Over the course of seven decades, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s fellowships have identified, prepared, and supported the most promising new leaders for education and public service. The Foundation’s more than 22,000 Fellows have gone on to change their communities, the nation, and the world through teaching, scholarship, activism, and intellectual leadership.
Today the Foundation continues to address urgent societal needs through its fellowships. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship recruits and prepares high-ability people for careers as teachers in the neediest urban and rural high schools. Teaching Fellows influence the lives of thousands of young people who otherwise would be unlikely to have access to a qualified, well-prepared teacher. The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership offers education professionals a new pathway to school and district leadership—an MBA program developed by both a business school and an education school. The Mellon Mays Fellowships support doctoral students and new faculty, particularly those from underrepresented populations, at the points at which they are most vulnerable to leaving academia. And the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships support the most promising scholars in ethics and the humanities. All told, the Foundation offers nearly 400 Fellowships a year to encourage and support the next generation of leaders in these fields.
The Foundation could not accomplish all this without your help. Woodrow Wilson’s endowment is very small and covers only a tiny portion of annual operating expenses. Private foundation and government grants do not support all that goes on behind the scenes to make our Fellowships possible. We rely on our family of Fellows and friends for this. Please make your secure gift online here.
Thank you for your support. Please feel free to contact the development office at 609-452-7007, ext. 151 or at [email protected] to learn about other ways of supporting the Foundation.