Noyce Scholarship


National Science Foundation Noyce Scholarships


NSF Noyce Undergraduate Award
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Undergraduate Scholarship is open to UCCS juniors and seniors pursuing teacher licensure through the UCCSTeach program. Recipients may receive the award for up to two years. Typical awards are $15,000 per academic year. 

NSF Noyce Post-Bacc STEM Award
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Post-baccalaureate (post-bacc) Scholarship is open to qualified STEM professionals who have been admitted to the UCCSTeach program. Recipients may receive the award for up to one year as a post-bacc student. Typical awards are $15,000 per academic year. 


About the Program

Robert Norton Noyce, nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley," was an American physicist who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968. He is also credited (along with Jack Kilby) with the realization of the first integrated circuit that fueled the personal computer revolution and gave Silicon Valley its name.

The Noyce Scholarship has developed a partnership between the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and three high-needs local education agencies: Harrison School District (D2), Colorado Springs School District (D11), and Falcon School District (D49). Southern Colorado, like many areas across the United States, is struggling to place and retain STEM teachers in economically and ethnically diverse classrooms. The primary goal of this program is to help reconcile the STEM teacher shortage in Southern Colorado by increasing the number of highly qualified STEM teacher graduates and making a concerted effort to recruit, train, place and retain these graduates in the districts who are most in need.

Not sure if teaching is a fit for you?  Then try a pre-ternship.

If teaching is something you might want to explore, the Noyce scholarship has semester-long pre-ternships. Preternships are paying jobs that put in a local classroom, working alongside a teacher to get an idea of the day to day functions of a teacher. Your experience could encompass working one on one with students, tutoring, grading papers and general teacher support. These preternship opportunities are available to undergraduate freshmen and sophomores. Ten unique pre-ternships will be offered each semester. Undergraduate pre-terns will can work between 10-15 hours per week over the course of an academic semester with K-12 students from our from our partner school districts. Pre-terns will be compensated $12.50 per hour. These jobs will be posted on the UCCS Student employment website (SEAN) each semester. 


Contact Vickie Newkirk for more information.

Scholarship window opens on December 1st of each year, closing on March 1st.  Under financial aid in your student portal you can find out if you are eligible to apply.

To apply for the Noyce scholarship you must:

Undergraduates -                          

  • Be enrolled in a STEM degree at UCCS (biology, chemistry, physics or math)
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be accepted by the UCCSTeach secondary math and science teacher licensure program or been advised by the UCCSTeach program coordinator

Post Baccalaureates –

  • Have an undergraduate degree in a STEM
  • Meet with UCCSTeach program coordinator, Vickie Newkirk – 719-255-3446 |
  • Be admitted to UCCS under a TCRT application through the UCCSTeach office. (Contact:

Apply Now

To apply for the Noyce Scholarship, there are a few steps and required documents. Scholarship window opens on December 1st and closes on March 1st.  Applicants must submit, via your students portal,  all required supporting documents before 5:00 PM on March 1st.. Required documents are listed below.

  • Resume
  • Special Essay

Apply Now Undergraduate

Apply Now Post-baccalaureate


Save the date!  2020 UCCS STEM Days of Summer Conference - June 3rd & 4th. 

June 5-7, 2018 UCCS STEM Days of Summer Conference

 UCCS STEM Days of Summer ConferenceEvent hosted by UCCSTeach and sponsored by the National Science Foundation