Grad School Partners

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Columbia University Business School, New York

Graduate School

Waives application fee for exiting corps members who apply during their two-year commitment

Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

George Washington University School of Business, District of Columbia

Graduate School

Graduating college seniors who are interested in participating in both programs should apply separately to Teach For America and The George Washington University Global MBA program.

Harvard University Business School, Massachusetts

Graduate School

Only outgoing college seniors are eligble for deferral. There are some need-based scholarships for which most TFA alumni will qualify.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School - Full-time Global MBA program, Maryland

Graduate School

TFA alumni are given consideration for the Carey Business school’s Dean’s Scholarships which can range in value from one quarter to full tuition, and which are renewable for two years.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management MBA Program, Massachusetts

Graduate School

 Offers two $10,000 merit-based “Teach For America Emerging Leaders Scholarships”

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York

Graduate School

NYU Stern provides merit-based scholarship awards which range from $10,000 up to full tuition to admitted applicants who meet the merit based criteria. Applicants should email sternmba@stern.nyu.edu to request a fee waiver.

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Illinois

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni

Penn State University Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Presidio Graduate School

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni.

Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Stanford University Graduate School of Business, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Texas A&M University-Mays Business School, Full-Time MBA Program

Graduate School

All Teach for America corps member or alumni who are accepted into the Full-Time MBA Program will receive at least $3,000 scholarship applied towards the total cost of the program.

Thunderbird School of Management, Arizona

Graduate School

Thunderbird is currently undergoing structural changes such that we will soon be part of Arizona State University. During this change, we have any partnerships on hold until we are able to work through them under our new structure.

Tulane University A.B. Freeman of Business, Louisiana

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America (applicable to incoming corps members and exiting corps members who apply during their two years of service)*

University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Illinois

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni

University of Delaware -Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Delaware

Graduate School

Two-year deferral is offered to students who are admitted to the MBA program and choose to join Teach For America and there are partial scholarships available for qualified candidates.

University of Hawaii - Shidler College of Business, Hawai'i

Graduate School

Consideration for merit-based Shidler International Excellence Scholarships ranging in value from one quarter to full tuition.

University of Iowa, Tippie Full-Time MBA Program

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America (applicable to incoming corps members and exiting corps members who apply during their two years of service)*

University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School, North Carolina

Graduate School

Waives application fee for second-year corps members applying to the program

University of Rochester - Simon Graduate School of Business, New York

Graduate School

The University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business provides five scholarships of at least $20,000/year with an option to be considered for additional funding on a merit-basis.

University of St. Thomas MBA Program, Minnesota

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni

University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business, Texas

Graduate School

Provides one $30,000 merit-based scholarship ($15,000/year) and application fee waiver can stay.

University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Virginia

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America (applicable to incoming corps members and exiting corps members who apply during their two years of service)*

Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business, Missouri

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America (applicable to incoming corps members and first-year corps members who apply and enroll upon completing their two years of service)*

Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Oregon

Graduate School

$5,000 will be awarded to TFA corps members and alumni who enroll in the full-time MBA program within two years of completing their Teach For America experience.

Yale University School of Management, Connecticut

Graduate School

Offers "The Teach For America Scholarship", a merit-based scholarship of approximately $20,000 which the school aims to award annually

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Ohio

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Cornell University Weill Medical College, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Creighton University School of Dentistry, Nebraska

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Duke University Medical School, North Carolina

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Georgia

Graduate School

Students who are provided with the match award are encouraged to participate in the Rollins ServiceCorps Student Leaders student group. As part of this group, ServiceCorps Leaders represent a part of the important culture of service at RSPH and Emory.

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, District Of Columbia

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

New York University School of Medicine, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Northwestern University School of Medicine, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Ohio

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Temple University School of Medicine, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Tufts University School of Medicine, Massachussetts

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Alabama

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Florida, Gainesville College of Medicine, Florida

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Florida

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Missouri Columbia's School of Medicine, Missouri

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Public Health, North Carolina

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Southern California Master of Public Health Program, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Virginia Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program, Virginia

Graduate School

The University of Virginia reserves one position in their program each year for a TFA alumnus.

