NJCU Awarded $1.4 Million NSF Grant
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Robert Noyce grant in the amount of $1,444,698 to New Jersey City University for support of its project, “Recruiting and Preparing STEM Majors as Secondary Teachers for High-Need School Districts in New Jersey.”
Beginning in summer/fall of 2017, the project will award scholarships and stipends to NJCU STEM majors who are obtaining teaching certifications in their fields. Funds will be available to undergraduates for their junior and/or senior years, and post-baccalaureate STEM majors may receive one-year stipends to complete their teacher certification requirements. Participants will be provided with mentoring, supplemental instruction, and professional development. Awards are competitive, and scholarship recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of academic merit and commitment to teaching. The Noyce Scholars must commit to teaching in high-need school districts for two years for every year of funding they receive.
NJCU has partnered with Bergen Community College, Hudson County Community College, and Middlesex County College, as well as Essex County Vocational Technical Schools, Union City High School, and the Jersey City Board of Education.