2000-2001 Award Information
NSF/STEMTEC Teaching Scholar Award
NSF/STEMTEC Teaching Scholar Award
considering a career in mathematics or science teaching at the elementary or
secondary level (K-12) and/or following a course of study that may lead them
a career in K-12 teaching are invited to apply for NSF/STEMTEC Teaching
Awards. We are looking for
who will be leaders in their field and who are interested in learning and
applying new approaches to teaching.
addition to the Teaching Scholar Awards, recipients will have various
services available to aid them in their teaching career goals, including
mentors, advising, and other STEMTEC and campus based information
range from $1,000-$5,000 and will be paid over a one or two academic year
for the 2000-2001 academic year will be announced in August 2000.
Award funds will be disbursed to students through their on-campus
business office, half in the fall semester and half in the spring, shortly
the beginning of each semester.
Scholar awardees are encouraged to reapply for continued scholarship
consideration in subsequent years.
for the Teaching Scholar Awards must be enrolled, or anticipate being
at least half time at one of the eight collaborating institutions:
Amherst College, Greenfield Community College, Hampshire College,
Community College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield Technical
Community College, or the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Applicants should be considering a career in mathematics or science
teaching at the elementary or secondary level and/or following a course of
that may lead them to a career in K-12 teaching.
They should be able to demonstrate an interest in math or science
education, as evidenced by their academic work, volunteer experience,
statement, and letters of recommendation. The
awards are primarily for undergraduates, but post-baccalaureate students are
also eligible and do receive awards.
the goals of the Teaching Scholars Program is to increase the number of
mathematics and science teachers from traditionally underrepresented groups,
students from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to
However, scholarships are available to all
qualified candidates, regardless of ethnicity/race.
NSF guidelines require that Teaching Scholars
be U.S. citizens or must be permanent U.S. residents with intent to teach in
considered for a 2000-2001 award, please complete and return, in one package
postmarked by April 1, 2000:
completed application form (attached).
transcripts from your current institution and all post-secondary schools
attended at which four or more classes have been taken.
High school seniors should submit high school transcripts; first year
students may want to attach high school transcripts as well.
of recommendation with the STEMTEC recommendation forms. (If necessary these
be sent under separate cover.)
Submit to your on-campus Financial Aid Office
April 1, 2000:
Financial Aid Form, signed and dated by you, to be filled out by your
financial aid officer, who will then send it to STEMTEC on your behalf.
Teaching Scholars will be asked to participate in some type of teaching
experience (with STEMTEC's assistance) and in Teaching Scholar activities
and off-campus workshops, field trips, information sessions, etc. designed
provide information about teaching and learning, certification, etc.), and
turn in a brief final report.
application, or if you have any questions or concerns about the NSF/STEMTEC
Teaching Scholars Program or application process, please contact:
Dr. Sharon Palmer
STEMTEC - Director of Student Services
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
436 Lederle Graduate Research Tower
Amherst, MA 01003
Telephone: (413) 545-0734
web site to find out more about STEMTEC and the Teaching Scholars Program or
download application materials:
Complete application packages must be postmarked by
April 1, 2000. The 2000-2001 Teaching Scholar Awards will be
announced in August 2000.
submit complete application packages to:
Ms. C. Lillian Johnson
Five Colleges, Inc.
97 Spring Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Teaching Scholars Program
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