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VIrginia

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Washington School of Medicine, Washington

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tennessee

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, North Carolina

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Missouri

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Brown University, Urban Education Policy Program, Rhode Island

Graduate School

Brown University offers up to 25% tuition discount for all TFA alumni, with specific amounts to be determined at the time of admissions decisions.

Columbia University Teachers College - Summer Principal Academy Teach For America Fellowship, New York

Graduate School

The Summer Principals Academy works with admitted students to defray the cost of tuition through scholarship points.  SPA has funds dedicated to tuition support, and most scholarship awards are made on the basis of academic merit.

Delta State University College of Education, Mississippi

Graduate School

Awards a Graduate Assistantship (available to cover tuition costs), which requires a community service plan in return for the award. Contact school for more details

Fordham University Graduate School of Education, New York

Graduate School

Fordam offers 25% off of tuition for any masters or professional diploma programs for any admitted TFA alumni (an approximately $6,000-$7,000 benefit).

George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, District of Columbia

Graduate School

Waives application fee (a $75 value) for the first 20 matriculating students of the GW Educational Administration graduate degree programs at the following Off-Campus locations: Alexandria, Ashburn and Newport News, as well as online.

Georgetown University MA in Language and Communication Program, Department of Linguistics, District of Columbia

Graduate School

Application fee waiver for Teach For America corps members and alumni. To be eligible for the waiver, applicants must complete an online application and contact Dr. Anna Marie Trester, Co-Director, MA in Language and Communication.

Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Doctorate in Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.), Massachusetts

Graduate School

Collaboration with faculty from the Harvard Business School, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Graduate School of Education

Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Massachusetts

Graduate School

Provides two Leadership in Education Awards annually for Teach For America alumni enrolling in the full-time masters program. The Leadership in Education Awards cover approximately one-half year's tuition.

High Tech High Graduate School of Education, California

Graduate School

Offers M.Ed. Degrees in Teacher Leadership and School Leadership. Both programs can be completed as a one-year full-time residency or a two-year part-time program for working educators.

Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Oregon

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Mills College School of Education, California

Graduate School

Mills will offer TFA alums a $12,000 scholarship for the Joint MBA/MA in Educational Leadership program for the 2014/2015 academic year.

New York University - Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York

Graduate School

NYU Steinhardt offers a $12,500 scholarship for up to five alumni entering the fall semester each year; this award is renewable for a second year. Alumni interested can get the instructions and application at http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/financial_aid/.

Quinnipiac University School of Education

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni

Rice University Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP), a division of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Texas

Graduate School

Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) is the nation's premier leadership development program for highly motivated and effective educators committed to leading public schools.

Saint Louis University College of Education and Public Service

Graduate School

Program provides graduates with the tools to impact education on a larger level, be it education policy, education management, or the application of technology in education.

Syracuse University David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Temple University College of Education, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

Application fee waived for corps members and alumni

Thomas Edison State College Graduate School of Education, New Jersey

Graduate School

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership – Building Leadership: prepares educators for building-level leadership roles such as curriculum supervisor, assistant principal, or principal

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Education, North Carolina

Graduate School

Application Fee Waiver: This provision remains; however, the waiver can be claimed ONLY if the TFA students applies during his/her second year of TFA service. We are no longer allowed to waive the application fee for alumni.

University of Oklahoma, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, Oklahoma

Graduate School

Waives application fee for exiting corps members and alumni

University of South Dakota Master of Arts in Educational Administration, South Dakota

Graduate School

Offers a customized graduate degree for corps members, tuition is $40/credit hour, and credit is given for the summer institute and work experience during time in the corps.

University of Tulsa, School of Urban Education, Oklahoma

Graduate School

TFA Tulsa corps members will have the opportunity to earn up to six credit hours of graduate transfer credit for the competencies they acquire at the TFA Summer Training Institute for the following programs:

University of Virginia Curry School of Education, Virginia

Graduate School

Waives application fee for Teach For America corps members and alumni

University of Washington IslandWood Graduate Program, Washington

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Vanderbilt University - Peabody College of Education and Development (all Master of Education programs), Tennessee

Graduate School

Scholarships, valued at one-third of cost of program tuition, are provided for two admitted TFA alumni.

