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Fellowships to USA College Students and Graduates to Complete
a Master's Degree in STEM Teaching at a Pennsylvania University

WW Teaching Fellowship

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Fellowships to USA college students and graduates to complete a Master's degree in STEM education at eligible universities in Pennsylvania. Participants will receive a stipend to cover living expenses and tuition and must commit to teaching at underserved schools in Pennsylvania upon completion of their degree.

Pennsylvania partner universities include:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • West Chester University Philadelphia

The Teaching Fellowship includes:

  • Admission to a master’s degree program at one of two well-established partner universities 
  • Teacher certification in science or mathematics education 
  • Extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • A $32,000 stipend during their first year while completing the master’s degree 
  • Once Fellows are certified teachers (have completed their master’s degree), they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools 
  • After graduation, Fellows commit to teaching in a high-need urban secondary school for three years: 
    • PA Fellows who attend the University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University must complete their Fellowship commitment in a Citizens & Scholars-approved public high-need school in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) 
  • 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 C&S Fellows who are intellectual leaders

As a WW Teaching Fellow at UPenn or WCU, you agree to teach for three consecutive years in a public high-need secondary school in the School District of Philadelphia. In order to secure a teaching position and complete your commitment, you must complete your master’s degree program and attain your teaching license.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177323

Number of Grants:

Up to 16

Estimated Size of Grant:

$32,000 stipend

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:
- Have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits 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 Spring 2022, 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.)

For further information on eligible partner universities, see

Pre-Application Information:

Early Deadline: November 2, 2021

Final Deadline: February 15, 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Anna Gallos
Program Associate for Selection and Program Administration

WW TF Program Questions:

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

University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Pupik Dean:

West Chester University
Daniel Ilaria:

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