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  • Applications Open on October 4, 2022 // Visit Browne STEM Fellowship Overview & Application page to learn more and to apply.
  • Eligible applicants are undergraduate sophomores and juniors who are people of color majoring or minoring in a STEM subject.
  • Early Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 29 – 11:59pm
  • Final Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 17 – 11:59pm


The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship is designed to:

  1. Inspire undergraduate persons of color to pursue careers in STEM education within underserved public schools in Memphis, TN
  2. Equip fellows with a historical perspective of The Civil Rights Movement, Christian faith, and their intersection with education
  3. Create pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists


TO APPLY for the Browne STEM Fellowship, you must:

  • Be a sophomore or junior person of color enrolled in a four-year college/university. (If you are graduating before summer of 2023, please consider the residency instead). Juniors (rising seniors) are preferred.
  • Be a STEM major or minor.
  • Be interested in STEM education, especially in teaching in an under-resourced environment. Strong math knowledge and math background. You do not have to be an education major to participate!
  • Be a hard working and teachable leader with strong relational/interpersonal skills.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Have US Citizenship, Permanent Residency (Green Card) or DACA status
  • Be able to work the entire camp employment term of June 4 – July 2, 2023



DETAILS of the fellowship include: 

  • Four-week summer internship from June 4 to July 2, 2023
  • Housing is provided for all fellows in Memphis, TN for the duration of the fellowship.
  • $1,500 summer stipend (given during the fellowship), and $1,000 fellowship award (awarded upon completion of fellowship).
  • Serve as a Teaching Assistant and Counselor at a math-focused STEM camp for rising 7th and 8th graders who are passionate about math and science.
  • Intensive pedagogical and content training through the Memphis Teacher Residency internship experience, including mentoring from a Memphis teacher.
  • Additional summer trainings on cultural competencies, the Civil Rights movement, faith, and the impact of all three on education
  • Evening and weekend experiences to help explore Memphis and get to know other fellows.
  • An end-of-summer dinner recognizing and honoring the recipients


Caroline O’Hare – STEM Camp Coordinator & Recruiter –

More About Memphis Teacher Residency 

Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) recruits, trains, and supports effective teachers in a Christian context. MTR believes educational inequality is among the greatest social justice and civil rights issues of today. MTR offers 3 ways to get involved in the work of Equal Education: 1 job for college seniors and alumni and 2 paid summer internships/fellowships for current college students.

Residency: The Memphis Teacher Residency program is designed for college graduates of any major. During the residency year, participants train with a mentor teacher, receive coaching, and earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) through Christian Brothers University, paid for by MTR. Residents also receive free housing and a living stipend. MTR helps residents get licensed and find a job in a partner school in Memphis. Graduates of the program commit to teach in Memphis high needs schools for three additional years, in which they continue to receive coaching support and professional development through MTR. Learn more about the teacher residency at
MTR Camp Literacy Fellowship: The MTR Camp Literacy Fellowship is a four-week summer learning experience designed for undergraduate students interested in working towards equal education. Fellows serve at MTR camp, where elementary-aged students receive literacy instruction in a fun-filled camp experience. Fellows also receive training in the science of reading, meaningful opportunities to teach, and exposure to gospel-centered community development strategies. During their stay in Memphis, fellows receive housing and a living stipend. Learn more at
Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Fellowship: The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship is a four-week summer program designed for undergraduate students of color who have a passion for STEM education. Fellows serve as co-teachers and counselors for STEM Discovery camp, a program for rising 7th and 8th graders focused on mathematics and problem solving. Fellows also receive training and instruction on the intersection of faith, the Civil Rights movement and education. During their stay in Memphis, fellows receive housing and a living stipend. Learn more at


MTR has been training teacher residents to serve students in under-resourced neighborhoods of Memphis, TN since 2009. Learn more about our program results at


Christian Love Expressed in Equal Education

As a response to the gospel mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves, MTR will partner to provide students in Memphis neighborhoods with the same, or better, quality of education as is available to any student in Memphis by recruiting, training, and supporting effective teachers within a Christian context.


Restored Communities Living with Dignity and in Peace

The vision of MTR is to use our specific work within education, in partnership with other holistic organizations, to help restore communities so that all individuals can become empowered contributors to our city and people of all races and classes can engage with one another in peace.