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Eligibility & Application


To be considered for DragonsTeach DEN, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Scholarships are available for undergraduate STEM majors (pre-juniors and above)
  • Understand that the scholarship/stipend reverts to a student loan if you do not complete certification and teach for the required time


There is a rolling application deadline through June 1.

You must submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation emailed to Jessica Ward at with the applicant name in the subject line of the email.
    • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your major department that addresses the following:
      • How long they have known you
      • Evaluation of your abilities as an STEM student
    • One additional letter of recommendation from a DragonsTeach Mentor Teacher

Upload the following materials as a pdf as part of your application:

  • A copy of your resume
  • Complete the following essay:
    • Essay Topic: Please describe how you think your experiences in STEM education will contribute to your success as a high school STEM teacher (500 word max).


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1660747.