Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

Multiple Locations,
United States
Term: Academic Year

Provide funding and support for STEM majors interested in teaching in high school

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, offered through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, seek to attract talented and committed individuals with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio.

The fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend, admission to a master’s degree program at a partner university, preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school, and support and mentoring throughout the fellowship period. Following completion of their master’s degrees and obtaining their teaching licenses, fellows commit to teaching for at least three years.

Eligible candidates include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in or had careers in STEM fields. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university upon taking up the fellowship and who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a four-point scale.

Prior teaching experience does not exclude a candidate from eligibility—all applications are considered in their entirety, and selection is based on merit.

Fact Sheet

Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Public Service
Multiple Locations,
United States
Multiple Regions
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Admissions Decision Date: 
Program Dates: 
Alternate deadlines: November 30, 2017; January 31, 2018