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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Scholarship Provider: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Application Deadline: 01/10/2012
Description: Program Overview

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 Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

The Award

The Fellowship includes:

A $30,000 stipend

Admission to a master's degree program at a participating university
preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary 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

The Commitment

As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need secondary 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 completing the master's degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure.
Scholarship Amount: 30,000
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Senior or Entering Graduate Student or Seniors or Recent Grads & Career Changers per website
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Awards Given: 101+
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Other Comments: Eligibility

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds--including current undergraduates, recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retirees--into teaching in high-need secondary schools. A qualified applicant should:

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, 2012, a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university;

Have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field;

Have achieved a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (negotiable for applicants from institutions that do not employ a 4.0 GPA scale)

Note: Prior teaching experience does not exclude a candidate from eligibility. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit.

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Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Sylvia M. Kovac Program Associate, Recruitment and Selection
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
P.O. Box 5281
Princeton, NJ 08543-5281
Phone: (609) 452-7007 x. 141
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