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'Alternative Careers in Teaching' (act!) Program Students Receive Noyce Scholarships

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS)’s collaborative teacher preparation program with UW-Fox Valley, UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Manitowoc, UW-Marinette and UW-Sheboygan has selected seven Alternative Careers in Teaching (act!) students to be the first recipients of $10,000 Robert Noyce Teacher stipends.

The Noyce Teacher stipend, funded by the National Science Foundation, will award $10,000 each to up to 50 highly qualified students over the next five years. The stipend helps to defray students’ academic and personal expenses during their time in the act! program. The program encourages talented science, technology, engineering and math professionals to become K-12 mathematics or science teachers.

Applicants for a Noyce stipend must be enrolled in the act! program through COEHS and area UW Colleges, hold an advanced National Science Foundation-approved degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), and meet additional requirements.

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 students who commit to teaching in high-need school districts.

For more information about the act! program or the Noyce Scholarship Program, contact Dr. Tammy Ladwig, assistant professor of education, at 920-832-0108 or email tammy.ladwig@uwc.edu.


by Jaime Hunt, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
ph: 920-424-1398                                                    
Email: huntj@uwosh.edu

and Dave Hager, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
ph: 920-832-2611
email: david.hager@uwc.edu

Posted 12/22/2008