SC Teaching Fellows Application Window is Now Open
Attention Seniors: Is a career in education on your list of possible things to do after college? The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is designed to recruit high-achieving high school seniors into the teaching profession and equip them to become effective and successful educators. The Program is funded by annual allocation from the General Assembly. Each year, up to 200 Teaching Fellows are identified. These students receive up to $24,000 in yearly awards (up to $6000 a year for four years) while they attend a Teaching Fellows Institution (TFI) and pursue a degree that will lead to initial teacher certification. Additionally, Fellows are offered numerous professional development and leadership opportunities above those offered through the institution’s teacher preparation program. Teaching Fellows also are involved with communities and businesses through various service projects and partnerships with local schools. Fellows agree to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year they receive the Fellowship. Should a Fellow decide not to repay the loan through service in the classroom, he or she is obligated to repay through financial means. The online application opens on October 1, 2021. The deadline for submission will be December 1, 2021, with notification to Fellowship recipients in early spring 2022. Visit https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows-application.html. For more information, see your Guidance Counselor or Dr. Vaughan in room 305.