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The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship

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The School of Science and Mathematics, jointly with the School of Education, is pleased to announce the availability of National Science Foundation funded full scholarships for students enrolled in STEM teacher preparation degree programs at The Citadel. 

Who Can Apply

Students interested in

  • BS Biology (Secondary Teaching Specialization)
  • BA Chemistry (Secondary Teaching Specialization)
  • MAT Biology
  • MAT Mathematics

For undergraduates, the scholarship covers the last two years of their baccalaureate degree at the in-state rate (the amount is expected to be up to $23,368 for 2016-2017). Graduate students would receive paid tuition for up to 36 credit hours at the in-state rate and only for required courses at The Citadel (up to $557 per credit hour for 2016-2017).
Part-time students may receive prorated scholarships not to exceed 6 years of support.

Pledge To Teach Contract

Recipients of the Noyce Scholarship will be required to sign an agreement to commit to teach in a high-need school district partnering in the program (Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester 4, Hampton 1) for two years for each year of scholarship.Service must be completed within 8 years after graduation from the program for which the scholarship was awarded.

Additionally, they will be required to demonstrate proof of employment each year, provide up to date contact information, and be responsible for responding to all communications and completing all surveys associated with the Noyce Scholarship program.

Failure to satisfy the academic requirements of the program or to complete the service requirements will result in forfeiture of the scholarship, which will revert to a loan with repayments pro-rated accordingly to reflect partial service completed. The Citadel adheres to the South Carolina Student Loan Program Agreement for all scholarship recipients.

Additional Components of Program

This scholarship program results from a generous award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the period 2013-2018. The NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.

The Citadel implementation of the program offers more than just the scholarship funds. We provide an advising and support framework to complement the financial aid. This includes:

  • Internship in a high-need school. We will place you in a high-need high school in a partner school district (Berkeley, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester 4, Hampton 1).
  • Regular seminar sessions for networking.
  • Attendance of a national STEM teacher meeting (such as NSTA and NCTM).
  • In the first year of teaching, we partner you with an experienced mentor at the school.
  • Providing professional development opportunities at The Citadel, including the new online MEd (Interdisciplinary STEM Education).


You are strongly encouraged to discuss your application with one of the faculty involved with the teacher preparation programs:

  • Project Coordinator: Dr. Kristy Johnson, email:, (843) 953-7879
  • Biology: Dr. Joel Gramling, email:, (843) 953-6459
  • Chemistry: Dr. Lisa Zuraw, email:, (843) 953-4976
  • Mathematics: Dr. Richard Robinson, email:

 nsf_logoScholarships are funded by grant NSF DUE-1339901



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