Calling MBA alums working in the social impact sector! Wharton Social Impact Initiative invites you to apply for the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund.
The John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service eases the burden of student loans for selected Wharton MBA graduates pursuing careers in the nonprofit and public sectors. If chosen for this program, we will grant up to $20,000 per year to pay down your student loans.
Created in 2005 thanks to John Bendheim (W’40) and his son Tom (WG/Lauder’90), the fund has granted more than $1 million in loan forgiveness to 77 Wharton MBAs. “Our goal is to encourage and support our MBAs’ choice to work in careers where they can have significant social impact,” explains Tom Bendheim.
Eligible candidates must be Wharton MBA graduates from the class of 2009 onward, currently pursuing careers in the public and nonprofit sectors. A look at the previous winners reveals a diverse network of Wharton alumni creating change around the world — including teachers advocating for the arts, financial analysts for state education departments, and government thought-leaders in cities across America and abroad.
To learn more, read our FAQ or visit the Projects & Partnerships section.