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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 $150 - $12,000. For more information pertaining to each scholarship and scholarship applications, see below.

Scholarship Information

The Williams Foundation Testing Scholarship Program seeks to support outstanding future teachers of STEM courses in the completion of their teaching certification requirements.  Students must demonstrate outstanding skills as STEM teacher candidates as well as a commitment to becoming certified by passing the UH qualifier exam prior to the scholarship application deadline. Students must also commit to taking the TExES exam(s) within 45 days of receiving notice of the scholarship award.

Scholarship Amount: $150 per exam passed for up to two exams

Requirements

  • GPA = 2.5 or higher
  • Must be an undergraduate degree seeking student in good standing at the University of Houston or a post-baccalaureate student seeking secondary STEM teacher certification
  • Must be a STEM major (if undergraduate)
  • Must be enrolled in the teachHOUSTON program
  • Must have passed the UH qualifier exam with a score of 240 or greater
  • Complete the Williams Foundation Testing Scholarship Application

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 Robert Noyce teachHOUSTON Scholarship for Physics and Chemistry seeks to support outstanding future teachers of physics and/or chemistry in the completion of their degrees.  Students must demonstrate outstanding skills as physics and/or chemistry 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 physics or chemistry major or minor
  • 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 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 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

NSM STEM Scholarship Program

Scholarship Amount: up to $ 2,500
Application Deadline: Nov. 2, 2017

Scholarship Applications

  • Click here for the Williams Foundation Testing Scholarship application - due Nov. 2, 2017
  • Click here for the following scholarship applications – due Nov. 2, 2017
    • UH-LIFE Robert Noyce Scholarship for Future STEM Teachers
    • Robert Noyce teachHOUSTON Scholarship for Physics and Chemistry
    • The Elizabeth P. and Harold R. Williams Foundation University of Houston Scholarship
    • teachHOUSTON Challenge Fund and Greater Texas Foundation Scholarships
  • Click here for the NSM STEM Scholarship Program – due Nov. 2, 2017