Network Graduate School Partnerships

Teach For All has facilitated partnerships with select internationally renowned graduate schools. 
As a Teach For All program applicant, you may be eligible to apply for a two-year deferral at the graduate school of your choice if you’re made an offer by both the school and the Teach For All partner organization to which you've applied. As a Teach For All program alumnus, you may be eligible to apply for graduate school admissions stipends and scholarships.
BUSINESS
 
Harvard Business School
  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization (applicable to graduating college seniors only)
  • "Harvard Business School looks for MBA candidates who show qualities of academic excellence, leadership, curiosity, integrity, and the ability to get things done and change the status quo. These are the same attributes that distinguish the young men and women who join one of Teach For All’s partner programs. Like our students and alumni, they want to make a difference in the world, and they do so by sharing their knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm in classrooms in this country and around the globe. We are delighted to show our support for Teach For All’s partners’ efforts and their extraordinary impact on thousands of children eager to make the most of their abilities and their lives."  — Deirdre Leopold, Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard Business School
     
Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization (Deferral requests should be sent to Sondra Smith, Director of Admissions, for approval.)
  • Application fee waiver for masters/doctoral students (Applicants must submit a letter verifying his or her participation in a Teach For All partner organization.)
  • Tuition Assistance: Participants from Teach For All partner organizations are eligible to apply for the Carey Business School's Dean's Scholarship, a merit based scholarship.
     
University of Oxford - Saïd Business School
  • A scholarship awarded every year to five outstanding students pursuing the Oxford 1+1 MBA, which combines a one year Master’s degree from 28 different programmes, including four Masters in Education with the MBA at Oxford University. Thanks to the generosity of the Pershing Square Foundation, the scholarships include full funding for both years and living expenses.
  • Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships are awarded to five outstanding students per year. The Oxford 1+1 MBA, is combined with a one year Master’s degree from 28 different programmes, including four Masters in Education with the MBA at Oxford University. As the global business environment and educational systems become increasingly complex and interconnected, this powerful combination allows students to gain deep knowledge and expertise in their specialist fields, as well as developing a comprehensive understanding of business, exceptional leadership skills, and practical experience. Pershing Square Scholars are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges. With the Pershing Square Foundation’s support, this programme is on par with the Rhodes Scholarship. The Scholarship will also provide students with unique opportunities to engage with the Pershing Square community through mentorship with individuals, including: myself; Bill Ackman, The Pershing Square Foundation; Linda Rottenberg, Endeavor; Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green; Sir Ronald Cohen, Big Society Capital; Paul Farmer, Partners in Health; Andrew Youn, One Acre Fund; and Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford." - Professor Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
     
Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization (applicable to graduating college seniors only)
  • "The Stanford Graduate School of Business is proud to partner with Teach For All in its commitment to expand educational opportunity throughout the world. Teach For All partner organizations attract outstanding recent college graduates who are committed to making a difference. At Stanford, we seek like-minded students who desire a life of meaning and career of impact. We believe management is a noble calling—one that can change lives, change organizations, and change the world. Teach For All participants already have begun that journey: changing the lives of the individual students you educate, strengthening the local schools and organizations in your communities, and laying the groundwork for widespread systemic change to eliminate educational inequity in our world. I cannot imagine a higher purpose for skilled managers. In recognition of the outstanding caliber and dedication of Teach For All participants, we are pleased to allow graduating college students to defer admission to the Stanford MBA Program during your two-year service commitment with a Teach For All partner. We value the high degree of intellectual vitality and demonstrated leadership potential that Teach For All participants bring to the Stanford MBA Program. You are intellectually engaged individuals who are using your talents and passion to inspire and develop others, meeting the educational needs of thousands of children today while also paving the way for systemic change benefiting future generations. You build valuable skills and experiences that are transferable to business school and beyond, and you bring a unique perspective to share with your fellow students. We have been delighted with the students who’ve joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business community from Teach For All partners. Teach For All participants aspire to achieve great things and to make a difference. The Stanford Graduate School of Business will continue to guide you in this journey, developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world."  — Garth Saloner, Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Parent, Teach For America corps alumna
     
Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Thunderbird is the world's No. 1-ranked school of international business with more than 65 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills, and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world. Thunderbird produces global managers who are distinguished by a global mindset that allows them to work successfully with individuals from diverse cultures and to manage effectively in different social, economic, and political environments. Thunderbird is sought out by individuals and companies worldwide. Thunderbird was also the first business school to adopt an official Professional Oath of Honor.
  • Thunderbird offers a $5,000 Teach For All Scholarship to all Teach For All partner program alumni who enroll in a full-time masters program at Thunderbird. Programs include MBA (Full-Time and Distance Learning), Master of Science (Global Management, Global Marketing, Global Finance), and Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management.
     
Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management
  • Two-year deferral, including deferral of scholarship, for students who have been admitted to the program and have chosen to join a Teach For All partner organization
  • Application fee waiver for MBA applicants
  • A scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to Teach For All participants and alumni admitted to and enrolled in Willamette University's full-time MBA program within two years of completing their respective Teach For All partner organization's teaching commitment. Participants and alumni also receive special consideration for additional merit-based scholarship assistance.
     
LAW
 
Columbia University Law School
  • Columbia Law School grants up to two-year deferrals to admitted students who are participating in a Teach For All partner program. Admitted students must submit a written request by Columbia's deadline stating they are requesting a deferral because of their participation in the program.
     
Harvard Law School
  • Harvard Law School grants automatic two-year deferrals and eligibility for an admissions stipend to admitted students who have been a participant of a Teach For All partner organization.

 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT
 
Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs
  • Note: Two-year deferral not available.
  • “The mission of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) is to educate professionals who work in public, private, and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world. Participants in the Teach For All network embody this same goal and make a difference in the world through their commitment to helping young students realize and achieve their potential. The experience and energy alumni of the Teach For All network bring to our program is a valuable asset.” — Matthew Clemons, Director - Admissions and Financial Aid, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs
     
Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization
  • "For many years, the Harvard Kennedy School has offered a two-year deferral to admitted applicants who choose to join Teach For America. The School values its relationship with Teach For America, and would like to extend the same agreement to participants of all of Teach For All’s partner programs. Under this agreement, admitted students who choose to work for one of Teach For All’s partner organizationss prior to enrolling at HKS can also defer for two years. HKS strives to train enlightened public leaders and generate the ideas that provide answers to the world’s most challenging public problems. Teach For All shares our commitment to public service and we are delighted to recognize their good work in this way." — Judy F. Kugel, Assistant Dean and Acting Director, Degree Programs, John F. Kennedy School of Government
     
University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government
  • The University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government provides scholarship assistance to participants and alumni of Teach For All partner organizations. Participants or alumni admitted to the Fels Institute of Government will receive a minimum scholarship of $8,000 per year. The scholarship does not prevent recipients from being considered for other merit/need-based aid.
  • The University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government will waive the application fee for participants and alumni of Teach For All partner organizations.
     
Princeton - Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs
  • Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join a Teach For All partner organization
  • "Teach For All partner programs and The Woodrow Wilson School share a common mission to build the leadership capacity for careers of public service. The School’s program fits well with the aspirations of teachers in Teach For All partner programs who seek policy solutions to the interrelated and highly complex nature of social problems as manifested in substandard housing, health care for the uninsured, lack of transportation and workforce development, and social service disparities that all frame the unequal access to educational opportunity and productive livelihood. Alumni of Teach For All’s partner programs and the Woodrow Wilson School are well equipped and passionate to share their views and collaborate together to meet the needs of the most underserved members of society." — John Templeton, Assistant Dean for Graduate Admission, The Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
 
 
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
 
Tufts University - Fletcher School
  • Two-year deferrals are available for students who are admitted to The Fletcher School and choose to participate in Teach For All programs first (applicable to graduating college seniors only through Fletcher's Map Your Future Program).
  • The Fletcher School at Tufts University is pleased to provide scholarship assistance to alumni of Teach For All organizations. Alumni admitted to The Fletcher School will receive a minimum scholarship of $5,000 per year. The scholarship does not prevent alumni for being considered for other merit/need-based aid.