The Education Fellows program provides an integrated academic and experiential opportunity for students who demonstrate exemplary potential and a desire to impact the education profession. The four-year experience focuses on the themes of connection, engagement, challenge and leadership. It supports fellows as they work together in common courses to co-design innovative solutions to educational challenges that are manifested in schools and communities. Opportunities for undergraduate research, professional development and mentorship from faculty and experts within the field are key components of the EDU-Fellows program. For fellows who choose to continue into the BA to M.Ed. program, a residency option for completion of the student teaching experience is available through partnerships with local school districts.
Students in the Education Fellows Program have unique opportunities to:
- Take select education courses as a cohort
- Receive student membership to the National Education Association
- Participate in special fellows-only seminars
- Spend a year in service to a local school
- Develop as content creators and pedagogical experts
- Travel to unique educational models within the Southeast
- Participate in specialized travel experiences – either abroad or across the United States
- Particiate in National Education Association Annual Conference
- Be mentored by students in High Point University’s Doctor of Education program
Who should apply?
Successful applicants to the Education Fellows program will have a declared major in Elementary, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Special Education or Education Studies and have a passion for education. Previous work with children or youth, club and organization leadership, educational shadowing or other related experience will be an advantage for applicants. The program is highly selective and is limited to the top twenty-five incoming education students in each entering class.
Education Fellows receive a $3,000 scholarship renewable annually based on academic performance and continued participation in the program. This is in addition to any Presidential or High Point Scholarship.