As a condition of the scholarship, each recipient must commit to a fulltime teaching position, for two of the first four years, in a school designated as high needs, specifically a school where:


  • More than 40% of students qualify for free/reduced price meals
  • 1/3 of science teachers responsible for classes outside their college major/minor OR 1/3 of science teachers earned credentials via an alternative route that did not consist of pedagogical coursework and supervised clinical field experiences.
  • Teacher attrition within the school exceeds 15% over the past three years.