High school seniors can apply for teaching fellowships

vgrooms@thesunnews.comSeptember 2, 2013 

— Applications are available for the S.C. Teaching Fellows Program, which is open to high school seniors who are interested in becoming a teacher, according to a news release from the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement.

The application can be found at teachingfellowsc.com. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien legally authorized to be in the United States and a legal resident of South Carolina.

The fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 175 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 in funds while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. A Fellow agrees to teach in a S.C. public school one year for every year he or she receives the Fellowship.

Fellows attend one of 10 Teaching Fellows Institutions across the state, including Anderson University, Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Francis Marion University, Lander University, Newberry College, the University of South Carolina, USC-Upstate and Winthrop University. Participants engage in a variety of professional development opportunities and are involved with local communities and businesses in their area.

Fellows are identified through a rigorous selection process that includes the application, an interview with a panel of three educators, a presentation and a writing sample. Awards will be made in early spring.

Contact VICKI GROOMS at 443-2401 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_VickiGrooms.

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