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2021-2022 Full-Time Fellows

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2021-2022 Part-Time Fellows



Eligibility

To be eligible for the School Ambassador Fellowship program, participants must:

  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Currently be a teacher, principal or other school staff member (and anticipate being employed in this role during the next school year).
  • Employed by a traditional public, charter, private, virtual, military (DoDEA), or tribal (BIE) school that serves any grade, preschool through twelfth.
  • Have at least five years of experience in his/her current role as a teacher, principal or other school staff member, up to and including the current school year.
  • Have daily meaningful interaction with students and educators in a school setting in his/her school role.

Desirable applicants have:

  • A history of demonstrable and meaningful impact on student outcomes and school success.
  • A record of leadership in the school and community settings.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with outreach activities and project management skills.
  • Relevant insights from school and classroom experiences to federal education policy, programs and initiatives.
  • Support from school, community and other educational leaders.

Application Components

A complete application includes:

  • Verification of program eligibility requirements
  • A written personal statement
  • A one-page, written abstract for your Capstone project if selected to be a 2021-2022 Fellow
  • Two recommender forms
  • A current resume and cover letter

How Applications Are Evaluated

All applications are screened and reviewed by teams of current and alumni Fellows and Department staff members. The most highly-rated applicants may be asked to participate in virtual and potentially in-person interview processes. All applicants will be notified about their progress in the Fellowship application and selection process. All materials within the application are peer-reviewed and will be assessed against the key qualities we seek in School Ambassador Fellows. These key qualities include:

  • Demonstrable Contributions to Student Learning

the extent to which the candidate has had demonstrable and meaningful impact on student achievement and school success;

  • Effective Leadership Skills

the extent to which the candidate brings a record of effective leadership and teamwork amongst peers and other key stakeholders;

  • Strong Communication Skills

the extent to which the candidate demonstrates the written and oral communication skills required to serve as a Fellow;

  • Other Applicable Skills and Experience

the extent to which the candidate demonstrates experience with the type of roles Fellows are asked to play, including project management skills;

  • Relevant Interests and Expertise

the extent to which the candidate can provide applicable insights from school and district experiences to the Department’s education policy, programs, and initiatives; and

  • School System Support

the extent to which the candidate has demonstrable support from their school and district leaders for program participation.

Application Resources

Applications for the 2021-2022 cohort of the School Ambassador Fellowship are being accepted beginning 12:00am EST on October 12, 2020 until 11:59pm EST January 11, 2020.

In order to be considered for the 2021-2022 School Ambassador Fellowship cohort, you must use the online system to submit a complete application. Any materials submitted by U.S. mail or email will not be reviewed.

Notice of Appropriate Use

You are accessing a U.S. Government computer system, which may be accessed and used only for authorized Government business by authorized personnel. Unauthorized access or use of this computer system may subject violators to criminal, civil, and/or administrative action.

All information on this computer system may be intercepted, recorded, read, copied, and disclosed by and to authorized personnel for official purposes, including criminal investigations. Such information includes sensitive data encrypted to comply with confidentiality and privacy requirements. Access or use of this computer system by any person, whether authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to these terms.

Applicant Information

Eligibility

To be eligible for the School Ambassador Fellowship program, participants must:

  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Currently be a teacher, administrator, student support provider, or other certified school staff member (and anticipate being employed in this role during the next school year).
  • Employed by a traditional accredited public, charter, private, virtual, military (DoDEA), or tribal (BIE) school that serves any grade, preschool through twelfth.
  • Have at least five years of experience as an educator up to and including the current school year.
  • Have daily meaningful interaction with students and educators in a school setting in his/her school role.

Desirable applicants have:

  • A history of demonstrable and meaningful impact on student outcomes and school success.
  • A record of leadership in the school and community settings.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with outreach activities and project management skills.
  • Relevant insights from classroom, school and/or district experiences that are transferable to federal education programs and initiatives.
  • Support from school and district leaders.

Application Components

A complete application includes:

  • Verification of program eligibility requirements
  • Personal statement video
  • A one-page, written abstract of intended Capstone project
  • Three recommender forms
  • A current resume and cover letter

How Applications Are Evaluated

All applications are screened and reviewed by teams of current and alumni Fellows and Department staff members. The most highly-rated applicants may be asked to participate in virtual and potentially in-person interview processes. All applicants will be notified about their progress in the Fellowship application and selection process. All materials within the application are peer-reviewed and will be assessed against the key qualities we seek in School Ambassador Fellows. These key qualities include:

  • Demonstrable Contributions to Student Learning
  • Effective Leadership Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Relevant Interests and Expertise
  • School System Support

Narrative responses should address:

  • The candidate’s personal and professional experiences that have defined them as an educator;
  • The extent to which candidates have used their career to be an agent of change within their local school district, state, or at the national level;
  • The extent to which you will leverage your professional networks, resources, and abilities to promote the Secretary of Education’s priorities and the Department’s strategic goals and initiatives;
  • The extent to which your membership in the School Ambassador Fellowship will benefit your school community and/or district.

Application Resources

Please be advised that the application period for the 2023-2024 cohort of the School Ambassador Fellowship has been extended to January 3, 2023 at 11:59pm EST.

In order to be considered for the 2023-2024 School Ambassador Fellowship cohort, you must submit an application using the online application system.  Please note that any materials submitted by U.S. mail or email will not be reviewed.


Notice of Appropriate Use

You are accessing a U.S. Government computer system, which may be accessed and used only for authorized Government business by authorized personnel. Unauthorized access or use of this computer system may subject violators to criminal, civil, and/or administrative action.

All information on this computer system may be intercepted, recorded, read, copied, and disclosed by and to authorized personnel for official purposes, including criminal investigations. Such information includes sensitive data encrypted to comply with confidentiality and privacy requirements. Access or use of this computer system by any person, whether authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to these terms.

Applicant Information

Timeline

Applications Available: Applications for State-Flex and Local-Flex are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Currently no States have the State-Flex authority.

Closing Date: There is no specific application deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received until the maximum number of State-Flex and Local-Flex proposals authorized by the statute have been approved. It is anticipated the review process will take 60 days after the application is received by the Department.

Application Package:

Federal Register Notice:

Notice Inviting Applications for the State Flexibility Demonstration Program and Local Flexibility Demonstration Program

Applicant Information

Timeline

Applications Available: Applications for State-Flex and Local-Flex are being accepted on an ongoing basis. Currently no states have the State-Flex authority.

Closing Date: There is no specific application deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received until the maximum number of State-Flex and Local-Flex proposals authorized by the statute have been approved. It is
anticipated the review process will take 60
days after the application is received by the Department.

Application Package:

Federal Register Notice:

Notice Inviting Applications for the State Flexibility Demonstration Program and Local Flexibility Demonstration Program.

How To Apply

There is no current or upcoming competition at this time.

Ask to be added to the OIE Listserv to receive OIE program updates, key dates and deadlines, etc.: indianeducation@ed.gov

Applicant Information

Extension Notice

In July 2015, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register informing the public that the Secretary of Education would grant a possible extension period – up to 24 months – for successful T&FASEG projects. This extension period was set to take place during FY 2016 and FY 2017.

The Department is not accepting new T&FASEG applications.

Federal Register Notices

    • Federal Register Notice (April 30, 2012)
      PDF (211K)
    • Federal Register Notice, Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period: Territories and Freely Associated States Education Grant Program. (July 27th, 2015)
      PDF (182K)

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