Credential Support: for seniors, recent graduates, or career change professionals

There is an array of financial and other support available to support prospective science and math teachers. Cal Teach updates its table of financial support periodically to help prospective math or science teachers explore their options.


UCSC MA/Credential Specific Support

Cal Teach offers two competitive scholarships to its interns who enroll in UCSC’s Master's/Credential Program. Plan ahead for these opportunities. They have pre-requisites that you should have completed by the time you apply for them. To apply you must submit only one application for both scholarships. Feel free to learn more about each financial opportunity:

Noyce Scholarship Information
Bruce Fellowship Information (not currently available)


Cal Teach/Noyce Scholarship Application Material

The application process consists of three main events: a Meet the Partner School District Information Session, typically scheduled in late fall before the application deadline; submission of the application, due on January 21, 2018 for the program beginning in July 2018; required interviews with school districts representatives, scheduled on a single day within a few weeks of the application deadline.

If you miss the Meet the Districts event in fall quarter, you can still apply to the Noyce Scholarship if you complete this make-up requirement!

A strong applicant will have completed the CBEST (or equivalency) and CSET (if no Subject Matter Waiver) before applying and demonstrate commitment to teaching in a high-need school.

Scholarship candidates are informed of their selection in the offer of admission and graduate support from the UCSC Graduate Division, usually in March. Scholar/Fellow expectations and payment details are provided by Cal Teach.

Cal Teach/Noyce Scholarship Application*


Meet the Partner School District Information Session: TBD

Deadline: January 21, 2018

Interviews: late January or early February 2018

*Updated Application form will be posted in late fall. Be sure to view the details for each scholarship as there might be special requirements and/or obligations.


Other Support

Some organizations specifically target future or early career science or math teachers for financial and professional support. Here are a few of them.


Math for America

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation(KSTF) Teaching Fellowship

Teach for America

For other resources

Note: Some of the funding sources have special requirements.