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School of Education and Human Development

Scholarships for Teachers/Teacher Candidates


Robert Noyce Scholarship

Awarded in the Spring for up to two years in the amount of $14,000/year (math) or $12,000/year (science) for undergraduates. Post-baccalaureate students receive funding to cover up to one year of attendance.

The CU Denver Robert Noyce Scholarship Program promotes secondary teaching as a career for undergraduates and post-baccalaureates majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, the program aims to respond to the critical need for high quality math and science teachers by providing scholarships, research and teaching experiences, and professional development for talented students.

Scholarship criteria: All Noyce Scholars must teach for two years in a high needs setting per year of financial support awarded. They must also attend the bimonthly seminars and dedicate eight hours per semester to help with program recruiting efforts. All applicants must: be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident at the time of application; demonstrate financial need; have a minimum GPA (overall and in major) of 3.0.; enroll full time at CU Denver; be a current math or science major OR have appropriate credits in math and science as a baccalaureate; be on track to complete the requirements of the secondary science or math certifications within two years; and demonstrate a commitment to pursue a teaching career in a high needs school district and to meeting the employment conditions of the Noyce Scholarship Program.

Sally Tague Memorial Scholarship

$850.00 awarded to 2 recipients each Spring
Scholarship criteria: Awards may be used for tuition and books. You have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a proven track record of working with children in the classroom and have an exceptional ability and interest in mathematics and the sciences. You must have a documented financial need and must be a student who will contribute to diversity in the School community through your background and experiences. You should: value education and have a strong desire to learn and teach; relate well to diverse students; be passionate, positive, energetic, creative and enthusiastic. GPA of 3.0 or higher. You will provide a letter of reference that includes observations of teaching or interacting with children/youth, a resume, and participate in an interview process.

Thank-A-Teacher Scholarship

$500.00 awarded to 2- 4 recipients in Fall and Spring
Scholarship criteria: You are admitted and registered in the Urban Community Teacher Education licensure program and are enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours in teacher education coursework, including internships. Your special essay should address your ability to be a learner advocate and/or agent of change in a positive, professional and culturally responsive manner.

Teacher Leaders for Tomorrow's Schools Scholarship

$500.00 awarded to 1 - 5 recipients in Fall and Spring
Scholarship criteria: You have completed CU Denver's Urban Community Teacher Education licensure program and are now enrolled in a CU Denver MA-option program while employed as a teacher in a public K-12 school. Your special essay should address your leadership activity in your school/district of employment.

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