I-MAST Scholarship Program
National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Impacting Metro Atlanta Science Teaching (I-MAST) Scholarship Program; NSF Award Number: 0934795
The IMAST Program is a collaborative effort between Georgia State University (GSU), Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) and four public school districts in the Metro Atlanta Area. The shared goal of the IMAST partnership is to recruit, prepare, and support highly qualified secondary science teachers who are committed to teaching science at a high need public school in the Metro Atlanta area upon graduation.
The crux of the IMAST Program is the Robert Noyce Scholarship which is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students:
- Undergraduate Robert Noyce Scholars receive one year of funding for the senior year of their bachelor’s program ($18,000) and another year of funding while obtaining their Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary Science ($18,000) for a total of $36,000.
- Graduate Robert Noyce Scholars receive one year of funding while obtaining their Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary Science ($18,000).
- Noyce Scholars also receive professional development training designed to meet the needs of novice teachers, and travel stipends to attend professional conferences. Obligations and Service Requirements Each Noyce Scholar must commit to teach two years in a high-need Metropolitan Atlanta school district for each year of funding. Failure to meet any program obligations will necessitate the repayment of the scholarship.
Applicants must meet the following conditions of eligibility:
Must not currently be teaching or enrolled in a teacher certification program
U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents
Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Undergraduate or graduate degree in science, engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university
Apply and be eligible for acceptance into the GSU secondary science teacher certification program. Visit http://msit.gsu.edu/teems.htm for more information.
Graduate program: October 15, February 15
Undergraduate program: March 1