National deadlines: First: TBA- October 2019 Second: TBA- November 2019 Third: TBA- January 2020 Fourth: TBA- March 2020

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent earned by June 30, 2019 (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.);
  • Seniors, graduate and older individuals who seek to change careers
  • Have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math);
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • 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.)

Award summary and conditions: 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 Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey

Benefits include: 

  • $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • 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
  • Support and mentoring throughout 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

Application process: online 

Application requirements:

  • Online application
  • Resume (PDF, uploaded by applicant) 
  • Official transcript(s)*
  • Letters of recommendation (2) - recommenders will upload letters after receiving an email prompt. 

*The transcripts must be provided in an unopened envelope from your institutions(s) and mailed directly to:

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Teaching Fellowships
P.O. Box 5281
Princeton, NJ 08543-5281

Faculty representative: Keith Raether

Internal interview: No