Where else can you regularly get hugged, get smeared with finger paints, receive handmade cards, wiggle loose teeth, share smiles, prepare students for post-secondary opportunities and know that you are changing the world?

  • In 1999, the S.C. General Assembly, recognizing the shortage of teachers in our state, funded the Teaching Fellows Program for South Carolina.
  • The mission of the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities.
  • Each year, the program provides fellowships for up to 175 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina.
  • Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs at Teaching Fellows Institutions, have professional development opportunities during summer months, and are involved with communities and businesses throughout the state.
  • They receive up to $24,000, yearly scholarships of $6,000 for four years, while they complete a degree leading to teacher certification.
  • The scholarship provides up to $5,700 for tuition and board and $300 for summer enrichment programs administered by CERRA (contingent on funding from the S.C. General Assembly).
  • A Fellow agrees to teach in South Carolina one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship.