Noyce Undergraduate Scholarship

Secondary STEM Education Program juniors and seniors can qualify for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship to support students pursuing a chemistry or physics degree to become science teachers in secondary schools.


  • The Noyce scholarship provides up to $11,000 per year to junior and senior students pursuing a chemistry or physics degree and participating in the Secondary STEM Education program at the University of Arkansas.
  • Students are required to teach for two years each year of scholarship support.


  • Pursuing a degree in physics or chemistry.
  • Or pursuing a degree in mathematics and plan to license in physical science and complete a minor in physics. Secondary STEM Education classes may be used as elective credits in the physics minor.



  • Academically progressing toward a physics or chemistry degree and Secondary STEM Education minor.
  • Active member in the Secondary STEM Education Student Organization.


  • Two years of service in a high-need public school for each year of support received.
  • Provide annual certification of employment, contact information, and program surveys.


  • Potential to engage underrepresented communities in science.
  • Complete and submit the online application form.
  • Read the scholarship agreement (PDF). If the scholarship is funded, you will be required to fill out and sign the agreement before any money can be disbursed.

Contact Us

To apply or for questions, please contact William Oliver III, Ph.D., Noyce Scholarship coordinator.

A Noyce Fellowship Program is available for graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching.