The Cato Teaching Fellow Scholarship is a unique fellowship that provides candidates with additional ways to grow their future career as a teacher and help them become a more well-rounded person and teacher leader.
Fellows are offered a variety of educational experiences that will transform their careers and prepare them to be highly successful teachers of 21st-century students. Our Fellows have rich opportunities to learn first-hand what classrooms look like across our nation by planning and visiting schools around our local community and beyond. During the sophomore year, Fellows visit the famous Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Junior year, Fellows plan their own visit to communities and schools across the United States. For example, we have visited the Teachers College in New York, and various schools in San Francisco, Washington State, and Utah.
The Cato Fellows Scholars have fun participating in team-building and bonding activities such as attending cooking classes, completing ropes courses, and whitewater rafting. As a Fellow, you also spend time serving others by making supplies for classrooms, collecting and delivering books to a local school, tutoring students in various schools, and volunteering for other organizations in our community. Fellows also build leadership skills by developing and implementing their own leadership and service projects each semester. Fellows have developed and led book studies, organized pen-pal programs with local schools, attended and participated in conferences, organized guest speakers for the School of Education, and more.