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Burroughs Wellcome Scholarship

Burrough Wellcome Scholarship!

Are you a mathematics or science major? Are you interested in teaching mathematics or science at the high school level? Could you use financial support? If so, consider a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Scholarship.

Through generous funding from the Burroughs Welcome Fund, the School of Education and College of Science and Technology offers a scholarship and post-graduation package to rising juniors and seniors willing to minor or double major in education, committed to academic achievement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and a willingness to become a licensed mathematics and science teacher in the North Carolina Public School System.


  • $6,500 annual scholarship (up to two years)
  • $5,000 annual teaching salary bonus (up to four years)
  • Mentoring program with faculty
  • Seminars and programs designed for scholars
  • Future international educational travel support
  • Please click here for the scholarship application

Application Deadline: April 1 or November 1


  • Mathematics and Science majors may apply spring or fall of their sophomore year, or as juniors or seniors. Awards will begin junior year for undergraduates who qualify for up to 2 or 4 semesters of funding.
  • Willingness to declare education as a minor or double-major
  • Possess and maintain a 2.5 overall GPA minimum
  • Be eligible to apply and be admitted into the NCCU Teacher Education Program

Awardee Commitment

  • Commitment to complete North Carolina teaching licensure requirements
  • Following graduation, teach high school mathematics or science in the public schools of North Carolina for a minimum of one year
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