NEW CANAAN, Conn. – The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation of Princeton, N.J., named New Canaan resident Alexander Greig among the 2014 class of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship.
Greig is an assistant teacher and mathematics tutor at the middle school level, and a private math tutor at the elementary level. He is also a dean’s list student, college residential facilities coordinator and a community adviser. He has volunteered on mission trips to Chicago, California, Louisiana and Puerto Rico, and is a fluent Spanish speaker.
The fellowship program is quite competitive and awards college graduates who have stood out in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and who plan to teach in these fields in high-need Michigan schools.
Fellows are each given a $30,000 stipend while working on an intensive master’s-level teacher education program at any participating Michigan university. These include Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.
Following clinical preparation, Fellows must commit to at least three years of teaching in a high-need Michigan school, and continuing support and mentoring.
Michigan is one of five states, along with Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey and Ohio, that participates in the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program. Since 2010, when the program began, 239 Fellows have come from Michigan.