Grants, Awards and Scholarships

Undergraduate Funding

Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) - MSTI offers up to $8,000 over two years for undergraduate students interested in teaching math or science with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. MSTI offers early classroom exposure in a Kern High School District school.

NSF Noyce Scholarship - The NSF-funded Robert Noyce Scholarship offers up to $20,000 over two years for undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Funding is limited to juniors, seniors, or credentialing year students.

Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) – The APLE program will pay back up to $19,000 in student loans while the participant is teaching in a high needs field in a high needs school.

Graduate Funding

NSF Noyce Fellowship - The NSF-funded Robert Noyce Fellowship Program provides Fellowships to Graduate Students in the Credential Track of the new MS in Science Education beginning Fall 2012. Fellows will receive scholarship support and salary supplements during 4 years of employment as science teachers in high needs school districts.

Other Funding Opportunities

Teach for America - Teach for America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by developing committed leaders in our classrooms today who will continue to fight for students tomorrow. They recruit committed recent college graduates of all backgrounds to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools; train and develop these corps members so that they have an immediate positive impact on their students; foster the leadership of our alumni as they address this problem from all sectors.

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Troops to Teachers - Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. TTT offers financial support for both the certification process and for employment in a high needs school.

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