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The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship


The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship is not accepting applications for 2015. Fellowships are still available in the following states: GeorgiaIndiana, and New Jersey.

The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Ohio secondary schools.

The Teaching Fellowship is administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and is funded with the support of the State of Ohio through the Office of the Board of Regents of Higher Education. Additional support comes from the George Gund Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, GAR Foundation, The Battelle Fund at the Columbus Foundation, and Battelle Memorial Institute. Leadership from the Governor's office is also a key part of the program.

Fellowship Details

The Teaching Fellowship includes:

  • admission to a master's degree program at a well-established partner university
  • teacher licensure in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • a $30,000 stipend (Once Fellows are licensed teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders


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

  • •  have majored in and/or have a strong professional background 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, 2014, 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.)

Teacher Licensure Areas

The following is a guide to the teacher licensure areas offered at each partner institution.

Partner University Licensure Areas Offered
John Carroll University Biology
Physical Science
The Ohio State University Biology
Earth Science
Physical Science
OHIO University Biology
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences: Chemistry
Physical Sciences: Physics
University of Akron Biology
Middle Math/Science (4-9)
Physical Science
University of Cincinnati Biology
University of Dayton Biology
Earth Science
University of Toledo Biology
Earth Science
Physical Science/Chemistry
Physical Science/Physics


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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships Team

For general program, application, and Fellowship questions please email the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship staff at wwteachingfellowship@woodrow.org.

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Partner University Contacts

For more information about the Teaching Fellowship at a particular institution you may contact the appropriate program director listed below:

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