Applications open for the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund

Wharton MBA alumni: receive a financial award for your career in social impact.

If you’re a recent graduate in a nonprofit, education, government, or social impact career, apply to join the nearly 100 different Wharton alumni who have already received $1.7 million in loan forgiveness awards.

Applications are now open for the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund, a competitive program that awards loan forgiveness to Wharton alumni working in a variety of social impact careers. The program was created in 2005 by John Bendheim, W’40, and his son Tom, WG’90, G’90, and is managed by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. The award is available to recent MBA graduates (2014 or later), who have the opportunity to earn up to $20,000 per year to pay down student loans.

Learn more: Read key information and FAQS about the program on our website.

Meet the 2018 recipients: Learn about the 2018 awardees—17 Fellows who are lending their business acumen to mission-driven careers in the nonprofit, public, and social impact sectors.

Get inspired: Read about Katherine St. Onge and Jodi Reynhout, two EMBA grads who are using their Wharton skills to transform social impact organizations with the support of the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund.

Apply now for the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program.

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on December 12, 2018. Decisions will be announced by the end of February 2019.
Wharton MBAs and EMBAs who graduated in 2014 and later are eligible to apply. Employees of the University of Pennsylvania are ineligible. Determination of eligibility is solely the decision of the selection committee.