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UK-NOYCE Scholarship Application Packet 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the UK-NOYCE Fellowship Application.
  2. Email the following to
  • Copy of your transcripts (unofficial is fine) from all collegiate institutions.
  • Write a personal statement no more than 1000 words. The personal statement should address the following:

1) Why you want to teach in STEM;

2) What you feel your strengths as a teacher would be; and

3) What prepares you to be successful to teach in a high-needs school in Kentucky.

  • Complete STEM Course Form: NOYCECourseForm

    • Please include all Math, Science, Technology (including Computer Science), Engineering, and Mathematics courses you have taken thus far in your college career.
  • Provide two sealed letters of recommendation by people who can indicate your future success in teaching mathematics and science or have them email the recommendations to
    • Two letters of recommendation prepared by people that can indicate your future success in teaching mathematics or science. The recommendation may come from an individual who is familiar with your character, personality, work ethic, and dependability.
    • Unsealed recommendations cannot be accepted.

Email your completed application, STEM Course Form, personal statement, transcripts and letters of recommendation to:

To apply for the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a STEM undergraduate major and be junior or senior status or be post-bacc status leading towards enrollment in the STEM Education program.*
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens
  • Teach for a minimum of two years in a “high-need” school in an identified (high need) public school district for each year they receive the fellowship. (1 year support = 2 years teaching; 2 years support = 4 years teaching). Scholarship monies must be returned if the Noyce Scholar does not complete the teaching requirement.

**For each school year, we anticipate having ten $10,000 fellowships available.**

* Because of the NSF requirement of a STEM major, elementary and middle grades certification students are not eligible unless they are also majoring in a STEM discipline.