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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh received a grant of $599,817 from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program of the National Science Foundation to support individuals enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services’ Alternative Careers in Teaching program (ACT!).

Students enrolled in ACT! are eligible to apply for stipends of $10,000 through the ACT!/Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Fifty $10,000 stipends will be awarded over the next five years. Noyce stipends can be used for any academic or personal expenses during the time a student is enrolled in the ACT! program. Applicants for a Noyce stipend must hold an advanced degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), fields supported by the National Science Foundation, and meet additional requirements.

A total of $100,000 will be available to ACT! students each year for the next five years. Students enrolled in the ACT! program can receive a Noyce stipend one time during their teacher preparation program. The application process is competitive. Consideration in awarding stipends will be given to increasing the numbers of minorities, persons with disabilities and underrepresented genders relative to mathematics and science teaching fields.

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented STEM professionals to become K-12 mathematics or science teachers. This National Science Foundation supported program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarship stipends and programs for students who commit to teaching in high-need school districts. For information on applying to ACT!, visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu/academics/act2teach.

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