Robert Noyce Mathematics Teacher Scholarship Program (TAMIU-NMTSP)
Application deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015
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Objective: The goal of TAMIU Noyce Program is to encourage talented students with strong mathematics skills to become math majors (if not already) and join the TAMIU-NMTSP, which is a multi-faceted program designed to provide components which are highly enriched in mathematics content, pedagogy, and will result in highly-qualified, field-tested and certified teachers who will embark on the mission to serve the high-need student population in the South Texas region.
The TAMIU-NMTSP provides grants up to $10,000 per year for students to graduate and teach mathematics to grades 7-12 in a public or private school that serves students from high need areas. About 36 Noyce scholarships will be awarded throughout the program, as each scholarship supports selected junior and senior students up to two years, effective 2014. We have already awarded 10 scholarships in Fall 2014.
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- TAMIU students must have finished or currently be finishing their sophomore year, majoring in mathematics or a mathematics-related major; Laredo Community College (LCC) students must have finished their sophomore year and meet other eligibility criteria listed below, as LCC has no mathematics specific degrees. Education majors are NOT eligible.
- Must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
- Preferably enrolled to be full-time students (at least an equivalent of 15 semester credit hours); part-time students are eligible, but will receive a prorated scholarship not to exceed 5 years of support.
- Selection process will ensure the most qualified applicants are selected based on academic merit, with consideration given to financial need and increasing participation of minorities, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented genders relative to specific teaching areas.
- Submit official transcript in which the minimum overall GPA is 2.75, with a 3.00 GPA preferred in mathematics courses; students with a mathematics GPA range of 2.75 to 3.00 will be considered on a case-by-case basis; students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 throughout the program.
- Minimum scores on Texas Higher Education Exam: Reading 240, Writing 240, and Mathematics 250; or on the COMPASS exam, minimum scores of 86 in Reading, 59/6 in Writing, and 45 in Algebra. Unless otherwise exempt or waived, all students registering at a Texas public college must take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test.
Program contact information: Dr. Rohitha Goonatilake - PI (firstname.lastname@example.org, 956-326-2588), Dr. Katie D. Lewis - CoPI (email@example.com, 956-326-3090), or Dr. Runchang Lin (firstname.lastname@example.org, 956-326-2569)