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Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship
Each year, KSTF awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools. KSTF believes that a commitment to teaching merits the deepest respect and support. The five-year fellowship is designed explicitly to meet the needs of teachers from the time they begin working on a teaching credential through the early years of their career.
Focus-  Individuals are eligible to apply for a Teaching Fellowship if they will have earned at least a bachelor's degree in an area relevant to the subjects they plan to teach before the fellowship begins in June, such as biological science, physical science, mathematics or engineering.
Candidates for Physical Science, Mathematics, or Biological Science Teaching Fellowships must enroll in a secondary teacher credential program before the fellowship is awarded. Individuals who have completed the fourth year of a five-year combined bachelor’s and credential program by the start of the fellowship are also eligible to apply. Those who are currently enrolled in a teacher education program and will be first year teachers in the fall are also welcome to apply
Eligibility- KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among individuals who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution of higher education. Fellowships are offered for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.
Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. At the time of application, applicants do not need to be admitted into a teacher education program. However, successful applicants must be admitted into such a program before the fellowships are awarded in June.
Submission- Online application, current resume or curriculum vitae, three essays which address commitment to teaching, professional ability, and leadership, three letters of recommendation uploaded online by the recommenders, transcripts mailed ( unofficial transcripts accepted pending receipt of official transcripts)
Criteria- Fellowships are awarded based on four selection criteria: science or mathematics content knowledge, commitment to teaching, professional ability, and leadership. 
Benefits- KSTF Teaching Fellowships combine extensive financial and professional support. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials.

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