The fellowship is a competitive program that selects teacher candidates from across the country. Applicants apply with at least two other teachers from the same high school and make a commitment to remain at their current school for the duration of the two-year fellowship so that they can support one another in the process of growth as educators. Space is limited each year to 100 participants per cohort, ideally split evenly among four content areas.

A two-year professional development experience

Nearly half of all teachers leave the classroom within five years. In schools that serve low-income students, the turnover is even higher—leaving the most vulnerable students with the least experienced teachers.

Stanford's Graduate School of Education created the Hollyhock Fellowship Program to address these complicated educational realities by encouraging and supporting highly motivated, early-career high school teachers to persist and thrive in the classroom by providing them with rich learning opportunities with colleagues nationwide.

Apply as a team

A team consists of three or more teachers of math, science, English, or history from the same high school.

Applications are available online on the Stanford Center to Support Excellence in Teaching website beginning October 15, 2015 and are due by midnight PST on January 10, 2016.

The application requires a few recommendations, so be sure to leave time for those to be completed by your administrators and colleagues prior to the deadline. The application also asks you to submit a 2-minute school team video, so start your application early enough to submit the video. Although applicants apply as a team, they submit individual applications through the website.

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