Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship Nominations

Good morning,

We just got great news about the continuation of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color for the 2015 cycle. This will probably be the last opportunity for students to apply. The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.

Eligible students must be Self-Identified person of color; U.S. Citizen; Expected to have a Bachelor’s degree by June 30, 2015; have substantial Background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; and not currently in a Teacher Prep Program.

The Fellowship includes:

• a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master’s degree at a participating graduate program

• 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

If you will recall, we had three UW Nominees selected as fellows — Emily Lee, Dustin Dacuan and Melanya Materne. Although only few students were invited to interview for the last application cycle, 2012, Melanya Materne, was one of the eight fellows selected.

They have reopened the application with a nomination deadline of October 15, 2014. — http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-rbf-fellowships/ . Nominated students will have until October 31 to submit their applications. I wanted to send this information out to you so that you can begin to share it with potential candidates.

We can only nominate two UW students so we will try to expedite the nomination application process to give strong applicants a chance to get information to us quickly. Will get nomination information out to the campus ASAP. If student have questions, they are free to contact me.


Mona Pitre-Collins | Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity | 171 Mary Gates Hall | Box 352803
University of Washington | Seattle | WA 98195 | 206-221-6059 | Fax 206-685-7264

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