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

September 19, 2012


The Fellowship program seeks to expand the pool of outstanding candidates to teaching in urban and rural schools by recruiting exceptionally able Arts and Sciences majors for whom teaching is a career option. A qualified applicant should:

  • Be a self-identified person of color in his/her senior year of undergraduate preparation;
  • Be nominated by Lewis and Clark College
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals;
  • Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency;
  • Expect to attain a bachelor’s degree by June 30, 2013;
  • Have substantial background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Have carefully considered teaching as a career and are prepared to make a commitment to the profession

Eight candidates are selected nationally in this competitive award.  Since the inception of this award, an LC senior has received this honor which includes a $30,000 stipend to cover graduate school in education.  


Submit the items below to:

Brynna Hurwitz, Box 114, office HH #303b

Deadline: October 8, 2012 

1.) Two essays, not to exceed 500 words, one responding to each of the questions below: 

  • Explain your interest in teaching.  What special skills, insights, qualities might you bring to a classroom.  (500 words)
  • Provide an example of how you have helped a learner understand a concept or activity.  (500 words)

2.) One recommendation form completed by an LC professor (form is attached)

3.) Your official or unofficial transcript

For more information, contact Tricia Brand (, Joel Martinez ( or Brynna Hurwitz (

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