Help close the STEM gap in San Joaquin County

The PacNoyce Scholars Program was established through a grant from the National Science Foundation to make scholarships available for Pacific STEM majors to earn teaching credentials and teach in San Joaquin County (or other high needs areas), where there are not enough math and science teachers.

You could be eligible for the Robert Noyce Teachers Scholarship worth up to $13,750 a year, for juniors and seniors or $20,000 for the final MA/teaching credential year.

teacher Juan Carlos Rangel
Here’s how it works

The PacNoyce Scholars Program provides scholarships and other support for STEM majors who become teachers in high-needs school districts, such as Stockton.

During the junior or senior year of your BA/BS program in STEM, you could be awarded up to $13,750 a year. If a fifth year is needed to obtain your teaching credential, you could be awarded up to $20,000 for the MA Education year. The amount of the scholarship depends on financial need.

In exchange, you agree to teach two years in a high-needs school district for each year you had a scholarship.

Eligible majors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science

  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Need for STEM teachers

In order for the United States to remain competitive in the global economy, future workers must be well-versed in math, science and technology. However, California lacks an adequate supply of fully prepared teachers to fill its many STEM teaching positions in grades 7-12. The gap is especially serious in San Joaquin County. The goal of the PacNoyce Scholar Program is to fill that need with talented Pacific graduates who want to make a real difference in their community. 

PacNoyce teachers, who are local students, will ultimately set in place a culture of achievement that will encourage more students to succeed in STEM courses in middle and high school. Each PacNoyce Scholar will benefit 150 students per year in his/her classroom. Together, the 20 Scholars are expected to benefit at least 3,000 students per year.

Stockton, California
Teacher Edith Torres
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