NYU Steinhardt is proud to participate as a partnership school in the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Aspiring Teachers of Color Fellowship Program.
Funded through a $5 million grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the WW-RBF Fellowship program offers support for students of color who aspire to become teachers to complete master's degree programs in education and become excellent educators who ensure student success in high-need schools.
This highly prestigious Fellowship includes:
- a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master's degree at one of 29 institutions across the country, including NYU Steinhardt
- preparation in a high-need public school
- support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
- guidance toward teaching certification
- lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Fellows who are intellectual leaders
NYU participates in the WW-RBF Program in two ways:
- As a nominating institution: NYU nominates up to two qualified graduating seniors to participate in this Fellowship program
- As a recipient institution: WW-RBF Fellows may enroll in one of four participating teacher education MA programs at NYU Steinhardt:
- Teaching Math, grades 7-12
- Teaching Science, grades 7-12
- Teaching Social Studies, grades 7-12
- Teaching Social Studies, grades 7-12 and Educational Theatre, all grades (dual certification program)
- All enrolled WW-RBF Fellows receive a generous $30,000 tuition scholarship from Steinhardt to match their $30,000 WW-RBF Fellowship stipend. Students who enroll in Steinhardt's Science Education program receive a $30,000 tuition scholarship plus a $20,000 stipend in addition to their $30,000 WW-RBF Fellowship stipend.
NYU Steinhardt is the only institution in New York City that participates in the WW-RBF program.