Bruce Fellowship Deadline for 2024-2025: Wednesday, February 7, 2024. 

Mark Bruce Fellowship for Math and Science Teachers

With a generous gift to Cal Teach, Stephen Bruce (Cowell, ’79) honors his late brother, Mark Bruce, who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11. The fellowship was established to encourage and promote science and math teachers, especially from UCSC.

Fellowship Amount

Up to 4 awards of $3,000-$12,000 each will be offered to students accepted into the incoming UCSC M.A./teaching credential class. Awards are distributed to offset tuition costs in fall, winter, spring, and second summer quarters of the MA/C program. The fellowship is awarded based on academic merit, potential as a secondary teacher, and financial need.


Applicants must be UC graduates who have completed at least one Cal Teach internship and are planning to pursue the MA/C at UCSC.

Application Process

A committee representing UCSC’s Cal Teach program, the Education Department, and the Physical and Biological Sciences Division selects the fellowship recipients. An interview with partner school districts is required as part of the application process.

Who are the Bruce Fellows?

Since 2007, the Mark Bruce Fellowship has provided scholarships to more than 35 outstanding UCSC Cal Teach participants who have enrolled in UCSC’s MA/C program Now, Mark Bruce Fellows are teaching math or science in central California and beyond.

Interns who have successfully completed at least one Cal Teach internship may apply for this competitive scholarship of $3,000-12,000. Application deadline: varies by year, ~January 15. Interview required. Paid through the UCSC Graduate Division. Source of funds is: private donation to Cal Teach.

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