The EWU Robert Noyce scholarship is for students earning a BS or BA in a STEM field and a BAE in their last 2 years of the program.
The goal of the project is to recruit highly qualified and diverse STEM students to teach in regional high needs schools for their classroom experience. The grant personnel will work closely with students and their mentor teachers to achieve these goals.
Funding is provided up front but is contingent upon 2 years of employment in a school with over 50% free or reduced lunch for every year of funding received. Failure to meet the requirement will result in a default of the loan. Consequently students must complete a FAP at the time of application.
To qualify for the grant, students must be in the last two years of a program that will culminate in a BS or BA and a BAE in one of the STEM endorsed fields. (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics). Students also must have 3 letters of reference and complete an application that includes an essay describing their interest in teaching children. Selection will be dependent upon a set of criteria that includes need, under-representation, academic achievement, and interest in working with children in high-needs schools.
EWU Noyce Scholars
STAR Fellowship Program Internships
Noyce Scholars, Cezar Sanchez (Math) and Nicholas Henry (Chemistry) participated in the STAR Fellowship program summer 2019. The STAR Fellowship program is a 9-week paid internship that pairs future STEM teachers with researchers at national and university laboratories. They work on real-world research projects with the expectation that they will bring their experiences back to the classroom.
CSTEM Dean David Bowman and Associate Dean Leslie Cornick meet with Noyce Scholars at the Fall 2017 Reception.
Drake Haren earned a BA in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Biology Education. He is teaching at Three Springs (Cheney Alternative High School).
Callie Mettie graduated with a BS in Mathematics and endorsed in Secondary Mathematics. She taught for one year at Omak Middle School satisfying her Noyce requirement.
Luci Scott (LaChance)
Luci LaChance graduated with a BA in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Biology Education.
Jeremiah graduated with a BS in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Biology Education. He is teaching at Shaw Middle School.
Acecia Carr graduated with a BA in Chemistry/Biochem with a minor in Physics, and a BAE in Chemistry/Biochem Education.
Ian Lynch earned a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Secondary Mathematics Education. He transferred to EWU from our partner, Spokane Falls Community College. Since 2019, Ian has been teaching at Colville High School.
Noyce Scholar Ian Lynch presented his research at the Noyce Summit in Washington DC in July 2019.
Danielle previously earned her undergraduate and graduate Biology degrees and completed a BAE in Secondary Biology Education at EWU.
Jennifer is a non-traditional student pursuing a BS in Biology and a BAE in secondary education. Jennifer brings a wealth of interests and perspectives, and a strong commitment to success for all her students.
Ivy is in enrolled in EWU's Masters in Teaching Program and is expected to graduate in 2020. Ivy has completed her BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Ivy received the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biology award in 2019.
Hunter completed a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. In 2019, Hunter received the award, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biology. Hunter was enrolled in EWU's Masters in Teaching Program.
Alex will graduate in 2020 with a BAE in Secondary Education and a BA in Chemistry with a minor in Special Education.
Toni Cloud is a Secondary Education of Mathematics major as well as a Mathematics major with a minor in Coaching. She is a transfer student from Centralia College where she received her Associates of Arts with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and her hometown is in Pomeroy, WA.
Kerista came to Eastern with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Law and Justice from Central Washington University. Kerista is attending the MIT program at Eastern with an emphasis in Secondary Mathematics.
Nicholas Henry is a transfer student from Spokane Falls Community College. He will graduate with a BS in Chemistry and a minor in physics, and a BAE in Secondary Education. He participated in the STAR program funded by NSF. Nicholas’s research consisted of finding less toxic alternatives for TVs and Computer Monitors
Kaylene is from Spokane, Washington, and is pursuing a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Secondary Mathematics with a projected graduation date spring of 2021.
Shane is currently pursuing his BS in Biology and BAE in Secondary Education. He transferred to EWU with an AS-DTA in Biology from Spokane Falls Community College. He will graduate with a BS in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Education.
Cezar transferred from Colombia Basin College. He earned a BS in Economics with a math focus in June 2019. He is working towards a BS in Mathematics and BAE in Mathematics Education, expected to graduate in June 2021. Cezar is a STAR Fellowship alumni from summer 2019.
Aaron is from Pasco Washington and is enjoying his third year at EWU. He is pursuing a BAE in Secondary Math Education and a BS in Mathematics and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2021.
Natasha was born and raised in Spokane, Washington; and transferred from Spokane Falls Community College to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a minor in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Eastern Washington University.
Misha Lehmann (they/them/theirs) is a Stanford transfer pursuing a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Secondary Math Education. They plan to pursue a Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction. Misha will create inclusive and innovative curricula. Their graduation is Spring 2021.
Konstantine is pursuing a BA in Chemistry, a minor in Physics, and a BAE in Secondary Education. He expects to complete these degrees in Spring 2021.
Thomas is earning a BS in Mathematics Secondary Education. He's from Spokane, and was a running start student who attended EWU!
In 2019, Jacob received the award, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biology. He enrolled in EWU's Masters in Teaching Program during the summer 2019.
Charles is a transfer student from Spokane Falls Community College. His degree focus is a BA in Mathematics and a BA in Education. Charles is from Abilene, TX, but considers Spokane his new home.
Donovan Romeo is a transfer student from Walla Walla Community College. He is currently pursuing a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Mathematics / Secondary. His hometown is Walla Walla, WA.
Jesse Hannum was born and raised in Spokane, WA. He is currently working on his BS in Biology, and Chemistry Minor. He has completed a BA in English as a Second Language with a Japanese Minor. Jesse plans to go into the Masters Teaching program summer quarter 2021.
Katie Janzen is currently working on a BS in Physics and a BAE in education. She is a transfer from Spokane Falls Community College. She was born and raised in Spokane, WA.
Riley is studying to complete a BA in Teaching English as a Second Language, a BS in biology and BAE in secondary education. He transferred from the Everett Community College's Ocean Research College Academy program.
Tedra Moorhead transferred from Spokane Community College in fall 2017 and is a former Running Start Student. She plans to graduate in FALL 2021 with a BA in Science, a BAE in Science Education and a minor in Chemistry.
Barajas is from Ephrata, Washington and a transfer student from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake. She is working toward her BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Secondary Math Education.