University of Rhode Island Awarded Funds for Prospective STEM Teachers
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.
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.
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.”
Council congratulates the University of Rhode Island on receiving this award, and
for expanding access to their essential STEM and education programs.