Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Do You Have an Academic Background in STEM?

Would You Like to Teach in a High-Need Secondary School?

DEADLINES

Online application availability

Summer; check www.woodrow.org for details

Campus deadline

N/A; candidates may apply directly

National deadline

Round 1: Mid-October

Round 2: Late November

Round 3: Late January

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant education level

STEM Undergraduate degree required

Open to applicants who have

completed an undergraduate degree?

Yes

Open to applicants not currently

enrolled in college/university classes?

Yes

Open to (non-U.S.) international students?

No

Age limit

None

Are applicants limited to specific fields of study?

Yes; STEM

Are students required to demonstrate financial need?

No

Minimum G.P.A.

3.0; but academic excellence is a must

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

UAA Institutional Endorsement

Not Required

Advising Appointment

Schedule an advising appointment with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Campus Advisor, Dr. Francisco Miranda, at fmiranda2@alaska.edu or at 907.786.4035 to discuss intent to apply

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship (WWTF) 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 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship program also works with university partners 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

AWARD BENEFITS

  • Admission to a master’s degree program at a partner university
  • Preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics, or technology education
  • Extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • A $30,000 stipend for a master’s degree tuition and fees
  • Any remaining money can be used for living expenses
  • Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • Support of a cohort of Woodrow Wilson Fellows passionate about science and math education who are intellectual leaders

Stipend/Benefits

$30,000 per year

Can the award be deferred?

No

Can the award be renewed?

No

Specific notes and/or exceptions

For more information about eligibility requirements, please visit: www.woodrow.org

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Key characteristics sought by Review Committee:

  • Commitment to the goals of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program
  • A strong academic performance in a STEM related field is required
  • Experiences outside of the classroom that indicate an interest in teaching is of particular importance
  • Commitment to the STEM fields

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Review fellowship requirements by visiting www.woodrow.org

  • Find a faculty member who is willing to mentor you throughout the application process
  • Notify the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Campus Advisor, Dr. Francisco Miranda, at fmiranda2@alaska.edu or at 907.786.4035 of your intent to apply the semester before you are planning to apply for the award
    • Schedule an advising appointment with the  WWTF Campus Advisor to discuss internal and external application processes and timelines
  • Register at www.woodrow.org  and start completing the application
  • Start preparing your Resume--perhaps the most important component of your application--since it provides you with the opportunity to showcase your excellence
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required
  • Select instructors who can comment on your academic ability, your commitment to education and service, your character, your leadership, and your capacity to work in high-need urban or rural contexts
  • PRAXIS I CORE or GACE test scores are required at the time of application, so plan accordingly
  • Submit complete application at least one-two weeks prior to the NATIONAL DEADLINE
  • After a national screening process, selected candidates will be invited to a personal interview at various sites in Georgia and New Jersey during October, December and February, depending on the application cycle
  • Applicants invited to participate in an interview will be asked to select the date and location that best works for them
  • Detailed information will be provided to semifinalists upon invitation to an interview
  • ~15 fellowships will be awarded to each of the ten participating institutions

SELECTION PROCESS

Number of applications received nationwide

N/A

Number of awards granted

150-180

Is an interview required?

National interview: Yes, for semifinalists only; costs are not paid

When are qualifying candidates notified?

N/A

When are winning candidates notified?

Round 1: December

Round 2: January

Round 3: March

CONTACT INFORMATION

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Campus Advisor

Dr. Francisco Miranda

Office

ADM/HUM 276

Phone

907.786.4035

Email address

fmiranda2@alaska.edu

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Webinars for candidates are available at www.woodrow.org

Schedule an advising appointment at fmiranda2@alaska.edu or at 907.786.4035