Twelve education students have been selected for special math and science teacher scholarships in two programs at Fort Hays State University’s Science and Math Education Institute (SMEI).
The two programs are the Noyce Teacher Leader Program and the Noyce Summer Scholars Program. Some of the students who earned these scholarships are from various other areas.
The Noyce Teacher-Leaders program is a competitive scholarship program for students who have obtained at least a junior-level status. The intent is to train outstanding science or mathematics teachers for high-needs school districts.
Individuals selected for one of the six $12,000 scholarships, which is renewable for a second year, will receive specialized coursework such as teaching distance-learning technologies, leadership and professional development on issues facing high-needs school districts. These students will also travel to conferences and receive support for the first three years of their transition from students to teachers.
Local Noyce-Leaders Scholar is Luke Abbott of Great Bend, FHSU junior, mathematics.
The Noyce Summer Scholar Program provides a $2,400 stipend to work in the FHSU SMEI summer programs. The program is open to FHSU students, community college students and students considering transferring to FHSU to enter the teaching profession. They must have completed at least the freshman year.
Local Noyce Summer Scholar is Kristy Tweed of LaCrosse, an FHSU junior, chemistry education.