Boston University’s Noyce Urban Science Scholarship Program (Project BoNUSS)

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Billy, Ali, Michael, Amy, Jessica, Rachel, Jeff, Elaine, Karl

The Boston University Noyce Urban Science Scholarship (BoNUSS) Program is beginning its second year. Project BoNUSS provides scholarship support for students preparing to be science teachers. Our first cohort of BoNUSS Noyce Scholars consists of eight students in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT Program) and one undergraduate physics major committed to physics teaching. By discipline, we are preparing two general science, two chemistry, two biology, and three physics teachers. More information on our scholars can be found here: Profiles of Noyce BoNUSS Scholars.

In return for Noyce Scholarship support, Project BoNUSS Scholars make the commitment that after completing their program at Boston University they will teach science in a high need school district for two years. More about the Noyce Scholarship Award commitments.

The current BoNUSS Noyce Scholars are student teaching in high need schools in the Greater Boston area. In Boston proper, they are in Boston Latin Academy, the Fenway School, Charlestown High School, and the Boston Green Academy. In adjacent school districts, Project BoNUSS students are at Malden High School, Wright Science and Technology Academy in Chelsea, and the Garfield Middle School in Revere.

Project BoNUSS MAT students take their pedagogy courses together. The Project BoNUSS MAT Program courses. Project BoNUSS undergraduates take a similar program.

Project BoNUSS Noyce Scholars are drawn from three target groups:

  • Science majors graduating by May, 2014, and science graduate students from all colleges and universities interested in becoming teachers and committed to teaching in high need districts are encouraged to apply to the Project BoNUSS MAT Program. Requirements and procedure for application.
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  • Science professionals who have been working in scientific careers interested in making a career change to science teaching in a high need district are also encouraged to apply to Project BoNUSS MAT Program. Requirements and procedure for application.
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  • Boston University science majors who are interested in becoming teachers and teaching in a high need district are encouraged to apply for the Noyce Scholarship for their senior year. Requirements and application procedure for BU science majors.