Wesleyan University Graduate Liberal Studies, Connecticut

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni

Western State College of Colorado School of Education, Colorado

Graduate School

Western State College of Colorado offers a master of arts degree in education with two tracks (Teacher Leadership or Reading Leadership). This degree is designed to empower educational leaders who can transform education. Learn more here at the school's

Quinnipiac University

Graduate School

Quinnipiac agrees to offer a 10% discount for both Undergraduate and Graduate Programs to Partner's qualified employees/members; this discount will be off of tuition rates as published annually on the Educational Institutions website.

Columbia University Law School, New York

Graduate School

Columbia Law School is supportive of admitted candidates who plan to participate in TFA by offering deferrals of up to two years if the candidate successfully completes the deferral process in the timeframe set by the Office of Admissions.

Cornell University Law School, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

DePaul University College of Law, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Emory University Law School, Georgia

Graduate School

We don’t require a letter from TFA verifying participation. We trust the corps members veracity.

Fordham University Law School, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

George Washington University School of Law, District of Columbia

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America (applicable to incoming corps members and exiting corps members who apply during their two years of service)*

Georgetown University Law Center, District of Columbia

Graduate School

Georgetown Univeristy Law Center grants two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the JD program and choose to join Teach For America (applicable to incoming corps members and exiting corps members who apply during their two years of service).

Gonzaga University School of Law, Washington

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni

Harvard University Law School, Massachusetts

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America (applicable to incoming corps members and exiting corps members who apply during their two years of service)*

Lewis and Clark College Law School, Oregon

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center, Louisiana

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Illinois

Graduate School

One $15,000 scholarship (prorated over 3 years), called the ChildLaw Fellowship, is reserved for qualified TFA Alumni; $4,725 in tuition assistance is given to up to six admitted TFA alumni annually.

Marquette University School of Law, Wisconsin

Graduate School

Those applicants who defer will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit (usually double that of the deposit required when entering the following year).

New York University School of Law, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Northwestern University School of Law, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Ohio

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Saint Louis University School of Law, Missouri

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Seton Hall University Law School, New Jersey

Graduate School

Seton Hall Law School provides two $45,000 scholarships (pro-rated over three years) to members and alumni.

Stanford University Law School, California

Graduate School

Applicants must request 2-year deferral when applying.

The University of Texas School of Law, Texas

Graduate School

The University of Texas waives application fee for existing corps members and alumni who request a fee waiver by March 1.

Tulane Univeristy School of Law, Louisiana

Graduate School

TLS will award a minimum of $30,000 in scholarship funding ($5,000 per year of law school) to each alumnus accepted into the Law School.

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Arizona

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America (applicable to incoming corps members and exiting corps members who apply during their two years of service)*

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America.

University of California, Davis - School of Law, California

Graduate School

We continue to offer the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship to incoming students who plan to pursue a public interest career.

University of California, Irvine School of Law, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law, California

Graduate School

Fee waiver will be granted to exiting corps members and alumni upon completion of a fee waiver form (provided by UCLA Law Admissions Office) and a letter of successful program completion or verification of current Teach For America status.

University of Chicago Law School, Illinois

Graduate School

The University of Chicago Law School provides $30,000 scholarships for up to five qualified alumni annually; provides one $35,000 scholarship for a qualified alumnus/a pursuing a joint JD/MPP with the Harris School of Public Policy.

University of Colorado Law School, Colorado

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Connecticut School of Law, Connecticut

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Florida

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Houston-Law Center, Texas

Graduate School

The University of Houston Law Center offers two $10,000/year merit-based scholarships, which are renewable for 3 years and conditioned on continuous enrollment.

University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Miami Law School, Florida

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Michigan Law School, Michigan

Graduate School

The University of Michigan Law School will provide five merit-based $10,000 scholarships annually to Teach For America exiting Corps Members or alumni.

