The Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program


The Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program (BNTSP) will recruit, certify, and mentor 5 high-achieving Barnard College rising seniors majoring in STEM who are interested in teaching in high-need K-12 schools. 

BNTSP is now also recruiting 10 Columbia University graduates (from the four undergraduate colleges) for the 2017-2018 academic year to complete either the Math or Science Education Initial Certification Master of Arts (MA) degree program at Teachers College (TC).

Scholar Benefits

For Undergraduates:

  • Up to $15,000 of scholarship funding for your senior year at BC, CC, SEAS, or GS
  • $4,600 Summer Internship funding for research experiences in Science, Mathematics, or STEM education in the summer following your senior year
  • If needed, $24,500 stipend for a 9th semester for rising seniors to complete student teaching
  • Opportunities to participate in the STEM Colloquium Series and dialogue with STEM professionals and other students about STEM educational issues
  • Mentoring by faculty in Education and Science or Mathematics during student teaching and your first years of teaching

For Graduates (From the Class of 2013 - Class of 2017):

Up to $30,000 of scholarship funding to complete the Initial Certification Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Degree Program in Math or Science Education at Teachers College:

  • MATH-INIT: Secondary Certification (Math)
  • SCIB-INIT: Secondary Certification (Biology)
  • SCIC-INIT: Secondary Certification (Chemistry)
  • SCIE-INIT: Secondary Certification (Earth Science)
  • SCIP-INIT: Secondary Certification (Physics)

For All Noyce Scholars:

  • Funding to attend Noyce Conferences and other professional conferences, such as NSTA, NCTM, AERA, or NARST while at CU or TC
  • Web-based mentoring during your first years of teaching
  • Opportunities to join and network with a nationally recognized group of talented STEM scholars who commit to teaching in high-need schools


  • Scholarship recipients must teach for two years in an approved high-need school district for each year of support received.

    1 year of support = 2-year teaching commitment

    2 years of support = 4-year teaching commitment


For more information about the Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program, please contact Noyce Program Coordinator Melissa Flores at or Professor Maria Rivera Maulucci at


*This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1239945