Scholarships For Third- and Fourth-Year Students

The Elon University Noyce Scholars Program offers two-year scholarships for students, typically during their junior and senior years in Elon Mathematics or Science Teacher Education Programs. Students apply during the sophomore year. Up to six Elon Noyce Scholars per year receive a $21,900 scholarship each year for two years, totalling $43,800 per student.  On a per-year basis, then, the Noyce Scholarships is the largest individual academic scholarship available to an Elon undergraduate. Scholars will complete the innovative research-based undergraduate Teacher Education Program, leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, or a Science and teacher licensure (grades 9-12).

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) results indicate that students in Elon’s Teacher Education Programs rate their Elon experiences in the top 10% nationally in terms of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, and supportive campus environment. Students will benefit from Elon University’s mutually supportive and collaborative relationship with the Alamance Burlington School System, which includes high-need high schools where field experiences with excellent teachers will prepare Scholars to fulfill their teaching service obligations. Their program will enhance the regular teacher education program with special professional development opportunities and documented extra mentoring by university and secondary-school educators.

Prospective Noyce Scholars will submit the following:

  1. an online application form;
  2. transcripts from Elon and other college-level institutions that reflect an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  3. an online recommendation form from a STEM faculty member familiar with the student’s work ethic and commitment to STEM education.

Finalists will be individually interviewed by members of the Noyce Advisory Board. Interviews will be used to assess the finalists’ commitment to working in a high-need school district.

Noyce Scholars will have to satisfy requirements for entry to Elon Teacher Education programs, although all of these requirements do not have to be completed at the time of application:

  1. Successful completion (grade of C or higher) of SOC 243 or EDU 211;
  2. Submission of completed application packet;
  3. Achievement of required score on appropriate test – (Praxis I or SAT);
  4. Demonstration of grammar competency;
  5. Grade of C- or higher in ENG 110;
  6. Recommendation from major department; and Teacher Education Committee.

Scholarship and stipend recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit, with consideration for financial need and diversity. Upon selection, scholarship recipients will sign an agreement to complete the appropriate teacher education program; provide up-to-date contact information; participate in surveys provided by the institution of higher education and program evaluators as part of project-level and program evaluation efforts; and complete the four years of teaching in a high-need school district.

Contact Jeff Carpenter at if you have any questions.

  • We are not currently accepting applications for scholarships.

Current Scholars and Interns with Dr. Carpenter.