Have you ever thought about teaching in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM)?

Did you know there is a national shortage of qualified secondary education teachers in STEM? Teaching is a wonderful career with the benefits of  a steady work schedule and good competitive pay, as well as time off during holidays and summers. Most importantly, you are making a difference in the lives of so many young and eager students, demonstrating Marywood’s mission each day of your career.

Our Noyce Scholarship award can provide you with a distinctive opportunity to teach STEM in a high-need school district as a way to enhance or jumpstart your career. Give yourself an extra edge on your resume, or perhaps allow yourself to indulge in a temporary, alternative career before transitioning into the corporate world of chemical, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical industries. Teaching as a Noyce scholar does not have to be your end-all, be-all career. It will, however, provide you with an exceptional experience that lasts a lifetime.

Marywood Advancing STEM Teaching (MAST)

Scholarship Opportunity for Future STEM Educators

Marywood University is the recipient of an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One goal of the program is to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in rural and urban high-need school districts.

STEM Programs at Marywood

Interested in teaching biology or math to high school students? Learn how, from Day One, Marywood will inspire you to pursue your passion with hands-on learning experiences and facilities that will educate and prepare you for the real world.

Biology-Secondary Education | Math-Secondary Education | School of Education | Science Program

Now Recruiting Noyce Scholars

The Marywood Advancing STEM Teaching (MAST) Program will recruit and support 20 biology secondary education and math secondary education majors as Noyce Scholars. Students are eligible to apply for this competitive scholarship in their sophomore year of study at Marywood. 

Marywood University recently awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teachers Scholarship to Jason Holman, Taylor, Pa., junior mathematics/secondary education major. A graduate of Riverside High School, Holman is benefiting from the tuition coverage of the scholarship, as well as the connections that he’s making with faculty and staff on the University’s campus.

“I grew up in the area, and I want to stay here where I can make a difference in building up students to better themselves, which in turn betters the area. I hope to teach in Lackawanna or Wayne County post-graduation.”

Learn More about Jason »

Noyce Scholar Opportunities

  • Up to $18,000 in scholarship funds for junior and senior years of college study. Can be used for tuition, room & board and books (or other education-related expenses).
  • Support for faculty-mentored research and conference presentations.
  • Mentored experience as a teaching assistant in biology or math.
  • Three-week May term field experience in regional, high-need, and diverse high school biology or math classrooms.
  • Early career mentoring by MAST faculty and partner high school teachers.

Who Can Apply?

  • Students in Math-Secondary Education or Biology-Secondary Education Programs
  • Transfer students are highly encouraged to apply once admittance to Marywood has been confirmed. Ideally, transfer students will have completed the equivalent of the first year of a Biology or Mathematics major at Marywood.

Interested Students:

  • Must have passed sophomore screening or plan to take it in the spring.
  • Must have earned 60 or more credits before receiving the scholarship.

MAST Program Requirements & Application »

Approved applicants will be invited for an interview.