The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is designed to recruit students into the teaching profession and equip them to become effective and successful educators. Teaching Fellows are provided numerous professional development and leadership opportunities above those offered through the institution’s teacher preparation program. Teaching Fellows also are involved with communities and businesses through various service projects and partnerships with local schools.
To apply for Teaching Fellows, students must be: a U.S. citizen or will be an eligible non-citizen under State Residency Statutes at the time of high school graduation (Please note - students categorized as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are not eligible for Teaching Fellows.); a legal resident of South Carolina (Please note - Residency will be verified by the Teaching Fellows Institution after a student has been offered an award.); and a high school senior or junior graduating early.