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Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship For Aspiring Teachers of Color

NOTE: The WWR Fellowship will not be funded in the 2013-2014 application cycle.

Purpose

The Woodrow Wilson- Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship aims to increase the number of teachers from underrepresented communities in American public education, and to develop a leadership corps of teachers which will serve over the long-term as an agent for positive change in the schools. Fellows receive up to $30,000 for master's degree and teacher certification programs.  They receive support and mentoring through their graduate programs and during their three-year teaching commitment in underserved urban or rural schools.

Programs Funded

Fellows receive up to $30,000 for master's degree and teacher certification programs.  They receive support and mentoring through their graduate programs and during their three-year teaching commitment in underserved urban or rural schools.

Eligibility

Pomona College is one of a select list of U.S. institutions invited to participate in this program. Candidates must be seniors from underrepresented groups who plan to earn a master's degree and teaching credential to prepare for K-12 public school teaching. Majors in any field are eligible.

Selection Criteria

Fellows are selected on the basis of qualities and achievements that indicate potential to become excellent teachers. These include: general academic performance; writing and oral communications skills; and evidence of commitment to public service through volunteer work, preferably in activities serving young people.

Application/Nomination Process

The national deadline is October 15, so Pomona's internal deadline is September 28.  Pomona College nominates up to three seniors, all of whom are interviewed in November-December.  Awards are announced in the spring.

Advisor

Raymond Buriel

Official Fellowship Website:

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

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