Application period: September 2020 to March 2021 [TBA]
National deadlines: October 2020 [TBA], December 2020 [TBA], January 2021 [TBA], and March 2021 [TBA] (varies depending on graduate application deadline)

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
  • 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.);
  • 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 Pennsylvania

Benefits include: 

  • $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus. (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