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September 22nd, 2009
Fellowship opportunity available for Texas State Seniors


Qualifying seniors at Texas State preparing to be teachers have an opportunity to apply for the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship (WW-RBF) for aspiring teachers of color. The fellowship is awarded to those students who have a passion for working with children and will make a commitment to teach in an urban or rural school for three years.

The WW-RBF looks for candidates who have qualities indicating potential to become exceptional public school teachers. These qualities include strong writing and communication skills, critical thinking, high academic performance and a demonstrated commitment to public education through work or volunteer experiences.

The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend to apply toward a masters degree.

Senior-year applicants must have a Texas State grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The application documents include a 500-word, word-processed essay on why the applicant desires a teaching position in an urban or rural high-need school, an additional essay explaining how you would teach a complex concept to a group of students, a Texas State transcript, a personal resume or CV, and two letters of recommendation from faculty.

The application deadline is Oct. 9. Only applicants who submit all required documents will be considered for the nomination. Documents must be submitted to Gloria Chavez in the Education Building, 3049, Suite A, or to Rubén Garza, Education Building, 3020.

More detailed information is available about this opportunity from Ruben Garza at (512) 797-2123. He can be emailed at

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