Education Fellowship Sweetens The Deal With a $20K MBA Scholarship

Jan 25, 2012

Education Pioneers is a national nonprofit that aims to accelerate excellence in education by attracting and developing top leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs to help improve the public education system. One way they do this is through their competitive education fellowship programs. Education Pioneers offers an Analyst Fellowship: a full-time, paid, 10-month program that places talented early career professionals into mission-critical roles in school districts, charter management organizations, nonprofits, and other leading education organizations. In 2012, Education Pioneers will place 60 Analyst Fellows in organizations in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and the state of Texas.

Also big news – Analyst Fellows and Alumni are now eligible for a $20,000 MBA scholarship at the Boston University School of Management!

That’s not all. Education Pioneers also offers a summer Graduate School Fellowship with a $7,000 stipend, as well as a new Yearlong Fellowship, for a 12 month work experience. All Fellows gain work experience and participate in professional development workshops to prepare them for leadership positions in education, and Yearlong Fellows receive an annual salary ranging between $65,000 and $75,000, plus benefits.

As an Education Pioneer Fellow, what could you accomplish in 10 weeks or 12 months?  Fellows complete projects such as developing a student achievement data system for a school district, preparing growth and quality expansion plans for charter schools, and performing advocacy work to support school turnaround strategies. In addition, past Fellows have:

  • Managed a $600,000 charter school facility renovation
  • Presented policy recommendations to the Secretary of Education
  • Forecasted the effects of a school district’s human capital initiatives
  • Designed professional development curriculum for a school, and
  • Conducted legal research for education-related litigation.

Fellowship application deadlines are approaching in February. Read here for more information.