University of Minnesota Law School, Minnesota

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Missouri School of Law, Missouri

Graduate School

The University of Missouri provides a $4,000 annual scholarship to any member of Teach For America that applies to the MU School of Law prior to its scholarship deadline, is admitted, and matriculates to the MU School of Law.

University of New Mexico School of Law, New Mexico

Graduate School

Fee waiver and deferral granted on a case-by-case basis

University of North Carolina School of Law, North Carolina

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Notre Dame Law School, Indiana

Graduate School

Waives application fee for Teach For America corps members and alumni

University of Oregon School of Law, Oregon

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

The University of Pennsylvania Law School provides merit-based $45,000 ($15,000/3 years) scholarships for up to three qualified alumni and exiting corps members annually.

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

Priority consideration for public interest scholarship (ranging from $8,000-$15,000 per academic year) will be given to TFA alumni.

University of Southern California Gould School of Law, California

Graduate School

Waives application fee for exiting corps members and alumni

University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minnesota

Graduate School

If admitted to the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all TFA Alumni will be automatically awarded the service scholarship (20% of tuition each year of law school).

University of Utah College of Law, Utah

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni

University of Virginia School of Law, Virginia

Graduate School

Provides half tuition scholarships to qualified alumni

University of Washington School of Law, Washington

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Wisconsin Law School, Wisconsin

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Vanderbilt University Law School, Tennessee

Graduate School

JD application fee waiver for corps members and alumni (contact admissions@law.Vanderbilt.edu)

Villanova University School of Law, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

Waives application fee for corps members and alumni who apply during their two-year commitment

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Missouri

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

William S. Richardson School of Law

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach for America.*

Yale University Law School, Connecticut

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Carnegie Mellon - Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

TFA Alumni are eligble to receive $20,000 annually renewable for up to two years.

Clark University Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Massachusetts

Graduate School

Tuition Fellowship - IDCE offers at least one tuition-free fellowship (worth $52,350 at current rates) to a qualified Teach For America or AmeriCorps alumni.

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York

Graduate School

Will provide up to four $5,000 annual scholarships for Teach For America corps members and alumni

Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

Graduate School

Application Fee Waiver:  Yes (please email jlm25@cornell.edu prior to submitting application) and we are still offering  50% of tuition ($15,500 fellowship per year).  Our tuition has been lowered from $44,000 to $31,750 per year--this has been great news

Duke University - Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, North Carolina

Graduate School

Any Teach For America alumnus admitted into the two-year Duke Master of Public Policy program will be guaranteed a minimum of $14,000 annually in tuition assistance through the "Teach For America Public Policy Scholarship."

George Washington University - Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, District of Columbia

Graduate School

Alumni are eligible for special considerations towards a $5,000 financial aid award for the Master of Public Policy or Master of Public Administration program.

Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, District of Columbia

Graduate School

We are able to offer TFA applicants an application fee waiver, a 2 year deferral (in particular circumstances), and special consideration for scholarship funding.

Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, District of Columbia

Graduate School

Special consideration for scholarships and tuition assistance

Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Illinois State University, Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development, Illinois

Graduate School

All admitted students to the ACED Fellows program at the Stevenson Center will receive a full tuition waiver over the two-year program and a graduate assistantship with stipend in year one, followed by a paid professional internship in year two.

Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana

Graduate School

We do maintain this partnership with TFA, allowing a 2-year deferral and awarding a 6-credit-hour reduction.

Monterey Institute of International Studies, California

Graduate School

Priority consideration is given to corps members/alumni for merit-based scholarships ranging from approximately $6,000-$16,000.

Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, California

Graduate School

An application fee waiver for all Teach For America corps members and alumni who apply to the Master’s in Public Policy program.

Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, New Jersey

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Rutgers University - Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, New York

Graduate School

Limited scholarships are available to Teach For America Alumni for between $3,000 and $5,000. Scholarships awarded based on merit and availability.

Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Tufts University Fletcher School, Massachusetts

Graduate School

Tufts will offer a $5000 per year scholarship (minimum) for students who have completed their Teach for America service ($10,000 total). Corps members can also apply to Map Your Future which allows a two-year deferral.

