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    Knowles Teaching Fellowship

    Offered by Knowles Teacher Initiative

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 2, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $30,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    January 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an aspiring STEM teacher with a degree in a science or mathematics field? If so, you might be interested in applying for the Knowles Teaching Fellowship! The fellowship is open to current and incoming high school STEM teachers who (1) have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career, (2) have earned a degree in a major related to the mathematics or science discipline they intend to teach within the past nine years, (3) have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9–12 in the United States, and (4) are entering their first, second, or third year as teacher-of-record during the upcoming academic year.

    Each year, the fellowship awards $30,000 to multiple recipients each year, which can be renewed to earn up to a total of $150,000 over a five-year period. If you are an aspiring STEM teacher looking for help funding your degree, we encourage you to apply!

    About Knowles Teacher Initiative

    The Knowles Teacher Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teachers become innovative and persevering leaders. Together, the network of math and science teachers that make up the organization work to improve education in the United States.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Academic Interest

    Biology, Math, Science, Technology, and Society, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Education

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) have earned a degree in a science or mathematics discipline and (2) have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9–12 in the United States.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Knowles Teacher Initiative at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Knowles Teaching Fellowship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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