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Noyce@FGCU STEM Scholarship

National Science Foundation Scholarship

Noyce@FGCU STEM Scholarships is a cooperative initiative of FGCU’s College of Education and the  Whitaker Center for STEM Education, and the school districts of CharlotteCollierGladesHendry and Lee Counties.

Noyce students and teacherTo help meet the critical demand for teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), FGCU offers scholarships for qualified, talented students majoring in STEM disciplines and minoring in education who commit to becoming certified teachers and serving in local public schools after graduation.

With funding from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, Noyce@FGCU offers financial support for up to 4 years of tuition and housing for STEM majors.

Information about the Noyce@FGCU Program


  • Juniors & Seniors: up to $14,000 for in-state tuition and housing
  • Teacher Certification Exam assistance 
  • Monthly professional development activities
  • Summer opportunities to work with K-12 STEM students
  • Support for teacher candidates with certification and teaching

Noyce@FGCU scholars take all of the required courses for a STEM major and an education minor.  Scholars commit to employment as a teacher in a high-need school district for 2 years for each year of scholarship support, up to a total of 4 years.  (All 5 local counties are high-need.)

Graduates become certified teachers after one year of in-service teaching and receive mentoring through both the College of Education and the district to ensure their success.

Summer Internships: The Whitaker Center and other FGCU entities usually have several paid opportunities for STEM students who think they might be interested in teaching to get involved with K-12 teachers or students during the summer! These opportunities focus on STEM education and applicants must be U.S. Citizens, Nationals, or permanent residents.

Please contact Dr. Katie Johnson (kjohnson@fgcu.edu) if you are interested


Minimum Requirements:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • STEM major
  • US Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident Alien

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enjoy working with grade 6-12 students in schools, summer camps, after school programs, or tutoring
  • Applicants should submit an application through the Noyce@FGCU website.  
    • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants also need to apply through the scholarship portal on the FGCU Foundation scholarship website. While it is only open from November 15 to March 1, late links to apply can be provided as necessary. Please contact the Whitaker Center with questions.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Brian Johnson, Director of the Whitaker Center.

Email: bpjohnson@fgcu.edu

Phone: 239-590-7444

or Dr. Katie Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics

Email: kjohnson@fgcu.edu

Phone: 239-590-7235


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under DUE-Grant No. 1540824.