Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship (New Jersey/Georgia)

$30,000 stipend and assistance with teacher certification for STEM teaching

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields--science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--into teaching in high-need Georgia and New Jersey high schools. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.

The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.

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.

The fellowship includes:

  • A $30,000 stipend
  • Admission to a master’s degree program at one of ten participating Indiana universities
  • 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

Deadline Information

First Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Second Application Deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Final Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Three-year teaching commitment required.

Eligibility Requirements

The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:

  • Have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math);
  • 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, 2018, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent (Note: Undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree.);
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is preferred (Note: Candidates who can demonstrate excellence through other avenues will also be considered. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit.)

Application Process

Apply online through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation online application system. Additional information on how to do so can be found here.