SMART Program Application
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SMART Scholarship Application
The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program aims to recruit STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) scholars to teach in high-needs school districts. Caldwell University’s SMART (Science and Math: Academics, Research, and Teaching) Program provides two-year scholarships to biology, chemistry, and mathematics majors who are also majoring in secondary (6-12) education. SMART Scholars will receive $16,000 per year during the last two years of their undergraduate program.
SMART Scholars must (within eight years of graduation) teach two years for each year of scholarship funding in a high needs public school district that meets at least one of the following definitions:
1. Has at least one school in which 50% or more of the enrolled students are eligible for participation in the free and reduced lunch program.
2. Has at least one school in which: a) more than 34% of the academic classroom teachers at the secondary level (across all academic subjects) do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes; OR b) more than 34% of the teachers in two of the academic departments do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes.
3. Has at least one school whose teacher attrition rate has been 15% or more over the last three school years.
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If you have questions or need help on this application, email SMART Program director Prof. William Velhagen at email@example.com