About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, an organization that recruits exceptionally able individuals to careers in secondary school teaching and create new models for preparing such promising teachers to teach in low-income communities and secondary schools. This scholarship seeks to draw in talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields into teaching in high-need secondary schools.  As part of their promise to ensuring the success of students in high-need Georgia secondary schools, fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. 


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicant should complete the application which can be found on the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation site.

  • The applicant should also submit two 500-word essays describing why he/she wants to teach and how he/she would explain a complicated concept.

  • Along with the application and the essays, the applicant should also submit official academic transcripts, a resume, three recommendation letters, and FAFSA.

How much the scholarship award amounts to?

The award includes a $30,000 stipend; preparation in a high-need urban or rural secondary school; support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment; guidance toward teaching certification; and lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders.

Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for January 31

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must have permanent residency or US citizenship.

  • A student must demonstrate a commitment to the program and should have majored in and have 30 credits.

  • A student must maintain the undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better out of 4 to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • This scholarship program also requires a student to submit a score report for teaching licensure examination.

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