New Teaching Fellowships Mean Business

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Millions in Teacher Funding

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The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is tackling the critical shortage of good teachers with a boatload of invaluable graduate fellowships for new grads and for career changers and professional teachers. The program is two-fold:

  • National Fellowships: Applications for the Lenore Annenberg Teaching Fellowships will be available in fall 2008. The awards are designed to hand-select some of the best grad level teaching students from around the country. Recipients will attend prestigious programs at Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, and the University of Washington.
  • State-based fellowships in all 50 states will eventually be the norm. Beginning in 2009, though, the flagship program will launch in Indiana. Between Ball State University, Purdue University, University of Indiana and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 20-$30,000 fellowships will be awarded to remarkable education majors from a national pool. The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships will target grad students specializing in math and science. Recipients must agree to work as teachers in Indiana for no less than three years following graduation.

Full university fellowships are accompanied by $30,000 stipends apiece for both programs and the future goals are lofty: roll out in all 50 states, Ohio the first to follow Indiana. State programs are eager to turn around disadvantaged urban and rural schools that currently suffer from lack of experienced and talented teachers.

Eligibility terms:

  • Senior education undergraduates and professional teachers and career changers are invited to apply for awards.
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelors degree in teaching.
  • Academic excellence combined with proven dedication to teaching is a must.
  • Applicants will be asked to write personal essays and participate in a panel interview.

How to Apply:

**Interested education grad students and teaching professionals: Contact the participating schools listed above or the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships Foundation for comprehensive details.

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