Fellowships are nonprofit programs designed to offer help and advantages, and one such example is the Teach for America Ignite Fellowship. As you continue reading, we will explain what these fellowships entail and provide guidance on the application process.

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Teach for America Ignite Fellowship

The Teach for America Ignite Fellowship is a prestigious program designed for Americans. Let’s delve into the details.

Who Can Apply for Ignite?

Eligible candidates encompass current full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Teach For America alumni, and past Ignite Fellows.

To meet the criteria, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required (or a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 for college freshmen).

Applicants must also have legal authorization to work in the United States, which includes being U.S. citizens, nationals, legal permanent residents, or recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). International students on work visas are not eligible for this opportunity.


What Attributes Does the Ignite Admissions Team Seek in Applicants?

The admissions team seeks individuals who demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with K-8 students to positively impact their learning, development, and sense of belonging.

They also value an applicant’s demonstrated interest in and understanding of Teach For America’s mission, as well as their awareness of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles.

Additionally, knowledge and passion for addressing educational inequality, proof of commitment, and effective organizational abilities are highly regarded.

Applicants should also have the capacity to engage in training, onboarding, and fellowship preparation before commencing tutoring with students and a commitment to successfully completing the entire Ignite fellowship during the designated semester.

When Does the Ignite Fellowship Occur?

The Fall Fellowship runs from September 18th to December 15th, 2024. It commences with two weeks of both synchronous and asynchronous training starting on September 18th.

Tutoring sessions with students begin during the week of October 2nd and conclude on December 18th, 2024. The Spring Fellowship takes place from February 5th to May 3rd, 2024.

It begins with a two-week synchronous and asynchronous training period, commencing on February 3rd. Tutoring sessions with students start during the week of February 19th and conclude on May 3rd, 2024.

Where Does the Ignite Fellowship Operate?

The Fellowship is conducted in a virtual format and is currently active in approximately 90 schools across 28 Teach For America communities.

These communities encompass various regions, including:

  • Austin
  • California Capital Valley
  • Connecticut
  • C. Region
  • Detroit
  • Greater Delta (Mississippi & Arkansas)
  • Greater New Orleans
  • Greater Philadelphia
  • Hawaii
  • Houston
  • Idaho
  • Jacksonville
  • Kansas City
  • Metro Atlanta
  • Nashville-Chattanooga
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma (Greater Tulsa & Oklahoma City)
  • Permian Basin
  • Phoenix
  • Rhode Island
  • Rio Grande Valley
  • Louis
  • San Antonio
  • South Carolina
  • South Louisiana
  • Louis.

It’s important to note that all engagements are conducted online, and the schools in these regions have already been preselected; there are no in-person opportunities available.


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