This fall the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, known since 1945 for highly competitive fellowships, will offer a new fellowship opportunity for recent college graduates, as well as individuals from midlife professionals to retirees who might wish to change careers. I write to invite you to assist us in reaching potential candidates, especially career changers, with information about this initiative.
This new award, the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship, seeks to attract talented, committed college graduates and professionals with significant work experience in math- and science-related fields into teaching in high-need high schools. Funded through a $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Fellowship offers rigorous preparation, extensive clinical experience, and ongoing mentoring.
The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship will provide Fellows in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields with a $30,000 stipend during a master’s degree program at one of four Indiana universities. The master’s program will prepare Fellows in urban and rural high schools that serve primarily disadvantaged students. In exchange, Fellows will commit to teach math or science for three years in an Indiana secondary school. Upon completing the master’s degree and teaching certification, Fellows will be placed in teaching jobs in participating districts, where they will receive continued support and mentoring. More details about the program are available at www.woodrow.org/indiana.