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Are You Inspired to Teach the Next Generation of STEM Leaders?

Looking for first semester Seniors and first semester Graduate Students in Fall 2021 who are majoring/have a degree in a STEM field of study.  You can earn $40,000 + in scholarships in our six-year program to become teachers in high-need schools in the Bronx and Westchester County!


The MISTI II program seeks to recruit, certify, and actively support 16 new science (biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics) and mathematics teachers to teach in high-need schools through:

  • Cultivating teachers who believe it is important to be anti-racist, actively working to break down barriers and inequities in schools
  • Teaching research-based student-centered learning approaches aligned with Culturally Relevant Education

Coursework that explicitly supports authentic integration of engineering and technology

Work Toward Becoming a Science or Math Teacher While Earning $40,000 in Scholarships.

Apply to Become a MISTI Scholar! 

The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

Apply today! Deadline is June 1, 2021.


  • Application including transcript, resume, essay, letters of recommendation
  • United States Citizen or Permanent Resident  (proof required)
  • Interview with MISTI Faculty via Zoom
  • 3.0 or better GPA in a relevant STEM field of study (biology, chemistry, earth science, math or physics)
  • 100 hours of classroom observation during the school year
  • One year of student teaching – one semester at the middle school level and one semester at the high school level in our partner schools
  • Following graduation, teach in a high-needs school/district for four years


  • Starting undergraduate students are granted $10,000 in tuition for senior year and $30,000 tuition for graduate studies while student teaching 
  • Starting graduate students are granted a $40,000 stipend during the year of student teaching

Full information sheet for Mercy undergraduates

Full information sheet for Mercy graduate students

MISTI Ambassadors


“Oh, it's amazing because the knowledge that I've come out with, I would have never had that if it wasn't for the MISTI program. I can say that because of MISTI, and since they've given me help me with with the STEM and being a leader, that I'm able to set goals much higher for myself than I would have been able to, if I wasn't in the MISTI program”  (Fall 2020)

Tyler Kroll is in his 2nd year teaching mathematics at the Charter School for Educational Excellence High School in Yonkers, NY.   He is currently taking courses for an Advanced Certificate in STEM Education.


"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." by Jimmy Dean.  MISTI was my sail to finish strong in college and provide moral support in the workforce."

Kimberly Whyte is a Chemistry and Earth Science at the Charter School for Educational Excellence High School in Yonkers, NY.  Kimberly presented with Dr. Marrero at the Noyce conference in Washington DC in July 2019.


"MISTI was single-handedly the main force behind my growth all throughout my college career. Before MISTI, I felt lost on how to uncover my purpose and how to explore my passion, but to this very day, MISTI has set up experiences and supports for me that all teachers deserve, financially, professionally and personally!"

Denny Grullon is in her 3rd year teaching mathematics at New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science in the Bronx, NY.  Denny participated in the Noyce Conference, Brooklyn, NY, in 2018.

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This grant is funded by the National Science Foundation.
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