amounts must be at least $10,000 per year; however, no individual may
receive a scholarship for any year that exceeds the yearly cost of
attendance at the institution (as defined in section 472 of the Higher
Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087ll)).
Scholarship recipients must
be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens, must be
majoring in mathematics, engineering, or a science discipline, and must
be in the last 2 years of a baccalaureate degree program.
expected that these students will graduate with a major in a STEM
discipline (mathematics, a science discipline, or engineering) and will
obtain teacher certification or licensing.
Students enrolled in
institutions requiring a fifth year or post-baccalaureate program for
teacher certification may apply the scholarship to the
Recipients of scholarships must commit to
completion of two years of service as a mathematics or science teacher
for each year the scholarship is received.
Service must be completed
within 8 years after graduation from the program for which the
scholarship was awarded and must be performed in a high-need local
educational agency as defined in section 201 of the Higher Education
Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1021):
term "high need local educational agency" means a local educational
agency that serves an elementary or secondary school located in an area
in which there is:
a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line;
a high percentage of secondary school teachers not teaching in the content area in which the teachers were trained to teach; or
a high teacher turnover rate.