NHS Featured Scholarship Opportunities

For additional scholarship opportunities please visit Financial Aid's website at http://www.unco.edu/ofa/scholarships/.

Chemistry Community College Transfer Scholarship
A competitive scholarship (up to $10,000/year) program offered through UNC with funding through National Science Foundation.  Besides receiving up to $10,000 per year in scholarship funds, Chemistry CCTS Scholars will be able to access:

  • More direct student support from services like Financial Aid and Career Services
  • Interdisciplinary science courses
  • In-depth degree and career advising from chemistry faculty
  • Funds to support research experiences and research-related travel
  • Travel to research sites in Colorado
  • Research with faculty

Qualifications

  • Community college student transfer students with Associates Science (A.S.) or Arts (A.A.) degree and a strong desire to obtain a chemistry degree
  • 2.50 cumulative college GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need by FAFSA
  • Completed Chemistry CCTS Application form with two reference letters included.

NASA-Funded MAST Program Seeks Participants
The Research Experience Institute, a NASA-funded collaboration of UNC’s Math and Science Teaching Institute and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, is accepting applications for an internship program. The program for secondary school science teachers provides resources for understanding global climate change research and opportunities to partner with climate scientists and other educators to create new curriculum for immediate use in the classroom. In addition to taking three online courses during the school year, participants in the summer will work for four weeks with scientists at the NCAR facilities in Boulder conducting research and developing new climate change classroom exercises. A $4,250 stipend is available.

The NASA RETI program has stopped taking applications for the 2010-2011 school year, but will be accepting applications for the 2011-2012 year in late summer of 2011. The official call will be advertised in early summer.

For more information, visit http://mast.unco.edu/RETI/, which includes links to a brochure and an application form, or contact Steve Anderson, MAST Director, at steven.anderson@unco.edu.

UNC’s Noyce Scholarship Program, 2011-2012

Applications for 2012-2013 Noyce Scholarships will be available Fall 2011.

By April 10, 2011,  the Noyce Scholarship Program will select SIX Noyce Scholars and TWO Noyce Post-Bacs for the 2011-2012 Academic year.

The scholarship program is intended for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year, are majoring in a science or mathematics field, enrolled in the secondary teacher education program (PTEP), and would like to pursue a teaching career in mathematics or science. 

Scholarships are also given to professionals who have completed their bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field, accepted in the UNC Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program in mathematics or science, and would like to pursue a teaching career in mathematics or science. Applicants must be a United States citizen, national or permanent resident alien at the time of applying.

UNC junior and senior students who become Noyce Scholars, will receive $16,000 per year. Scholarship recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for every year of scholarship received. Note: If the teaching obligation is not met, the scholarship converts to a loan, appreciates interest, and must be repaid in full. 

UNC Post-Baccalaureates who become Noyce Post-Bacs, will receive $16,000 for one year. Scholarship recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for every year of scholarship received. Note: If the teaching obligation is not met, the scholarship converts to a loan, appreciates interest, and must be repaid in full.
Additional information can be found at  http://mast.unco.edu/programs/noyce/.

Contact: Lori Reinsvold, Program Coordinator, lori.reinsvold@unco.edu; 970-351-1280.

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