Welcome to the Noyce Scholarship Program web site at Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI).

Are you interested in teaching middle or secondary school mathematics or science in a small rural area in Appalachia? The Noyce Scholarship Program may provide financial assistance for helping you achieve this goal. The Noyce Scholarship Program is supported by the National Science Foundation and can provide up to two (2) years of academic loan/scholarship support for juniors, seniors, and graduate students (who are at institutions requiring fifth-year or post-baccalaureate programs for teacher certification) majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) discipline and seeking to become teachers in mathematics and/or science. Loans/scholarships are also available for one year for STEM professionals seeking teacher certification. Current K-12 teachers seeking new or re-certification are not eligible for Noyce scholarships.

Successful applicants receive a loan up to $10,000 (not to exceed the cost of attendance) per academic year for academic/professional work leading to mathematics or science teacher certification. A year of teaching service in an approved school district is required for the loan (principal and interest) to be converted to a scholarship. One year of service is required for each year of academic support.

Participating institutions include Ohio University, University of Kentucky, and University of Virginia's College at Wise.

Read more about the Noyce Scholarship Program.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation