Become an Undergraduate Scholar - SUNY Cortland

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 28, 2017. 

2017/2018 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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