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Women in STEM Study.com Scholarship

A $500 award will be given to a female student pursuing any associate's or bachelor's degree program emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics). Women are historically underrepresented in STEM professions, and Study.com wishes to promote more interest and opportunity for women in these fields of study. Areas of study that will be considered include science, technology, engineering technology, and computer science, among others.

Deadline: April 1, 2018

ACS-HACH Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

The ACS-HACH Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors who attend an ACS-HACH partner institution and express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. West Virginia University, is one of two partner institutions in West Virginia. Students are selected on the basis of chemistry aptitude, interest, and need. The selection process is administered by WVUteach and the Chemistry Department.

Scholars receive $10,000 per academic year. As long as Scholars continue to meet the eligibility requirements below, Scholars may renew the Scholarships until such time as they complete the necessary course-work to obtain their undergraduate chemistry degree and teachers' certification. Students must meet the award criteria to renew a scholarship. The scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, room and board, and other education-related expenses.

To be eligible, you must:
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student
  • Have a declared major in chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline
  • Demonstrate a commitment to become a high school chemistry teacher after graduation
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
To apply, contact wvuteach@mail.wvu.edu for application and renewal details.

WVUteach Robert NOYCE Scholarship

The West Virginia University, with the support of the National Science Foundation, is pleased to announce the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program to support individuals with pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) degree and teaching certification through WVUteach to become science teachers in the secondary schools. The Robert Noyce Scholarship is a scholarship program that provides up to $14,500 per year to junior and senior students participating in the WVUteach program at West Virginia University. Students are required to teach for two years for each year of scholarship support.

TEACH Grant

Beginning in the Fall 2017 Semester, WVUteach is pleased to offer all junior and senior undergraduate students with the opportunity to apply for the The U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant). The TEACH Grant Program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to teach full-time for at least four years. If enrolled full-time, a student can receive up to $4,000 each year in TEACH Grant funds, up to a maximum of  $16,000 for undergraduate study.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate junior or senior

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher (there is no rounding, a 3.249 is not eligible)
    • Be active in the WVUteach Program and on track to complete the WVUteach Program
    As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to teach full-time for at least 4 years as a highly-qualified teacher in a high-need field, in a school or educational service agency (ESA) serving low-income students. You must complete the 4 years of teaching within 8 years after you complete or otherwise cease to be enrolled in the program of study for which you received the grant. If you do not meet the terms of your TEACH Grant service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds that you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan and must be repaid in full, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

    To apply for the TEACH Grant, you must complete an applicationand submit the completed application to Amanda Jelsema amanda.jelsema@mail.wvu.edu at the WVUteach House.

    *The above link will open a PDF document. If unable to access the document, please email wvuteach@mail.wvu.edu and an alternative version of the application document will be provided.