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a Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

The Columbus Region Academy of Future Teachers of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is a Phase I Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program funded by the National Science Foundation with grant number 1136356. The goal of CRAFT-STEM is to quadruple the number of secondary math and science teachers between spring 2012 and spring 2017.

Program Components


CRAFT-STEM scholarships starting at $10,000 a year are available for selected juniors, seniors and post-baccalaureate students with STEM degrees to complete secondary teaching certification programs. Scholarship recipients agree to participate in program events and teach in high-need school districts after they graduate.

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STEM Honors Camp

Middle school students join university faculty and interns for a summer camp to engage in hands-on activities that nurture and develop interest in STEM areas, learning also about connections between classroom lessons, real-world applications and potential STEM-related careers. 

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Earn up to $4500 trying out teaching through projects related to biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, or mathematics. Interns work as tutors, peer leaders, camp counselors, outreach center staff, and more. Interns receive $11.25 per hour for up to 400 hours of project related tasks..

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Teaching Connections Seminar

Pre-service teachers explore topics related to teaching in a high-need middle or high school.

Additional CRAFT-STEM Information

External Evaluator's Reports (PDF): 2011-2012 |  2012-2013


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1136356.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.