For high achievers with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math, this master’s-level fellowship offers a $30,000 stipend and admission to an innovative school-based teacher preparation program at one of seventeen currently participating universities in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. The program also includes three years of mentoring. WW Teaching Fellows commit to teach for three years in a high-need urban or rural secondary school in the state where the master’s work is done.
Current undergraduate STEM majors who will complete the bachelor’s degree by June 30, 2012, are eligible, as are recent STEM graduates, current grad students in these fields, and mid-career or second-career professionals. Individuals who have demonstrably strong math and science backgrounds, if not a STEM major per se, may also be considered.
Full information is available at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship website; you might be particularly interested in the eligibility section and the timelines/deadlines page. The foundation is eager for applicants with outstanding credentials, real enthusiasm for teaching, and a determination to create new opportunities for kids in high-need schools.
Early Decision: October 19, 2011
Regular Decision: January 12, 2012