Scholarships for prospective STEM teachers

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Project EINSTEIN: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Excellence in STEM Teaching in Indiana, or Project EINSTEIN, is a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Purdue University aims to provide scholarships to up to 32 teacher candidates. Scholarship recipients will complete a rigorous plan of study in one or more of the STEM disciplines that leads to state licensure, (an Integrated STEM Education Degree Concentration in which they develop enhanced knowledge and skills for STEM integration in grades 7-12 instruction, and a three-year induction program that supports and mentors recipients in their professional growth and development.

Who can apply?

College-level juniors and seniors who:

  • are interested in becoming a middle or high school teacher in a STEM discipline
  • wish to CODO into, are admitted to, or are currently enrolled in one of the following Purdue University degree programs:
    • Secondary mathematics education
    • Secondary science education (biology; chemistry; earth, atmospheric and planetary science; or physics)
    • Secondary engineering and technology education
  • have least three semesters remaining in their academic program
  • have an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

You can apply for a scholarship at any time. Review of applications for the upcoming academic year will begin on March 15 and continue in the order received until all scholarships for the academic year have been awarded.

As of September 2019, we have 10 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships available for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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21ST CENTURY STEM TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The 21st Century STEM Teachers Scholarship Program at Purdue University aims to strengthen Indiana’s future by expanding the number and diversity of students who pursue a degree and career in K-12 STEM teaching and who develop enhanced knowledge and skills for integrating engineering design into science, mathematics and technology instruction.

Who can apply?

High school seniors through college-level juniors who are admitted to or currently enrolled in one of the following Purdue University degree programs:

  • Secondary mathematics education
  • Secondary science education (biology; chemistry; earth, atmospheric and space science; or physics)
  • Elementary education
  • Dual licensure in elementary education and special education

Review of applications for 2018-2019 academic year will begin on October 1, 2018.  After this review, applications will be accepted and reviewed in the order received until all 2018-2019 scholarships have been awarded.

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