Financial Support

Financial Support

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities for future science and mathematics teachers. For chemistry, engineering, and physics undergraduates interested in exploring teaching as a career, please see CalTeach Physical Sciences and Engineering for an internship opportunity. Forpotential science and mathematics teacher credential candidates, please see all opportunities below.

CalTeach Physical Sciences and Engineering

For UCSB Undergraduates in Chemistry, Engineering, or Physics

UCSB undergraduates in chemistry, engineering, and physics can earn up to $5,000 a year for their participation as CTPSE Noyce Interns in Dos Pueblo’s Engineering Academy and/or Santa Barabar High School’s Green Academy (the engineering component). We will award up to 10 Noyce Internships each year. There are two options for participation. Internship applications are due in March 2014. Please see the CTPSE Noyce Intern Scholarship Application.

For UCSB Teacher Candidates Pursuing a Credential in Chemistry or Physics

UCSB teacher candidates pursuing a credential in physics or chemistry can apply for a CTPSE Noyce Teacher Scholar award of up to $20,000. Each Scholar will complete her or his yearlong student teaching experience in either the Dos Pueblos High School or Santa Barbara High School Academies. Each will also participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, CTPSE Noyce Teacher Scholars must teach for two years in a high need school district. High need is defined as: (a) a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line; (b) a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which the teachers were trained to teach; or (c) a high teacher turnover rate. The grace period for acquiring employment in a high need school district is one year. If not employed in a high need school district by year 2 and/or if two years of service in a high need school are not completed by year 8, the scholarship reverts to a loan with repayments pro-rated to reflect any partial teaching service. Scholarship applications are due Friday, February 28, 2014. Please see the Noyce CTPSE/Hearst/Tuohy Scholarship Application for more information.

The Hearst Foundation Fellowship

UCSB’s TEP awards Hearst Foundation Scholarships of $5,000 each to five students pursuing a single subject credential in mathematics or science. Please see the Noyce CTPSE/Hearst/Tuohy Foundation Scholarship Application for more information.


The Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation is located in Santa Barbara UCSB's TEP will award up to 2 $10,000 Tuohy Scholarships to outstanding science or mathematics single subject credential candidates. Please see the Noyce CTPSE/Hearst/Tuohy Scholarship Application for more information.

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Potential science and mathematics teachers are encouraged to apply to the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation for Teaching Fellowships (see KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among individuals who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to the science or math subject(s) they intend to teach. Fellowships are intended for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences, or biological sciences. Applications are typically due in January. The Knowles Foundation Fellowship is not administered by UCSB.