Thanks to a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, The University of Findlay is offering individuals the chance to be awarded up $37,500 in scholarships to earn a teaching license in mathematics or life science.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which is designed to help prepare well-qualified math and science teachers for high-need schools, is currently accepting applications for fall. Only 32 students will be selected as Findlay ATOMS Scholars (Acquiring Teaching Opportunities in Mathematics and Science).
There are two different options for the program that individuals can apply for, an undergraduate student option or a one-year licensure option for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree.
Undergraduate Student Option
Undergraduate students who are selected for the program will receive up to $37,500 in scholarships over three years, a teaching assistant position their senior year of study at UF and one year of graduate courses. Upon completion of the program, students will hold a bachelor’s degree, a master of arts in education and are eligible for an AYA teaching license in either mathematics or life science. Students enter the program as a college junior.
One-Year Licensure Option
The one-year licensure option is for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and are looking to make a career change to become a teacher. Selected individuals will earn $14,000 in scholarships for a one-year post baccalaureate license in AYA Mathematics or AYA Life Science.
For more information about applying to become an ATOMS scholar, visit Findlay.edu and search “ATOMS”.