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Noyce Scholarship Program

NSFStudents enrolled in the Alternative Careers in Teaching program are eligible to apply for stipends of $13,000 through the act!/Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program supported by the National Science Foundation.

Funding for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is provided by the National Science Foundation grants DUE-0833324 and DUE-0934682

Contact Dr. Michael Beeth for more information about the Noyce Scholarship program.

American Chemical Society Scholarships

The ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate and Second Career Teacher Scholarships are awarded to recent graduates and professionals in the chemistry field pursuing a Masters degree in education or becoming certified as a chemistry/science teacher.

Scholarship recipients can receive up to $6,000 for full-time study or up to $3,000 for part-time study.* Recipients who meet the award criteria are eligible to renew the award annually up to three years.  The scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses. Scholarships cannot be applied to expenses retroactively. Interested applicants must submit an online application.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a Bachelors degree or higher in chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline
  • Have at least some work experience in a chemistry-related profession**
  • Be accepted into an education masters program or teacher certification program (e.g., the act! program)
  • Demonstrate an interest and commitment to becoming a secondary educator
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Applications are due by April 1, 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year. Apply at the web links above.

* Due to scholarship guidelines, scholarship stipends are distributed in equal installments two times per academic year. This may result in scholars receiving half of their total scholarship if they complete their program by the Fall semester.

STEM Teacher Scholarships

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Education Foundation offers $5,000 scholarships on a competitive basis for students pursuing STEM teaching degrees.

There are a number of different criteria for these scholarships, but the one that act! program students would fit under would be the following: credential/licensure candidates, must be U.S. citizens with a completed B.S. degree or graduate degree in a STEM major.

Scholarship awards are subject to availability of funding, and they are restricted to tuition, mandatory fees, and books. Applications are available in March and need to be submitted by May 1, 2015. See AFCEA STEM for more information or to apply.

The WISEdash database

To determine the free and reduced lunch rate for a School District, an individual building or a grade, access the WISEdash web page and follow the instructions below.

Click on the dark blue Enrollment tab then move to the grey boxes and select the “District” you are interested in and then under “Group by” select “Economic Status”. This will bring up a graph for the most recent data on Economic status for all groups of students and all schools in a District. To see trends in this data for several years, click on Enrollment again and select “Enrollment (Trends-Other Subgroups)”. Hoover over any bar on the chart that pops up to see the percentage of students who are economically dis/advantaged.

If you followed these instructions for the Antigo Unified School District you would see 54.5% for the 2012-13 school year.

You can drill down to a specific school or grade level by selecting Grade Group and School in the grey boxes.

Note: You can view other demographic and academic data for a school or a building by changing the parameters of your search.