Financial Support for Preservice Science and Mathematics Teachers
There are a variety of scholarship opportunities for future science and mathematics teachers. Please see all opportunities below.
COLLABORATION FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN AND ADVANCEMENT IN STEM TEACHING AND LEARNING (COASTAL)
FOR UCSB TEACHER CANDIDATES PURSUING A CREDENTIAL IN SCIENCE
Approximately 13 Noyce COASTAL Teacher Scholars will be awarded each year for five years, starting with the 2020-2021 academic year. Each Scholar will receive up to a $15,000 scholarship. They will complete part of their student teaching experience in the Dos Pueblos High School Engineering Academy (DPEA). They will also learn about informal science education centers by visiting MOXI (Santa Barbara's new science museum). Further, they will participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. Finally, they can apply to earn an Industrial and Technology Education (ITE) credential in concert with their primary credential so as to teach engineering courses. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, Noyce COASTAL Teacher Scholars must teach for two years in a high-needs school district. See the following website for a list of high-need districts: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/tcliDirectorySearch.action. Note that one cannot receive both a Noyce and a TEACH grant.
We will award up to 13 Noyce COASTAL Teacher Scholarships each year: Click here for an application.
STEM Teachers for English Language Learners: Excellence and Retention (STELLER)
FOR UCSB TEACHER CANDIDATES PURSUING A CREDENTIAL IN MATHEMATICS OR SCIENCE
UCSB teacher candidates pursuing a credential in mathematics or science can apply for a STELLER Noyce Teacher Scholar award of up to $14,500. Scholars will learn how to effectively teach mathematics and science to English Language Learners. They will also participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, STELLER 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-needs school district is one year. If two years of qualified teaching service in a high-needs school are not completed by year 8, the scholarship reverts to a loan. See the following website for a list of high-need districts: https://www.tcli.ed.gov/CBSWebApp/tcli/TCLIPubSchoolSearch.jsp. Please note that one cannot receive both a Noyce and a TEACH grant. Click here for an application.
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Potential science and mathematics teachers are encouraged to apply to the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation for Teaching Fellowships. 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. UC Santa Barbara Teacher Education Program candidates have won these prestigious awards in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2019. Fellowships are intended for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences, or biological sciences. Applications are typically due in November. The Knowles Foundation Fellowship is not administered by UCSB.