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Scholarship winners agree to teach for tuition

News Release — 2 March 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Teresa Newton, (817) 272-2761, teresa.newton@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - Sixty-one students at The University of Texas at Arlington have received scholarships in exchange for teaching chemistry, physics or mathematics in high-need school districts after graduation.

The National Science Foundation, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Greater Texas Foundation awarded the scholarships to students seeking teaching certification in secondary school chemistry, physics or mathematics through UT Arlington's College of Education and Health Professions and the College of Science.

The scholarship recipients agree to teach in a high-need school district for a minimum of two years for each year of support upon graduation from the program.

The six recipients of the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarships for Science and Mathematics Teachers will receive $10,000 for tuition for two years for undergraduates and one year for post-baccalaureate or graduate students. Robert Noyce Scholars agree to give two years of service for each year of scholarship support.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Mathematics-Science-Technology Teacher Preparation Academy Scholarships awarded scholarships in two programs. Thirty-six experienced science teachers will receive up to $16,000 for tuition for either a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction-Science Education or a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Science. Three post-baccalaureate/graduate students will receive up to $6,000 for tuition to earn middle-level or secondary science and mathematics teacher certification.

Thirteen seniors and three graduate students received the Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship for Middle Level Science and Mathematics Teachers. The award provides up to $4,000 of tuition toward teacher certification.

Dr. Ann Cavallo is principal investigator of the grants that fund these awards. She is a professor of science education and associate dean for teacher and professional education in the College of Education and Health Professions. Drs. Greg Hale, Ramon Lopez and James Epperson of the College of Science are co-investigators.

Information about the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce scholarship is available at www.uta.edu/cos/noyce. Scholarship information is at www.uta.edu/coehp/scholarships. For details on these and other science, technology, engineering, math education programs of the College of Education and Health Professions, contact Jaimie Williams at robin@uta.edu.

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