The Fellowship program seeks to expand the pool of outstanding candidates to teaching in urban and rural schools by recruiting exceptionally able Arts and Sciences majors for whom teaching is a new career option. A qualified applicant should:
- be a person of color (African American/Black, Asian, Hispanic, Latino(a), Native American) in his/her senior year of undergraduate preparation;
- be nominated by an eligible nominating institution;
- demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals;
- have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
- expect to attain a bachelor’s degree by June 30, 2011;
- have substantial background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (negotiable for applicants from institutions that do not employ a 4.0 GPA scale);
- are not currently in a teacher preparation program which leads to initial teacher certification.
Please click here to view the fellowship eligibility guidelines.