CERRA Teaching Fellows Program

CERRA Teaching Fellows Program

Award Amount: $24,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) is proud to announce its Teaching Fellows Program. To eligible, you must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien legally authorized to be in the United States, a legal resident of South Carolina, and a high school senior or junior graduating early.CERRA offers an array of services and programs that impact the recruitment, retention, and advancement of teachers from middle school through their professional careers.

Host Institution:

The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) is the oldest and most established teacher recruitment program in the country. The CERRA was established by the Commission on Higher Education in December 1985 and is funded by the South Carolina General Assembly.


To apply for Teaching Fellows, you must be:

  • A United States citizen or permanent resident alien legally authorized to be in the United States (Note – students categorized as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are not eligible for Teaching Fellows)
  • A legal resident of South Carolina
  • A high school senior or junior graduating early

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply, the applicant can submit an online application that will open on September 1, 2017, on the given link: https://cerra.wufoo.com/forms/r1dq4uoa1mxyox7/

Supporting Documents:

Submitting Details:

Mail all completed references and transcripts to:


Attention: Teaching Fellows Program

Stewart House at Winthrop University

525 Eden Terrace

Rock Hill, SC 29733

Award Description:

  • The Teaching Fellows program is available at Anderson University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Francis Marion University, Lander University, USC Aiken, USC Columbia, USC Upstate, and Winthrop University.
  • Each Teaching Fellows Institution (TFI) has a Campus Director who works closely with the cohort of Fellows throughout their higher education experience.
  • Teaching Fellows participate in enrichment programs, have professional development opportunities, are involved with S.C. communities and businesses, and receive up to $6,000 in annual fellowships for four years while completing a degree leading to teacher certification.
  • The total possible fellowship of up to $24,000 provides up to $5,700 annually for tuition, board, and direct education expenses and up to $300 annually for planned enrichment programs.
  • Funds not used in fall or spring semesters due to other scholarships or funding sources can be used for may mester or summer school, but only during the same academic school year.

Detailed Information Link:


Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact by e-mail to teachingfellows-at-cerra.org or call Katie Gibson at 803-323-4032.