Who Was Robert
Robert Noyce (December 12, 1927 - June 3, 1990) was one of the very first scientists to work in the Silicon Valley and ran two of the companies that had the greatest impact on the silicon industry: Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel. He also invented the integrated chip, one of the stepping stones along the way to the microprocessors in today's computers.
What is a "high-need"
A high-need district is defined by NSF as meeting one of the following definitions:
How many years must I teach in a
"high-need" school district?
If you receive a Noyce scholarship, you must teach for two years in a high-need school district for each year of scholarship support you receive.
Will CSUB (or the National
Science Foundation) select the school and/or district where I
No, you may teach in the school of your choice, provided it is in a high-need school district. A sample list of California high-need districts is provided here.
I'm thinking of moving out of
state after graduation. Must I fulfill my commitment to teach in a high-need
school district in California?
No, you may teach in any high-need school district, provided it is in the United States.
Is the Noyce scholarship based
on financial need?
No, the Noyce scholarship is merit-based (and prestigious: it will look great on your resume!).