Over half of our WorldTeach alumni pursue grad school after returning home from their service. Alumni go on to pursue advanced degrees in anything from international education to MBAs, law to poetry, Latin American Studies to organic chemistry, or international studies/development to medicine. WorldTeach offers various graduate school scholarships to contribute to continued study and learning.
Special Scholarship Opportunities for WorldTeach Alumni
WorldTeach alumni are given preferential consideration for Middlebury Institute Scholarships, which are competitive and merit-based for students interested in professional, international careers. They offer Master’s degrees in International Business, International Policy Studies, International Environmental Policy, International Trade Policy, Translation and Interpretation, Teaching a Foreign Language, TESOL, and several other areas. Scholarships range from $4,000-$16,000 per year. Please contact Jill Stoffers, Director of Recruiting. Application deadlines for the scholarship are in three rounds, generally in February, March, and December.
WorldTeach and The Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) have also collaborated to offer a Masters in TESOL/WorldTeach program. Applicants must apply separately to both MIIS and WorldTeach. Students would do a year of coursework at the Middlebury Institute before beginning their WorldTeach service. From there, they will receive a minimum scholarship of half of their tuition for their final semester(s). This innovative program will allow both a theoretical and practical experience for the student, only enhancing their opportunities in the field. For more information, click here
[email protected] is the online format of the top-ranked MPA from the University of North Carolina’s School of Government. This degree is designed for professionals seeking to advance their careers in public service while keeping commitments to their local communities. Students benefit from the same curriculum, courses, and renowned faculty as full-time, on-campus students. WorldTeach alumni are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship when they enroll in [email protected] Learn more.
The prestigious Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University offers its Master of Public Health (MPH) program online. With classes developed and delivered by GW’s world-class faculty, [email protected] features the same rigorous academics and selective admissions criteria as the on-campus program. Through a dynamic blend of live online content, high-level collaboration with faculty and peers and real-world practicum experience, [email protected] prepares public health professionals to make a difference in global communities. WorldTeach alumni are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship when they enroll in the program. Learn more
International Relations Online is the online Master’s in International Relations from American University’s top-10 ranked School of International Service. This program is specifically designed to provide students with a foundation in advanced international relations topics, as well as a specialization in an interdisciplinary professional field. International Relations Online prepares students to take on leadership positions in the field no matter where they are in the world. World Teach alumni are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship when they enroll in the program. Learn more
The top-ranked University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education offers online graduate degree programs designed to help aspiring teachers, experienced educators and organizational leaders achieve their goals. All WorldTeach alumni who are accepted and enroll in one of USC Rossier’s online graduate degree programs will be eligible for a $5,000 academic scholarship. Available programs include: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Change and Leadership. USC Rossier’s online graduate degree programs each feature an academically rigorous curriculum identical to USC’s top-ranked on-campus programs, live, face-to-face classes, hands-on fieldwork, and highly personalized services from matriculation to graduation. Request more information
Through [email protected], The Family Institute at Northwestern University offers online students across the country its pioneering fusion of education and dynamic clinical training previously available only to on-campus Master of Arts in Counseling students. [email protected] students explore the depths and complexities of the psychodynamic perspective and receive immersive clinical training rooted in theory and informed by evidence-based practices. After two years, graduates are equipped as self-reflective practitioners to provide high-quality mental health services. For new students only, WorldTeach alumni will receive a $5,000 scholarship when they choose to enroll in this highly competitive program. Request more information about [email protected] here
[email protected] is an innovative, online Master of Social Work (MSW) program offered through the Simmons School of Social Work, the nation’s oldest school of social work. Combining live classes taught by renowned SSW faculty, internships in or near students’ own communities, and the same rigorous curriculum as the on campus MSW program, [email protected] prepares clinical social workers for direct, real-world practice with individuals, groups, families, and communities. For new students only, WorldTeach alumni will receive a $5,000 scholarship when they choose to enroll in this innovative program. Request more information on [email protected] here
Willamette University’s full-time MBA program is designed for students seeking their first professional position or career change. As a national leader in experiential learning, the Willamette MBA emphasizes “learning by doing” through internships, consulting projects, case studies, simulations, student investment fund, and the PACE Projects (where teams of students serve as consultants and support the activities of selected not-for-profit and government enterprises). The program builds the knowledge, experience and career management tools students need for successful career transitions into business, government and not-for-profit organizations.
Benefits available to WorldTeach Alumni: Two-year admission and scholarship deferral for students who are admitted to Willamette’s Early Career and Career Change MBA program and choose to join WorldTeach. A scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to WorldTeach volunteers and alumni admitted to and enrolled in Willamette University’s full-time MBA program within two years of completing WorldTeach; volunteers and alumni also receive special consideration for additional merit-based scholarship assistance up to full tuition.
SIT Graduate Institute and WorldTeach have partnered to provide financial assistance to WorldTeach alumni interested in pursuing a graduate degree at SIT. This partnership highlights the visions and values of both organizations integrating the power of knowledge and service in addressing global issues. SIT Graduate Institute offers internationally focused master’s degrees, certificates, and professional development programs in the fields of TESOL, international education, peace building and conflict transformation, and sustainable development. Several scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded each year on a competitive basis to WorldTeach alumni. Please contact Joan Perreault, Admissions Officer for additional information.
Teacher’s College at Columbia University is the largest and most comprehensive graduate and professional school of education in the United States. We offer over 100 degree programs in the fields of education, psychology, health, and policy. We are proud to offer application fee waivers for all WorldTeach alumni who complete applications for the 2016-17 academic year. To find out more information and our online application, please visit the Teacher’s College website.
The International Development, Community and Environment Department at Clark University offers forty percent tuition remission to accepted qualified WorldTeach alumni for its master’s degree programs in: International Development and Social Change, Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment, Community Development and Planning, and Environmental Science and Policy. For more information and application details, please contact [email protected]. Application deadline is usually in January.
Marlboro College – Greater Good Scholarship Award
The $5000 Greater Good Award recognizes incoming graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to community through national service. To qualify for this award, candidates must be able to demonstrate a minimum of one year of full-time service through a federal program. One year full-time shall be defined as 1500 hours of service completed within a 15-month window. Service must have been completed within the past five years.
Eligible service includes work with United States Armed Forces (including active reservists and veterans with honorable discharges); WorldTeach; Americorps or Vista; Peace Corps; or the Fulbright Program. Eligibility for the Greater Good Award is restricted to new students matriculating in a graduate degree at Marlboro College. To retain the award, students must enroll in 4 or more credits each trimester. Graduate certificate students are not eligible for the award.