Noyce MASTERS | Math and Science Teacher Education Readiness Scholarships


Dr. Sabrina Hessinger
Professor of Mathematics
Armstrong State University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419


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Noyce MASTERS Scholarship Program

Are you a science or math major at Armstrong? Do you have a science or math degree and want to return to school to become a teacher? 

Any science or mathematics student or graduate may be named a  "STEM Education Scholar" and receive the scholarships outlined below:
  • Rising juniors may receive up to $10,000 a year for 3 years
  • Rising Seniors may receive up to $10,000 a year for 2 years.
  • Graduates may receive up to $10,000 a year for 1 -1 ½ years.

About the Noyce Scholarship Program

The NSF-funded Noyce Math and Science Teacher Education Readiness Scholarships (MASTERS) program is a collaborative project between the College of Science and Technology, College of Education, and  the Savannah-Chatham Public School System. The project answers the call of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Office to strengthen K-12 education, retain and graduate more STEM majors and more STEM teachers.

The shortage of math and science teachers in Georgia is critical especially in southeast Georgia. The projected need in southeast Georgia over the next five years is for 88 new middle and 91 new high school science/math teachers. This project is designed to increase the number of highly qualified, Master’s level prepared science and math educators with the training and experience to teach in high-needs districts in Savannah and the surrounding areas of southeast Georgia.

We are currently recruiting and supporting a diverse and exceptional pool of STEM teacher candidates. We are especially targeting African American and Hispanic/Latino STEM students to become teachers since our local student population reflects a high number of minority students.  Students will receive scholarships, course credit, and hands-on integration into local classrooms to see what teaching is really like!

Please see the program requirements below to see if you are eligible for this competitive scholarship!  Be sure to apply by May 1, 2015.

Scholarship Requirements

  • You must have had a 2.5 GPA overall and  a 2.75 in your science and mathematics courses.  
  • You must maintain this GPA to be eligible for continued support in subsequent years.
  • Your must have a science or mathematics major.  The PI, Dr. Hessinger, retains full discretion in determining if your degree qualifies you for the program.  If you have any questions, please email Dr. Hessinger.
  • You must have at least a 1000 combined SAT score or an ACT score greater than 43 (combined verbal and mathematics) or you must pass the GACE basic skill exam before any funds will be awarded.  
  • You must successfully pass a background check before any funds will be dispersed.
  • You must provide 3 letters of recommendation.
  • You must provide a current transcript
  • You MUST agree to the requirements of the scholarship:  You are committing to teach in a high-needs school for 2 years for every year of support.  If you do not teach after receiving these funds, they will be payable back to Armstrong.
  • If you stop attending Armstrong and do not complete your certification in teaching, you must return the scholarship funds.
  • You must agree to participate in all Noyce Masters activities, learning communities, meetings, and tutoring requirements

I want to teach math or science