CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholars program seeks future mathematics teachers

PUEBLO – Students who need college money, dream of teaching K-12 mathematics, or individuals who hold a degree in engineering, mathematics, or science who may want a career change to teaching are encouraged to attend a Noyce Scholars Program information session, 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Physics/Mathematics 103 at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to attend the session to prepare for future scholarships and internship opportunities. College juniors and seniors can obtain application forms for the 2013-14 Noyce Scholarships, which offer up to $14,000 annually to complete a mathematics teaching license. One-year stipends of up to $24,000 are available to applicants who are pursuing completion of a mathematics teaching license.

“The Noyce Scholars program supports students who are majoring in mathematics and secondary education,” said Janet Nichols, associate professor of mathematics.

All scholarship and stipend recipients must commit to teaching two years in a high-needs school district for each year of Noyce scholarship support. Also, mathematics students must hold a 2.75 GPA and be attending either full or part-time. After graduation, mentoring and professional development support will be available through the first two years of teaching as part of the Noyce program.

Noyce scholarships and stipends are offered as part of a grant from the National Science Foundation (Grant Number DUE 1136426). For more information about eligibility requirements for scholarships and stipends, contact Nichols at 549-2642 or janet.nichols@colostate-pueblo.edu.

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