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Scholarships

There are several scholarship opportunities available to teachHOUSTON students to support outstanding future teachers of STEM courses in the completion of their teaching certification requirements. Scholarships range from $500 – $12,000.

NOTE: There is one application for the teachHOUSTON scholarship opportunities. Applications are due on October 30, 2020.

For more information pertaining to each scholarship and scholarship applications, see below.

Scholarship Information

The Elizabeth P. and Harold R. Williams Foundation University of Houston Scholarship Program seeks to support outstanding future teachers of STEM courses in the completion of their degrees. Students must demonstrate outstanding skills as STEM teacher candidates as well as a passion for making a difference in the world through teaching. Selection for the scholarships will be based on excellent academic and professional performance. Applicants will be considered on career goals, leadership experience, honors and awards, professional development, community service, volunteer work for teachHOUSTON and the written essay responses.

Scholarship amount: Varies

Requirements

  • GPA = 2.5 or higher
  • Must be a certified full-time undergraduate degree seeking student in good standing at the University of Houston or a post-baccalaureate student seeking secondary STEM teacher certification (student teaching is considered full time)
  • Must be a STEM major
  • Must have completed Classroom Interactions or be enrolled in the class during the semester the applicant is applying
  • Complete Application

Applicants will be scored on the following criteria

  • Career Goals
  • Leadership experience
  • Honors/Awards
  • Professional/Community activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teachHOUSTON program
  • Essay on consideration for scholarship
  • Essay discussing challenges facing math/science teachers

The tH-ACCESS Robert Noyce Scholarship Program seeks to support outstanding future teachers of STEM courses in the completion of their degrees. Students must demonstrate outstanding skills as STEM teacher candidates and have an interest in advancing social justice in STEM teaching and learning.

Scholarship Amount: $6,000 per semester for up to four semesters

Requirements

  • GPA = 2.75 or higher
  • Must be a certified full-time undergraduate degree seeking student in good standing at the University of Houston
  • Must be a STEM major
  • Must be enrolled in the teachHOUSTON program
  • Must have junior or senior status at the time of the award
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, or permanent resident alien
  • Must agree to teach for two calendar years at a “high-need school district” as defined in section 201 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1021) for each year that the scholarship is received
  • Complete Scholarship Application

Applicants will be scored on the following criteria

  • Career Goals
  • Leadership experience
  • Honors/Awards
  • Professional/Community activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teachHOUSTON program
  • Essay on consideration for scholarship
  • Essay discussing challenges facing math/science teachers
  • Essay on social justice in education
  • Essay on culture awareness in education

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The UH-LIFE Robert Noyce Scholarship Program seeks to support outstanding future teachers of STEM courses in the completion of their degrees. Students must demonstrate outstanding skills as STEM teacher candidates as well as a passion for making a difference in the world through teaching.

Scholarship Amount: $6,000 per semester for up to four semesters

Requirements

  • GPA = 3.0 or higher
  • Must be a certified full-time undergraduate degree seeking student in good standing at the University of Houston or a post-baccalaureate student seeking secondary STEM teacher certification (student teaching is considered full time)
  • Must be a STEM major
  • Must be enrolled in the teachHOUSTON program
  • Must have junior or senior status at the time of the award
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, or permanent resident alien
  • Must agree to teach for two calendar years at a “high-need school district” as defined in section 201 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1021) for each year that the scholarship is received
  • Complete Scholarship Application

Applicants will be scored on the following criteria

  • Career Goals
  • Leadership experience
  • Honors/Awards
  • Professional/Community activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teachHOUSTON program
  • Essay on consideration for scholarship
  • Essay discussing challenges facing math/science teachers

The teachHOUSTON Challenge Fund and Greater Texas Foundation Scholarships at University of Houston Scholarship Program seek to support outstanding future teachers of STEM courses in the completion of their degrees. Students must demonstrate outstanding skills as STEM teacher candidates as well as a passion for making a difference in the world through teaching. Selection for the scholarships will be based on excellent academic and professional performance. Applicants will be considered on career goals, leadership experience, honors and awards, professional development, community service, volunteer work for teachHOUSTON and the written essay responses.

Scholarship amount: Varies

Requirements

  • GPA = 2.5 or higher
  • Must be a certified full-time undergraduate degree seeking student in good standing at the University of Houston or a post-baccalaureate student seeking secondary STEM teacher certification (student teaching is considered full time)
  • Must be a STEM major
  • Must have completed STEP 2 or be enrolled in the class during the semester the applicant is applying
  • Complete Application

Applicants will be scored on the following criteria

  • Career Goals
  • Leadership experience
  • Honors/Awards
  • Professional/Community activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teachHOUSTON program
  • Essay on consideration for scholarship
  • Essay discussing challenges facing math/science teachers

The teachHOUSTON Department of Education Scholarship for Future STEM Teachers seeks to support outstanding future teachers of STEM courses in the completion of their degrees and/or certification.  Students must demonstrate outstanding skills as STEM teacher candidates as well as a passion for making a difference in the world through teaching.

Scholarship amount: up to $5,000 per semester for up to four semesters

Requirements

  • Undergraduates:
    • GPA = 2.5 or higher
    • Must be a certified undergraduate degree seeking student in good standing at the University of Houston
    • Must be a STEM major
    • Must be enrolled in the teachHOUSTON program
    • Must have junior or senior status at the time of the award
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, or permanent resident alien
    • Must complete General Scholarship Application or the teachHOUSTON Alternative Certification Pathway for STEM at UH Application
  • Graduates:
    • Must be a post-baccalaureate student seeking secondary STEM teacher certification in the teachHOUSTON Alternative Certification Pathway for STEM at UH
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, or permanent resident alien
    • Must complete the teachHOUSTON Alternative Certification Pathway for STEM at UH Application
    • Must be accepted into the teachHOUSTON Alternative Certification Pathway for STEM at UH Program

Undergraduate applicants will be scored on the following criteria

  • Meeting scholarship criteria
  • Career Goals
  • Leadership experience
  • Honors/Awards
  • Professional/Community activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teachHOUSTON program
  • Essay on consideration for scholarship
  • Essay discussing challenges facing math/science teachers

Graduate Applicants will be scored on the following criteria

  • Meeting scholarship criteria
  • Career Goals
  • Essay on interest in pursuing secondary STEM teacher certification
  • Essay on potential impact of becoming a STEM teacher
  • Personal interview

Scholarship Applications

  • Click here for the following scholarship applications – due October 30, 2020
    • tH-ACCESS (or UH-ACCESS) Robert Noyce Scholarship for Future STEM Teachers
    • UH-LIFE Robert Noyce Scholarship for Future STEM Teachers
    • The Elizabeth P. and Harold R. Williams Foundation University of Houston Scholarship
    • teachHOUSTON Challenge Fund and Greater Texas Foundation Scholarships
    • teachHOUSTON Department of Education Scholarship for Future STEM Teachers