The deadline for the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowships has been set for January 11, 2012. Many new math and science teachers are expected to apply for the prestigious award, which is said be valued at around $150,000.
It is the intention of the Knowles Science Teaching Fellowships' to support the best and the brightest high school math and science teachers, giving them a huge boost in the early years of their careers.
The Fellowship program is renewable for up to five years, giving teachers access to professional workshops, materials grants and a mentoring network, ensuring to provide the teachers with the tools to inspire students in math and science over a continual period of time.
"KSTF Teaching Fellowships support and sustain new teachers of high school science and mathematics during the pivotal early years of their careers," said Dr. Nicole Gillespie, KSTF's Director for Teaching Fellowships.
"We welcome aspiring teachers committed to building their professional ability and leadership skills to become master teachers and leaders in education."
Through the Fellowship, teachers gain access to resources such as tuition assistance, monthly stipends and leadership grants. Regular meetings and online discussions are also used to help provide and maintain a strong peer support network for each Fellow.
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowships was designed to meet the needs of new teachers and ensure they are able to have access to all the resources they require.
To date, there are 188 Teaching Fellows and alumni nationwide across 40 states after Knowles awarded its first four Teaching Fellowships in 2002.