Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership Teacher Scholarship Program
Are you wondering how you might blend love of learning, social justice and working with people into an engaging, innovative and sustainable career? Then you have come to the right place!
La Salle University is one of six partner institutions of the Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership (PRNP) to share a $1.45 million National Science Foundation (NSF) five year collaborative grant to recruit, prepare and retain STEM Teachers.
Between 2019-2022, eleven (11) La Salle University STEM teacher candidates will receive $15,000 scholarships to support secondary teacher certification within Graduate Programs in Education. There will be 3-4 scholarships available each year. In exchange for the scholarships, recipients agree to teach for at least two years in a high-needs school district. In addition to the scholarships, the project will support the professional development of Scholars through their active and continuous engagement in a cohort-based learning community during their student teaching year and for their first two years of in-service teaching. Scholars will receive mentor support and opportunities for professional development.
To apply for the PRNP-Scholarship, students must be majoring in a STEM discipline and complete their secondary teacher certification in the Graduate Programs in Education. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong knowledge in math or science and the commitment to excellence in teaching. Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
Awardees must commit to teaching for 2 years in a high-need school district or the scholarship becomes a repayable loan. Undergraduate awardees have up to 8 years and post-baccalaureate and graduate level awardees up to 4 years to fulfill their PRNP-Scholarship teaching obligation before the scholarship reverts to a loan.
In addition to teaching for 2 years in a high need school district, Noyce awardees are expected to attend monthly learning community meetings alongside scholars from other partner institutions during their student teaching year and the first two years of their in-service teaching. Within the learning communities, scholars will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in the areas of Education for Sustainability and Culturally Relevant Teaching while building their professional network. For the purpose of receiving this support, scholars are encouraged to teach in the Philadelphia region.
Commitment to Diversity
We believe that the field of STEM education benefits greatly when teachers reflect the diversity of those they teach. We highly value diversity and encourage members of minorities and under-represented groups to apply.