To apply for the Noyce Scholarship program, you must complete the following steps:


Step1: Complete the application.


Step2: Write a 200– 500-word personal statement describing your educational and career goals.


Step 3: Include a current résumé that details your education, work experience, honors and awards, extracurricular events and community activities, and


Step4: Provide unofficial copies of education transcripts from the last two years.


Step 5: Provide two sealed letters of recommendation that address your academic achievement and potential for success as a teacher.

Step 6: Complete an interview. (This will be scheduled upon receipt of application.)


Send your completed application, personal statement, résumé, transcript, and letters of recommendation to:


Noyce Scholarship Program

University of South Carolina

c/o Mrs. Kathy Henson

Instruction & Teacher Education (ITE)

Wardlaw 028

820 S. Main St.

Columbia, SC 29208


Hand deliver to Mrs. Henson in Wardlaw 028 or to Angela Wright in Wardlaw 107


To apply for the program in 2021-2022, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled at the University of South Carolina.
  • Majoring in a field of science, engineering sciences, or mathematics (i.e. STEM majors). 
  • Selected an academic major that will serve as a teaching specialization in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geoscience, Earth Science, or Mathematics. 
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Be a junior or senior in the 2021-2022 school year. (Preference is given to juniors but we will accept applications from seniors, MT, and second year MAT students.)



You must also:

  • Pursue an academic major in a STEM field as described above (e.g., biology, chemistry, statistics, mathematics, physics, or earth science) that will serve as their teaching specialization in grades 9 through12.
  • Teach middle or high school for a minimum of two years for each year of scholarship support in a “high-need” school in the United States. Scholarship monies must be returned if the Noyce Scholar does not complete the teaching requirement.
  • Attend full time and complete your bachelor’s degree and Masters of Teaching (MT) or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
  • Complete the USC Noyce Scholarship agreement.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (1660700)