U.S. Department of Education School Ambassador Fellowship

U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the School Ambassador Fellowship Program for a teacher, principal or other school staff members. The fellowship is designed to improve education for students by involving educators in the development and implementation of national education policy. As with the previous Teaching and Principal Fellowship roles, the “School Ambassador Fellowship” is a year-long paid position. The program offers two separate year-long tracks as the Washington Fellowship and Campus Fellowship, awards varies for each fellowship.

U.S. Department of Education mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.


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

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Currently be a teacher, principal or other school staff member (and anticipate being employed in this role during the 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 role as a teacher, principal or other school staff member, up to and including the current school year.
  • Have daily interaction with students and educators in a school setting in his/her school role.

How to Apply:

To submit an application for the School Ambassador Fellowship, please take the following steps:

  1. Indication of your program eligibility
  2. Responses to five short essay responses
  3. A letter of recommendation and support from your employer, and
  4. A current resume

Financial Aid and Award Money:

The program offers two separate year-long tracks named as the Washington Fellowship and Campus Fellowship

  • Washington Fellowship: which is a full-time appointment where teachers, principals, and other school staff members are based in residence at the Department’s Headquarters in Washington, DC.
  • Campus Fellowship: selected teachers serve as paid, part-time Federal employees, in addition to their primary school roles, for one year. Fellows share public information with and facilitate conversations amongst educators at the district, State, and regional level.

Application Deadline:

The application for the Fellowship Program is now available and will close on January 3, 2023, at 11:59 P.M. Eastern time.

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Contact Information:

If you then have any further questions, contact them at schoolfellowship-at-ed.gov

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