The Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program


The Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program (BNTSP) will recruit, certify, and mentor four high-achieving senior STEM majors at the four undergraduate colleges at Columbia University (Barnard College, Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies) who are interested in teaching in high-need K-12 schools. 

BNTSP is now also recruiting eight 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 in Teaching (MAT) 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