Become an Undergraduate Scholar

Science Lab

Science and math educators are in critical need across the country and in high demand in New York State.

Scholarship opportunities are available for 

  • Undergraduate SUNY Cortland science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and economics majors:
    • Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and Economics majors
  • Undergraduate SUNY Cortland Adolescence Education majors:
    • Adolescence Education Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics majors
  • Transfer STEM or Economics (BS) majors


  • Full-time (12 UG credits/semester)
  • College junior or senior in standing
  • Declared major in STEM or Adolescence Education Math or Science
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.85
  • US citizen, national, or permanent resident alien
  • Recipients are expected to teach in a qualified K-12 school for two years for every year of support received

Did you know? The average GPA of SUNY Cortland Noyce Scholars is 3.7


Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016. 

2016/2017 Undergraduate Noyce Scholar Application

Benefits to Becoming a Noyce Scholar

Noyce Community:
When you become a Noyce Scholar, you become part of a larger community of the best and brightest science and math educators around the country. 
Annual Noyce Workshop:
Noyce Scholars meet with local STEM Master Teachers to learn about effective teaching practices in high-need schools. 
Professional Development Support: 
Noyce Scholars can apply for funds to attend regional conferences and/or to join professional societies.
Noyce Facebook:
Noyce Scholars are invited to join the Noyce networking site on Facebook. Opportunities for Noyce Scholars (e.g., paid summer research experiences) and general educator discussions are posted.
Graduation Stoles:
Noyce Scholars will receive special recognition Noyce graduation stoles to wear during graduation ceremonies.
Noyce Annual Celebration:
A gathering of family members and faculty/staff is held in honor of current Noyce Scholars.


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The Noyce program has made teaching science a reality for me. It has given me the drive to teach where I will be needed the most, at a high-need school, where motivating students and having them succeed will be the most rewarding.

-- Danielle Tutino, Noyce Scholar and future science teacher

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