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Applicants Wanted for Teaching Fellowship with $30,000 Stipend

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Indiana high schools. This fellowship program offers:

  • A $30,000 stipend
  • A master's degree from an excellent teacher education program at Purdue University, University of Indianapolis, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, or Ball State University
  • Ongoing mentoring as the candidate transitions to teaching
  • Lifelong membership in the prestigious national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leader

Funded through a $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Fellowship offers rigorous disciplinary and pedagogical preparation and extensive clinical experience in urban or rural high schools that serve high-need populations. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

Upon completing teacher licensure, Fellows will teach for three years and receive continued support and mentoring. More details about the program are available at www.woodrow.org/Indiana and www.purdue.edu/stemgoesrural.

Applications, which are due October 12 for early decision and January 12 for final deadline, can be completed online at http://www.woodrow.org/Indiana. Undergraduates may apply even though they may not graduate until December, 2009 or May 2010. Classes for the next cohort begin at Purdue in the summer of 2010. For further information, contact Kathy Dietz, College of Education, Office of Graduate Studies, 494-2345, STEMGoesRural@purdue.edu.

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