Noyce Scholarships


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but those submitted by the priority deadline (3/31/14) have greatest chance of funding.

Students studying to teach science or math who intend to spend at least 2 years teaching in a high need school are eligible for scholarships up to $10,000 a year for up to two years. Professionals returning to teaching are eligible for one year of scholarship assistance. These scholarships have been made available by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a Mathematics or Science major or Post-Baccalaureate program that prepares students for teacher certification and be enrolled in an Education major at William Paterson University.
  • Have completed at least 60c with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (undergraduate).  Graduate students must also have a 3.0 GPA.
  • Provide documentation that you are a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien at the time of application.
  • Complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Financial Aid Office (only applies for undergraduate students).
  • Be prepared to complete two years of teaching in a high-need urban school district for each year of scholarship support. The NJ high-need schools can be found by logging into the following website and searching for NJ schools:
  • Be willing to attend scholarship sponsored events, such as the August Institute for Novice Teachers.

Scholarship applications are available here:

Undergraduate Application

Post-Baccalaureate Application

Internship application is
available here:

Internship Application

Undergraduate scholarships are available
for up to two years if the student maintains a minimum GPA of 2.8
For more information, contact Dr. Eileen Gardner (973) 720-3441 or