University of Rhode Island Awarded Funds for Prospective STEM Teachers

NEC member the University of Rhode Island (URI) has received an award for $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation. This will go towards a scholarship program at URI’s School of Education aimed at providing financial assistance to prospective math and science teachers.

This award will fund the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which provides $15,000 scholarships to 20 juniors and seniors majoring in both education and science or mathematics. In return for the funding, students must agree to teach in high-need school districts for two years after earning their degree.

The Associate Dean of URI’s Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies, Anne Seitsinger, said, “The scholarship program is instrumental in recruiting students who major in a STEM area to consider a career in K-12 teaching.”

The Council congratulates the University of Rhode Island on receiving this award, and for expanding access to their essential STEM and education programs.

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