The State University of New York at Fredonia has established a Robert Noyce Scholarship Program providing $7500 scholarships to support students currently enrolled in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field to seek certification to teach science or mathematics in high-needs middle or high schools.
High-needs schools are in "districts with high concentrations of students with extraordinary needs and low fiscal capacity, as measured by high Need/Resource Capacity" 1. This Need/Resource Capacity "is a measure of a district's ability to meet the needs of its students with local resources" 2. It's a ratio of an estimate of the poverty percentage in the district to its combined wealth 3 (See a sample list of high-needs schools in Western New York).
To apply for a scholarship, you must meet certain eligibility requirements:
This Grant has now reached the end of its funding period. We are pursue other funding
opportunities to provide additional STEM teacher preparation support in the future.