The Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellowships

Provides up to $30,000 for graduate study leading to a career in education

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 New Jersey. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.

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.

The Fellowship includes:

  • a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master's degree
  • preparation in a high-need public school
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • guidance toward teaching certification
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow’s completion of the master’s degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure.

Deadline Information

Final Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Responsibilities

As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow’s completion of the master’s degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure.

Eligibility Requirements

The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:

  • • have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits 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, 2017, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent (Note: Undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree.);
  • • 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 Process

Applicants will apply to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. Applications are currently available on the Woodrow Wilson application website. Fellows will be selected by late spring 2017, and will begin graduate studies in summer 2017. All applications will be accepted online only, and only through the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. You should not apply separately or submit any supporting documentation to the partner institution(s).

For a list of the required components of the application, visit http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/info/ww-teaching-...