The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) awards fellowships for prospective science and math teachers. 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.
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 should have received their most recent content (i.e., science, mathematics or engineering) degree within five years of the start of the fellowship (June 1 of the application year.) An individual who is in the final year of an undergraduate, master's, combined BS with MAT or MEd program or near the completion of a doctoral program in a content area may also be eligible. Applicants who have earned a content degree within the last five years and are currently enrolled in a secondary teaching credential program at the time of application, or have completed their secondary credential no earlier than the fall term before the application deadline, are also eligible to apply.
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.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2011 TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS WILL OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2010. Information about the fellowships and application materials are available at this website: HTTP://WWW.KSTF.ORG/FELLOWSHIPS/TEACHING/SCOPE.HTML