David Gottlieb Citizenship Education Fellowship

The Citizenship Education Clearing House (CECH) established the David Gottlieb Citizenship Education Fellowship in memory of the late David Gottlieb who included a substantial bequest to CECH in his will. This endowment was “made in honor and memory of Aaron and Teresa M. Fischer” and “for the use and benefit of the Citizenship Education Clearing House*.” Up to 15% of the endowment distribution fund can be set aside each year for the David Gottlieb Education Fellowship.

CECH accepts nominations for the scholarship from UMSL faculty and staff, practitioners and all interested persons knowledgeable about participatory citizenship education and education for democracy. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The criteria for nomination, including self-nomination, are:

  • Recipient must be a UMSL graduate student.
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in the College of Education.
  • Recipient must demonstrate high quality work as an education practitioner that fits CECH’s focus on participatory citizenship in a democratic society.       Fields of practice can be schools, school districts, or settings outside the traditional classroom that emphasize informal learning.

The recipient will be selected by a committee that includes the Teresa M. Fischer Professor of Citizenship Education and at least one member of the CECH Advisory Board. The recipient will be presented with a plaque and a $1,500 award to be used toward tuition at University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Nominations may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or postal mail to:

Dr. Wolfgang Althof
University of Missouri—St. Louis
411 Marillac Hall, One University Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63121

Nominations, including self-nominations, must be received on or before May 31st, 2017, in order to be considered.

* CECH promotes citizenship education by encouraging participatory projects that engage students in the debate of real issues and the actual practice of democracy.  Teresa Fischer was the driving force and the visionary behind the founding of CECH in 1967. A financial gift from Aaron and Teresa Fischer enabled the University of Missouri-St. Louis to create an endowed professorship in citizenship education, named the Teresa M. Fischer Professor of Citizenship Education.

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