What does it mean to be a Noyce Scholar?


  • The pre-application phase of the program begins in your junior year. You’ll take an early field experience course in which you observe and participate in a middle-school classroom; you’ll also take a linking course in which you connect ideas from your undergraduate mathematics and science classes to concepts that you’ll teach in middle and high school.
  • Scholarship applications are due in the spring semester.
  • In your senior year, you will complete a mathematics or science-related major, take education courses, spend a week at Frederick Douglass Academy in New York City, and work in tutoring experiences both on- and off-campus.
  • Scholars enroll in IC’s MAT program, in which you tutor high school students and spend a semester teaching in middle and high schools under the guidance of IC faculty and mentor teachers.
  • After you graduate, you will teach for two years in a high-need school district for each year of scholarship you receive. You’ll return to IC during the summers for workshops and conferences, and IC faculty will visit you at your own school.