Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color

Grant

  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: Woodrow Wilson Foundation
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Award

  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $30,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown

Timing

  • Deadline: Nov 30, -0001

Eligibility:
The Fellowship is open to students in the senior year of undergraduate study who: - are self-identified persons of color - are nominated by an eligible nominating institution - demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals - have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency - expect to attain a bachelor's degree by June 30, 2012 - have substantial background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance of 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) - are not currently in a teacher preparation program which leads to initial teacher certification.

Purpose:
The Goal Of The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships For Aspiring Teachers Of Color Is To Help Recruit, Support, And Retain Individuals Of Color As K-12 Public School Teachers In The United States. Current Trends Indicate That By The Year 2020, The Percentage Of Teachers Of Color Will Fall To An All-time Low Of Five Percent Of The Total Teacher Force, While The Percentage Of Students Of Color In The K-12 System Will Likely Near 50%. This Fellowship Offers An Important Opportunity To Ensure That Greater Numbers Of Highly Qualified Teachers Of Color Enter Public School Classrooms Around The Country.

Additional Info:
Other questions that are not answered in the information posted on this site can be directed by email to Ysabel Gonzalez at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation: wwteachingfellowship@woodrow.org Determining due dates for nominations/applications