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KSTF Teaching Fellowship

Scholarship Provider: Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Application Deadline: 01/09/2013
Description: The KSTF Teaching Fellowships, the Foundation's signature program, supports, sustains and inspires exceptional young men and women committed to making a difference as teachers.

Each year, KSTF awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools.

The KSTF Teaching Fellowship is designed explicitly to meet the needs of teachers from the time they begin working on a teaching credential through the early years of their career.

KSTF recognizes that learning to teach is a life-long process, with critical benchmarks and challenges along the way. The first few years of teaching are particularly difficult. Faced with a sense of professional isolation, lack of support and mentoring, and the perception that teaching is a second-rate profession, approximately half of all secondary teachers in the United States leave the profession within five years.

Retention

From the Fellowship's inception, KTF's mission has focused on reversing the trend of new teacher attrition. The program was developed with the input of visionary leaders in education, mathematics and science and grounded in research on how to best ensure that highly qualified individuals remain in the teaching profession to become leaders in education.

Financial support

The result of this approach is one of the most comprehensive fellowship programs in the United States. KSTF Teaching Fellowships combine extensive financial and professional support. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials.
Scholarship Amount: See other comments
Scholarship Website: http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: See other comments for more details
Awards Given: 21-50
Length of Award: More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Other Comments: KSTF Teaching Fellowships combine extensive financial and professional support. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials.

KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among individuals who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to the science or math subject(s) they intend to teach. Fellowships are intended for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.

KSTF is seeking individuals who have outstanding and current content knowledge; thus applicants should have a recent content degree (typically within the last 5-10 years).  We are also seeking candidates who have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career; the fellowship is not intended for those who have previously established a career (typically more than 5-10 years) in another field.

The KSTF Teaching Fellowship is intended to support beginning high school science and math teachers, that is, individuals who have recently earned a secondary teaching credential or will earn their credential no later than September 1, 2014.  Individuals who have earned a secondary teaching credential prior to January 1, 2012 are not eligible to apply.


Individuals who are not citizens or who hold degrees from outside the United States are eligible for the Teaching Fellowship. However, they must be committed to teaching science or mathematics in U.S. high schools.

If you are not sure if you are eligible, please read the selection criteria and then contact us at teachers@kstf.org with questions.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
1000 N. Church Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Email: teachers@kstf.org
Phone: 856.608.0001
Fax: 856.608.0008
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