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Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation 

About

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.

Funded through a $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Fellowship offers rigorous disciplinary and pedagogical preparation, extensive clinical experience, and ongoing mentoring. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

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The Award

The Fellowship includes:

  • a $30,000 stipend
  • admission to a master’s degree program at one of four participating Indiana Universities (Ball State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis {IUPUI}, Purdue University, and University of Indianapolis)
  • preparation in a high-need urban or rural secondary school
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • guidance toward teaching certification
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

Eligibility Criteria

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds—including current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees—into teaching in high-need Indiana high schools. A qualified applicant should:

  • demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals;
  • have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
  • have attained, or expect to attain by June 30, 2014, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university;
  • have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field; and
  • have achieved a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (negotiable for applicants from institutions that do not employ a 4.0 GPA scale).

If you have questions about these criteria, or feel that your situation requires special consideration, email WWTeachingFellowships@woodrow.org.

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The Commitment

As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need Indiana secondary schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban (if accepted to program at Ball State, IUPUI, or University of Indianapolis) or rural (if accepted to program at Purdue) school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow’s completing the master’s degree and obtaining appropriate Indiana teaching licensure.

Contact

For program inquiries contact the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation:

For Purdue specific questions contact the College of Education Graduate Studies Office: