Applications open for 2023-24 Noyce Knights Scholars Program

February 10, 2023

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2023-24 Noyce Knights Scholars Program, which prepares highly qualified science and mathematics teachers for middle and high school settings. A generous grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce program covers Knights Scholars’ total cost of attendance after financial aid is applied.
Students can become Noyce Knights Scholars through one of three pathways:
Students must earn the undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Mathematics, which also fulfills the requirements for the bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Noyce Knights Scholars funding of $19,200 maximum is provided for the junior and senior years for a maximum total amount of $38,400.
Early Entry MAT Program: Undergraduates majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology, Biochemistry/Microbiology or STEM-related field may enter the Master of Teaching program in their senior year and complete the MAT by the end of their fifth year. Noyce Knights Scholars funding of $29,000 is provided for the fifth year and covers graduate tuition and fees ($16,560), off-campus living expenses ($10,000) and miscellaneous expenses ($2,440). 
Traditional MAT Program: Students with undergraduate degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology,  Biochemistry/Microbiology or STEM-related field who enroll in the traditional two-year Master of Teaching program receive funding of $29,000 in the second year, which covers full MAT graduate tuition and fees ($24,840) for the two years plus $4,200 for miscellaneous expenses.
Scholars will enjoy signature experiences such as the STEM Maker Fair, a festival of creativity and innovation; all-expenses-paid trips to network and present at national Noyce network conferences; and opportunities for paid internships at the Kentucky Science Center.
Upon certification, all Noyce scholars will be placed at a middle or high school within Jefferson County Public Schools or another high-need school district (based on the teaching certification) and must teach for at least two years for each year of the scholarship/stipend award within six years of graduation. 
While applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis, the priority deadline is May 1. 
You can learn more about the grant and find the application form on the Noyce Knights Scholars Program page
For more information, contact Dr. Kristin Cook, associate dean of Bellarmine’s School of Education, at

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