The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation invites applications for the Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship in the USA, in 2021.
The Woodrow Wilson Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Pennsylvania secondary schools.
Worth of Award
- admission to a master’s degree program at one of three well-established partner universities
- 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 $32,000 stipend (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
- after graduation, Fellows commit to teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for three years
- PA Fellows who attend the University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University must seek positions in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP)
- PA Fellows who attend Duquesne University must seek positions in the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) or the surrounding area
- support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
- support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
- lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:
- have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math);
- demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals;
- have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
- have attained, or expect to attain by Spring 2021, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent (Note: Undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree.);
- a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is preferred (Note: Candidates who can demonstrate excellence through other avenues will also be considered. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit.)
How to Apply
- Applications will only be accepted online and through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
- The Teaching Fellowship application has been aligned with graduate admission requirements and will be reviewed at all participating universities. You do not need to apply separately or submit any supporting documentation to a partner university.
- There is no application fee to apply to the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program. For technical issues with the online application system, email Tech Support.
- After creating an account, you will be taken to your personal profile page where you will be able to return at any time to edit your personal information, change your password, register for events, start and/or complete your application, and submit and/or verify receipt of supplemental items.
- To be considered for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, you must complete all items on the application, but you may save the work you have done on parts of the application during any online session, and return to complete other parts during subsequent visits.
- To complete an unfinished application simply return to the page and log in with your email and password.
- Always remember to click on “save and continue” before leaving a page, or on “save application” before logging out in order to save your work.
Deadline: The application deadlines are:
November 4, 2020; January 11, 2021; March 1, 2021