Biology Undergraduate Student Receives Teacher Scholarship
Eva Sileo, an undergraduate student majoring in Evolutionary Biology, received the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship for 2019-20. This nationally recognized scholarship funded by the National Science Foundation is awarded to exceptional science, technology, and engineering students and provides $12,000 per academic year in scholarship support. This support is renewable for up to 3 years if the Scholar becomes enrolled in and maintains good academic standing in either the Masters in Science Teaching (MAT) program or the “4+1” program (BA/MAT) at the University of Iowa.
In return for Noyce Scholarship support, scholarship recipients make the commitment that after completing their degree program at the University of Iowa, they will teach in a high-needs school district for two years per year of scholarship support received. Eva, originally from Iowa City, is enrolled in the “4+1” program and anticipates completing her undergraduate degree in the Spring 2021 semester.