• Howell Fellowship

Jane Howell Howell Aspiring Educator of Color Fellowship

Jane Howell

WMC and WMEF support and promote the need for greater racial and ethnic diversity among Wisconsin educators.  Believing that broadening the racial and ethnic diversity of Wisconsin’s teacher workforce is important for both students of color and white students, it is to this end that WMEF is proud to offer the Jane Howell Aspiring Educator of Color Fellowship. 

WMEF currently offers a $2,000 scholarship to a qualified student that identifies as a Student of Color and who is currently enrolled in a Wisconsin university or college, who intends to teach mathematics in a racially diverse environment. (The phrase “Students of Color (SOC)” intentionally includes students who may identify as Black, African- American, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Latinx, Chicanx, Native American, and multiracial). 

Fellowship recipients are encouraged to reapply every year, up to a maximum of four awards per individual.

 To be eligible a student must: 
  • be a resident of Wisconsin
  • be currently enrolled in a Wisconsin university or college
  • be of one or more of the above listed race/ethnic backgrounds
  • be enrolled in a college, university, or program which will lead to teacher certification
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at a Wisconsin institution of higher education in a course of study which, upon completion, qualifies the applicant as a preschool, elementary, or a secondary teacher with a focus on mathematics

All applicants for the Jane Howell Aspiring Educator of Color Fellowship must have a strong desire to teach mathematics in a racially/ethnically diverse environment, to complete a baccalaureate degree in education and to work in a PreK–12 education setting in the state of Wisconsin.   

Additional information can be found on the scholarship application form.

Submit the scholarship application material via email to wmef@wismath.org.

Applications are accepted anytime, and will be reviewed once per quarter by the WMEF Committee.

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