SCHOLARSHI P AN NOUNCEMENT FOR AS PIRING M ATH

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					    SCHOLARSHI P AN NOUNCEMENT FOR AS PIRING M ATH & SCIENC E
                           TEACHERS

                          UCI NOYCE STEM TEACHING SCHOLARSHIPS
                               Awarded for Academic Year 2008-2009

    Scholarship Applications will be accepted thorough Oct. 31, 2008 or until all scholarships have been
                                                 awarded.

The National Science Foundation has awarded UC Irvine a grant to provide scholarships to students
who are aspiring middle school and high school mathematics and science teachers. It is called the UCI
Noyce STEM Teaching Scholarship Program. Approximately 8-15 scholarships ranging from $7,500
and $10,000 per student, per year, will be awarded each academic year during the grant period.
Eligible recipients are: UCI credential program candidates who use the scholarship during their
credential year.

To request an application or get more information, contact:
Admissions & Scholarships Counselor
Department of Education Office of Student Services
Phone: 949-824-7832
Scholarship application documents can also be downloaded from:
http://www.gse.uci.edu/PS_FYE_NFG.php.

Purpose:
The goal of the program is to provide financial incentives and academic support for aspiring
mathematics and science teachers who will teach in high-need schools.

Eligibility 1 :
   Credential Year Scholarships
   • UCI credential program candidates in single subject math or science may apply to receive
      the scholarship during their credential program year. (This includes the UCI M.A.T. program
      candidates and Intern Program candidates.) The scholarship award is contingent on: a) 2008-
      2009 enrollment in a UCI teacher credential program, b) holding a bachelor’s degree in math,
      one of the sciences, computer science, or engineering, and c) proof of status as a U.S. citizen,
      U.S. national, or permanent resident.
   • One or more scholarships each year will be reserved for applicants who have transferred to UCI
      from Santa Ana College, Compton Community College, or other regional community colleges.




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  All scholarship awardees will be strongly advised to meet with a UCI financial aid counselor before accepting this
scholarship, to determine its impact on any other need-based financial aid awards that have been or will be offered to the
student.

UCI Noyce Scholarship Announcement, updated 8/8/08                                                                    1
Criteria for evaluating scholarship applications:
   1) Academic merit will be a primary consideration, based on:
   • Academic performance as measured on transcripts,
   • Demonstrated and potential ability to meet the entrance requirements for the UCI credential
       program,
   • Letters of recommendation, and
   • A personal narrative that demonstrates the applicant’s relevant experience and commitment to
       teaching in a high-need school environment.
   2) Financial need will be a secondary consideration.
   3) Intension to fulfill the “high-need school” teaching service obligation (see terms and conditions,
   below) in the Orange County or surrounding area will also be a secondary consideration in the
   application evaluation. This information is provided in the personal narrative.

Primary Terms and Conditions 2 : Teaching in a High-need School
   • Scholarship recipients must earn a California “preliminary” teaching credential for single
     subject mathematics or one of the science disciplines, and must teach mathematics or science in
     a high-need school (as defined by the National Science Foundation) for two years for every
     one year of scholarship received. The high-need school teaching obligation must be fulfilled
     within six years of earning the California “preliminary” teaching credential. If these conditions
     are not satisfied, the scholarship must be repaid to UCI. Most school districts in California have
     some high-need schools, which are characterized by 50% or more of the students participating
     in the federal free or reduced-price lunch program.

Other Terms and Conditions
   • All scholarship recipients agree to complete scholarship-related surveys and interviews that
      provide data for program evaluation, as requested during the scholarship year and during the
      high-need teaching obligation years.
   • During the high-need school teaching obligation, all scholarship recipients are eligible to apply
      for up to $500 in mini-grants to support professional development activities.




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  Before accepting a scholarship, awardees will receive a scholarship contract, for which they will provide a notarized
signature indicating their agreement to terms and conditions associated with scholarship repayment.

UCI Noyce Scholarship Announcement, updated 8/8/08                                                                    2

				
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