Underwood-Smith Teaching Fellowship due December 31
CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Current high school students looking to become teachers in West Virginia have until December 31 of this year to apply for the state’s most recent scholarship.
The Underwood-Smith Teaching Fellowship program provides up to $ 10,000 per year, or $ 40,000 in total, to 25 new investigators each year. This will be the third year that the scholarship program has been available.
The Underwood-Smith Teaching Fellowship Program is West Virginia’s only scholarship open to applicants from within and outside the state. It is designed to help West Virginia cope with teacher shortages in math, science, special education, and elementary education.
Recipients commit to teaching in one of these in-demand areas in West Virginia for at least five years after graduation. To give students the best chance for success, each is paired with a practicing teacher mentor, who provides guidance throughout their academic careers.
“Teaching is one of the most important and rewarding careers a student can choose to pursue. Our Underwood-Smith scholars represent West Virginia’s most promising future teachers, and we stand ready to welcome even more to these impressive ranks, ”said Dr Sarah Armstrong Tucker, West Virginia Chancellor of Higher Education . “In our state and across the country, we are looking for the best and brightest high school students who are ready to inspire future students, just as their own teachers have inspired them.”
The Underwood-Smith Prize is also cumulative with other forms of financial assistance. For example, a West Virginia resident who also receives the Promise scholarship ($ 4,750 per year) receives almost $ 15,000 per year to help pay for his education.