Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

Website Eligibility Deadline
woodrow.org Seniors TBA
typically late January

About

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and Pennsylvania. The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.

Eligibility

The Fellowship is open to applicants who:

  • have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math);
  • demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals;
  • have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
  • have attained, or expect to attain by June 30, 2020, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent;
  • a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is preferred (Note: Candidates who can demonstrate excellence through other avenues will also be considered. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit.)

Application Procedure

The Teaching Fellowship application has been aligned with graduate admission requirements and will be reviewed at all participating universities. You do not need to apply separately or submit any supporting documentation to a partner university.

For more information about the application process, click here.

Value of the Award

  • admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • a $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Georgia or Pennsylvania. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

Contact

Symeon Braxton
Director of Fellowship Solutions
609.452.7007 ext. 326
braxton@woodrow.org

 


Past Winners

2013

Jay Lietzow
Class of 1983
Mathematics

Ravin Pandey
Class of 2013
Physics

Christine Ticknor
Class of 1991
Biology

2011

Kevin Landis
Class of 1990
Systems and Controls Engineering

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