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The Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship

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We have awarded all of the available funding for the Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowships. However, funding for teaching candidates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is still available through our state teaching fellowships programs. Please click here for more information.

The Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship, the equivalent of a national “Rhodes Scholarship” for teaching, is one of three Fellowships launched by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to address fundamental challenges to improving the teacher workforce. Through the Fellowships, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation seeks to improve the rigor of new teacher selection; demonstrate what effective teacher preparation and retention looks like, particularly in high-need schools; and raise the prestige of the profession.

Funded by a $5 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation and a $1 million grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend to exceptionally able candidates to complete a yearlong master’s program at one of four of the nation’s top teacher education programs—Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, and the University of Washington. In exchange, the candidates must agree to teach for three years in high-need secondary schools. During these first three years in the classroom, Fellows receive intensive onsite mentoring and support.

Fellows are selected from a diverse pool of high-caliber candidates who hold baccalaureate degrees in arts and sciences fields or related professions, like engineering or finance, and who show a commitment to high-need communities and public schools. College seniors and recent graduates, along with midcareer professionals, are eligible.

About the Program

The Award
The Fellowship includes:

  • a $30,000 stipend
  • preparation in a high-need urban or rural secondary 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

The Commitment
As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need secondary schools, Fellows agree to teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district.

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The four partner institutions for the Annenberg Fellowship are (in alphabetical order):

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We have awarded all of the available funding for the Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowships. However, funding for teaching candidates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is still available through our state teaching fellowships programs. Please click here for more information.

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