Fordham University/WildLife Conservation Society's NSF Noyce Scholarship Program
Dr. John Craven | firstname.lastname@example.org
| (212) 636-7670
Dr. Deborah Luckett | luckett@FORDHAM.EDU
| (646) 312-8253
Dr. Grace Vernon | email@example.com
| (212) 636-6324
Fordham University and the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo announce a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program that provides scholarships to students majoring, or with a degree, in science who are committed to teaching science in high need school districts upon the completion of a teacher credential program.
FAQs About This Scholarship Opportunity
What are the benefits of becoming a Noyce Teacher Scholar in the Fordham University/WCS Bronx Zoo Program?
*NOTE: Undergraduate science majors at Fordham University are eligible for up to 3 years of funding (direct tuition and paid internships totaling more than $54,000). Those holding degrees in science and/or science professionals eligible to enter the Graduate School of Education's adolescent science education program are eligible for one year of funding as they earn their license to teach science.
- Receive a $18,000 tuition scholarship.*
- Obtain New York State certification to teach science.
- Participate in a paid 4-week summer internship at the Bronx Zoo ($2,500).
- Receive mentoring by faculty and educators at Fordham University and the WCS/Bronx Zoo.
- Are paired with a selected practicing teacher in the field for mentoring and guidance.
Who Should Apply?
Candidates who meet all of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Are United States citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
- Are committed to teaching science in a high-need middle or high school for two years for every year of funding.
- Are either:
- Currently juniors in a science program at Fordham University and meet the eligibility requirements for the 5-year track for teacher education in the Fordham University Graduate School of Education or
- Are graduates from a degree-granting program in science or are science professionals eligible to enter the Graduate School of Education's adolescent science education program.
What is a High Needs School?
Noyce Scholars must commit to teach for two years at any school in a high need district anywhere in the United States for each year of scholarship funding received. "High need" is defined as a school district with at least one school with:
Did you know that nearly every school district in New York City, Long Island and the surrounding metropolitan region is considered a high-needs school for science education?
- a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line;
- a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which the teachers were trained to teach; or
- a high teacher turnover rate.
How Do I Apply or Get More Information?
Eligible candidates may send an email request for the application forms to Dr. John Craven at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Deborah Luckett at email@example.com or Dr. Grace Vernon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the Deadline?
What are the Obligations of the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Recipients?
- Undergraduate Application Deadline: December 15th 5:00 PM (EST)
- Graduate Application Deadline: April 15th 5:00 PM (EST)
Noyce Teacher Scholars must:
- begin and complete the teacher credential program upon receipt of the scholarship.
- complete a two-year teachingcommitment in a high-needs school district of obtaining the teaching credential for each year of scholarship funding.
- participate in Noyce Scholar planned workshops and site visits to schools.
- participate in the activities outlined in the grant's evaluation plan.
- Receipt of the scholarship award will be contingent upon signing a scholarship contract.
For more information about the Fordham University/Wildlife Conservation Society NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship program, contact Dr. John Craven at email@example.com or (212) 636-7670, Dr. Deborah Luckett at firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 312-8253 or Dr. Grace Vernon at email@example.com or (212) 636-6324.