have
at least a 3.0
in order to qualify for the scholarship. Additionally, all Noyce Scholars are required to teach for at
least five (5) of their first eight (8) years in high-needs schools.
Name: R#:
Class Year: Cumulative GPA:
Essay Prompt (
please attach type-written essay):
In 500-700 words,
please write an essay in response to the following:
Teaching is one of th
e most complex and demanding professions imaginable. As a
aspiring teacher, how will you navigate this complexity in ways that will
best support your students? In particular, how will you make your classroom an
inclusive and culturally relevant space where students of all races, genders,
sexual identities, social classes, religions, and abilities will learn in powerful
ways? How will you connect your experiences engaged in research and
laboratory work at Rhodes to your future work in STEM K-12 classroom?
Focus on the skills and dispositions that you bring to teaching, your
commitments to working with young people, and wh
at makes you want to
become a STEM teacher in high-needs schools.
I affirm that a
ll of the above information is accurate and have attached my essay,
Electronic Signature: Date:
STEM Major
"Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce
Teacher Scholarship Program under Award No. 1852661. 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.”