Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
The goal of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color is to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as K-12 public school teachers in the United States. Current trends indicate that by the year 2020, the percentage of teachers of color will fall to an all-time low of five percent of the total teacher force, while the percentage of students of color in the K-12 system will likely near 50%. This Fellowship offers an important opportunity to ensure that greater numbers of highly qualified teachers of color enter public school classrooms around the country.
The Fellowship includes:
- A $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master's degree.
- Preparation in a high-need public 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.
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.
To apply for Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color, you must:
- Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
- Be a full-time undergraduate student of color in the arts and sciences in your senior year.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals.
- Not currently be in a teacher preparation program which leads to initial teacher certification.
- See Eligibility Guidelines on the WW-RBF website for more information.
RBF Fellowship applicants must be nominated by the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships. Dartmouth College can nominate two candidates for this award. Candidates must submit the following to Scholarship Advising by the campus deadline:
- Dartmouth Fellowship Interest Form (Submit by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
This form provides Scholarship Advising with the necessary information to open an application file and communicate with you about the application process and important deadlines and considerations.
- Student Application
- Two 500-word essays: Brief essay questions on your interest in teaching in an urban or rural school and what special skills, insights, and perspectives you would bring to your classroom and how might you help a student in your class who is struggling to learn the subject material.
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Official Transcript: Current Undergraduates should order an official e-transcript through the Registrar's homepage once your fall term classes are finalized. Your transcript should be sent directly to Fellowship Advising.
- Personal Resume
Application materials will be available online on August 15, 2013. The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read your applications and decide on nominations. You will be informed of your status via email.
Dartmouth can nominate up to two students.
If you are nominated, you will be required to edit and revise your application essay with the Writing Editor.
Letters of Recommendation
The two Letters of Recommendation should be sent to Scholarship Advising 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB 6201, or by email to Fellowship Advising.
Final Application Submission
Students must submit an online application including the essay. Scholarship Advising will send transcripts and nomination forms to WW-RBF.