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STEM Teaching NSF Noyce Scholarship

Chemeketa has partnered with Pacific University and the National Science Foundation Noyce Program to support students seeking teaching careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).

The Pacific Chemeketa Noyce Inspires (PCNI) Program creates a four-year pathway with financial and academic support to ensure student success in becoming a STEM teacher. Graduates are in high demand and earn an average of $50,000 a year in the first year of STEM teaching.

Year 1 - Enroll in Chemeketa and apply to become an PCNI STEM Teaching Explorer. You will receive a $750 scholarship, quarterly advising meetings, and complete ONE of the following:

  • Take ED240, which includes a teaching practicum at a local school
  • Complete an individually designed STEM teaching experience arranged with PCNI staff

Year 2 - Complete your AAOT at Chemeketa as an PCNI STEM Teaching Intern. You will receive a $2,000 scholarship, quarterly advising meetings, and a summer teaching internship position.

Year 3 - Transfer to Pacific University Forest Grove Campus as an NSF PSiMS Scholar to continue work on your bachelor’s degree in a STEM teaching field and receive up to a $20,000 scholarship and academic advising.

Year 4 - Complete your bachelor's degree as an NSF Noyce Scholar at Pacific University in a STEM field and receive a $35,000 scholarship.

To apply for funding for this program use the application link in the Apply Now box. Application is open during the registration period of each academic term. Scholarships for this program are awarded during spring term.

For assistance or additional information contact the Education Program. We look forward to working with you to meet your goals to become an educator.