University of Arizona School of Public Administration and Policy, Arizona

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for admitted students who choose to join Teach For America.

University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, Arkansas

Graduate School

Provides dollar for dollar matching of an admitted Teach For America student's Education Award (for up to 5 Teach For America/AmeriCorps alumni).

University of California, Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Michigan - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Michigan

Graduate School

The Teach For America Fellowship provides $10,000 for up to five alums annually.

University of Michigan - Rackham Graduate School, Michigan

Graduate School

Scholarships and tuition assistance vary with graduate programs. Graduate program approval is required for deferral.

University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, Pennsylvania

Graduate School

GSPIA will offer a 5,000/year guaranteed minimum scholarship, renewable for a second year, to any Teach for America alumni who are successfully admitted and have an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or above.

University of Southern California - Sol Price School of Public Policy, California

Graduate School

The University of Southern California provides a $10,000 fellowship to all TFA alumni who meet the December 15th deadline for fall admission to the following programs:

University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Texas

Graduate School

Considers alumni for other scholarships and tution assistance

Cornell University Graduate Program in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Cornell University Graduate Program in Physics, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Georgetown University Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN), Ph.D. - granting program, District of Columbia

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America in the year that his/her graduate studies was to commence

Harvard University Graduate Program in Physics, Massachusetts

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Program in Chemistry, Massachusetts

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Northwestern University Graduate Program in Chemistry, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Northwestern University Graduate Program in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Northwestern University Graduate Program in Mathematics, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Northwestern University Graduate Program in Physics and Astronomy, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Northwestern University Graduate Program in Statistics, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Purdue University Graduate Program in Mathematics, Indiana

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Arizona Graduate Program in Physics, Arizona

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering, California

Graduate School

The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is happy to confirm our partnership with Teach for America by committing to allow a 2 year deferral for any student admitted to one of our graduate programs to allow participation in the program.

University of California, Berkeley Graduate Program in Physics, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of California, Los Angeles Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of California, San Diego Division of Biological Sciences, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of California, Santa Cruz Graduate Program in Chemistry, California

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Chicago Graduate Program in Chemistry, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate Program in Chemistry, Illinois

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Graduate Program in Atmospheric Physics, Maryland

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering, Maryland

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Graduate Program in Chemistry, North Carolina

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Texas at Austin Graduate Program in Mathematics, Texas

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Texas at Austin Graduate Program in Physics, Texas

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Washington Graduate Program in Physics, Washington

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Program in Chemistry, Wisconsin

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Program in Mathematics, Wisconisn

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Wake Forest University, Department of Physics, North Carolina

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Washington University in St. Louis Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Missouri

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

Washington University in St. Louis Graduate Program in Chemistry, Missouri

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*

New York University- Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York

Graduate School

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University is proud to continue merit-based scholarship consideration for outstanding Teach for America alumni that apply by the appropriate scholarship deadlines.

New York University Silver School of Social Work, New York

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America (applicable to incoming corps members and exiting corps members who apply during their two years of service)*

Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work, Massachusetts

Graduate School

Additionally, Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work will match the TFA AmeriCorps education award of $5,350 a year and will offer an additional $2 ,650 to $ 9,650 a year for a total award of $8,000 to $15,000 each year for 2 years.

University of Chicago - The School of Social Service Administration, Illinois

Graduate School

The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration will give $2,500-$5,000 tuition scholarships to accepted corps members and alumni who enrolled in the master's program for up to two years.

University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, Colorado

Graduate School

Waives application fee for exiting corps members who apply during their two-year commitment

University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Texas

Graduate School

Special consideration will be given to Teach For America alumni for scholarships and other financial assistance.

Washington University in St. Louis George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Missouri

Graduate School

Two-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and choose to join Teach For America*
* Each school handles partnership details differently. Please contact admissions offices directly to confirm the process for receiving a deferral, fee waiver, and for additional scholarship qualification details.

Employer Deferrals

If you are admitted to Teach For America and also offered another job, the employer may offer a two-year deferral that allows you join the corps first. 

Employers