At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color

Are you a planning a career in public school teaching?

Consider applying for the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. Funded through the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Fellowship offers support for Fellows to complete master’s degree programs in education and become excellent educators who ensure student success in high-need schools. STUDENTS MAJORING IN STEM FIELDS, who are interested in teaching, and who  meet the eligibility criteria are strongly encouraged to consider this opportunity.

The Award:

The fellowship includes:
  • A $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master’s degree at a participating graduate program (see list on the website listed at the bottom of this email.
  • 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.
 The Commitment:

As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district. Continuation as a teacher of record is contingent on the Fellow’s completion of the master’s degree and obtaining appropriate teaching licensure.

Application Information:
The deadline for this scholarship is October 15, 2012.  If interested, please email Elise LaRose at More information is available at

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