Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Now Offers Master’s Opportunity

Posted February 21st, 2013 at 2:26 pm.

From left: Tasnim Aziz '13, Dominique DeLeon (Hfd '12), Evren Cakir (Hfd '12), Hannah Weinstein '13, Professor Victor Donnay, Dorothy Shu '13 and Noyce Coordinator Bonnie Hallam

From left: Tasnim Aziz '13, Dominique DeLeon (Hfd '12), Evren Cakir (Hfd '12), Hannah Weinstein '13, Professor Victor Donnay, Dorothy Shu '13 and Noyce Coordinator Bonnie Hallam

Bryn Mawr students and alumnae chosen to participate in The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program now have the option of using Noyce funding to complete their master’s degree in education at the University of Pennsylvania. The Noyce Scholarship Program began in 2009 but funding was limited to Bi-Co study only.

As part of the Quaker consortium, Bryn Mawr juniors and seniors have long been able to apply to submatriculate into the Penn graduate program in education and take up to two courses while undergraduates that will count towards their master’s degree.

In addition to current juniors and seniors, the Noyce funding is also available to alumnae who wish to return to complete their one year master’s at Penn. Interested alumnae must concurrently apply for the Noyce Scholarship and the master’s program at Penn to be eligible.

Applications for this year’s scholarships are due in mid-March.

This spring, Dorothy Shu ’13, Hannah Weinstein ’13, and Tasnim Aziz ’13, will be the first Noyce Scholars to graduate from Bryn Mawr. That group was joined by Noyce Scholars Dominique DeLeon (Hfd ’12), and Evren Cakir (Hfd ’12) at the “Lighting the Way” celebration earlier this year.

“The Noyce Program has made me feel much more secure in my decision to become a teacher because I have a support network,” says Weinstein. “I hear that the first two years of teaching are a huge struggle for most people. Knowing that I will have resources and people to turn to while going through that tough time is a huge comfort to me, and I think will make me a better teacher when the time comes.”

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation and seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The leadership team includes Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay, Term Professor of Education Alice Lesnick, and Associate Professor of Mathematics Joshua Sabloff of Haverford.

For more information about the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, see the Bi-Co Noyce Website or email noyce@brynmawr.edu.

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