STEM classroom

Interested in a career teaching STEM?

The Carlow Noyce Scholar Program offers up to $11,000 in annual scholarships for undergraduate junior and senior students studying mathematics or science and up to $18,000 for graduate students pursing teaching certification.


  • Be a mathematics, biology, or chemistry major and rising junior or senior or hold a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and apply to the master of education (MEd) secondary education program
  • Demonstrate (and maintain) a 3.0 GPA
  • Complete and pass all PA Department of Education required background checks for educators
  • Commit to teaching in a high-need school district
  • Complete the Carlow Noyce Scholar application

Scholarship deadlines

  • For August start: June 30
  • For January start: Dec. 15

The Carlow Noyce Scholars Program, a Noyce Scholarship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, brings together teacher preparation with mathematics, biology, and chemistry to increase the number of highly qualified middle and high school STEM educators committed to teaching in a high-need school district. Through multiple experiential learning opportunities and a special emphasis on computational thinking, Carlow Noyce Scholars will gain invaluable experiences and be well-prepared for teaching careers in biology, chemistry or mathematics. Scholars will have invitations to special coursework leading to a STEM endorsement, specialized workshops, and partnership activities with our CREATE Lab Satellite at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Noyce Carlow Scholar (NCS) students can enter as junior STEM majors and complete two years as an undergraduate with the scholarship and one year as an MEd student, or STEM professionals can enroll at Carlow to complete the MEd in secondary education leading to initial teaching certification. The MEd in secondary education is a one-year program with accelerated eight-week courses taught in a hybrid model.

Scholarship award requirements

  • For each year of funding received, scholarship participants must teach in a high-need school district for two years following graduation. Failure to fulfill this obligation results in the scholarship converting to a payable loan.
  • Scholarship recipients must participate in professional development activities including guest speakers, workshop presenters, online mentorship, etc. as part of a Carlow Noyce Scholars cohort.
  • Scholarship recipients must apply for and receive teaching certification through the PA Department of Education (PDE) TIMS portal at the completion of program.
  • Until the completion of the program and teaching requirements, participants must agree to ongoing mentorship, provide proof of employment, and participate in programmatic evaluation.

For more information, contact: Ann Bisignani, Education Graduate Coordinator

The Noyce Scholar Program at Carlow University is a part of the Noyce Scholarship Program, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Award #1852700. Women, underrepresented minorities, and community college transfer students are encouraged to apply.