FAQs

Who is eligible for the Noyce Scholarship?

  • UM Double Major in STEM and STEM Education - UM junior/senior undergraduate double majoring in a STEM field and Secondary Math Education or Secondary Science Education.
  • UM STEM Major - UM junior/senior undergraduate majoring in a STEM field (only) with the desire to obtain a master’s degree that will lead to teacher certification (i.e. MACI program).
  • Recruited STEM Graduate - STEM graduate from other four-year institution who wishes to obtain teacher certification in science or mathematics may enroll in the MACI program at UM.
  • STEM Professional - Professional holding a degree in a STEM field who is currently or has been employed in a STEM field and now seeks to become a secondary education teacher can apply for the Noyce and enroll in the MACI program.

What is considered a STEM field?

The term “STEM” (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) can vary in meaning among university programs. To determine eligibility for the UM/Noyce TNT Scholarship Program, you may review the STEM classifications as provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The University of Mississippi has over 15 STEM fields that correspond with NSF’s STEM degree listing. However, a degree-holding student of any of NSF’s STEM degree programs may apply for the UM/Noyce TNT Scholarship Program.

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What is MACI and what are the requirements?

The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) is a 36 hour alternate certification program for candidates who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education. You can learn more about MACI by clicking the button below.

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How much is the scholarship and what is the duration?

  • Up to $20,000 per year, (not to exceed the University’s cost of attendance)
  • A Noyce Scholar may receive funding for up to 3 years

What are the expectations of the UM/Noyce TNT Program?

Required participation in existing CMSE programs and activities will be essential to the preparation and success of the future educator.  Each scholar will be guided and instructed on how to participate in the following:

  • Participate in virtual learning communities (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) with other UM/Noyce TNT scholars
  • Participate in monthly mathematics or science education research seminars
  • Partner with a current STEM ambassador to volunteer at a local school
  • Attend state and local mathematics or science teacher conferences
  • Participate in one week of summer math or science camp for K-12 students

What are the expectations of UM/Noyce TNT scholar graduates?

  • Teach in any MS school (or in a high-need school district in any other state) for two years for each year funding was received
  • Provide up-to-date contact information
  • Provide verification of teaching assignment
  • Participate in data collection to measure the effectiveness of the UM/Noyce TNT program

What happens if I fail to comply after graduation?

If a Noyce Scholar fails to comply with the agreement:

  • Funding becomes a loan that must be repaid
  • All funds received will be repaid via monthly payments plus 3% interest until full amount is recovered.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1240085. 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.