NOTE: Applicants must be nominated by campus liaisons.
The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
Without enough good teachers, urban and rural young people are systematically denied their futures at a time when the jobs capable of supporting a family require a minimum of a high school diploma and the highest skill and knowledge levels in history. The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.
Funded through a $5 million grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Fellowship offers support for Fellows to complete master’s degree programs in education and become excellent educators who ensure student success in high-need schools.
The Fellowship includes:
- a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master’s degree at a participating graduate program
- preparation in a high-need public school
- support throughout the three-year teaching commitment
- guidance toward teaching certification
- lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow’s completion of the master’s degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure.