Apply for Bendheim Loan Forgiveness by Dec 15

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Are you a recent Wharton MBA bringing your business talents to a nonprofit organization or role in the public sector?

We invite you to apply for the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund — an annual program to ease the burden of student loans for Wharton 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. Applications are open now, and must be submitted online by December 15, 2016.

This resource is open to MBAs during the first five years after graduation, and candidates can be selected more than once over the five year period.

A look at previous winners reveals a diverse network of Wharton alumni. A budget director for one of the world’s greatest museums. A financial analyst for a foundation developing sustainable food systems. A senior policy advisor for the US Department of Education. Last year’s recipients included Claudia Gutierrez, WG’15, an investment associate working with International Finance Corporation to end extreme poverty by 2030, and Orin Hasson, a 2013 graduate who has risen through the ranks at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Created in 2005 by John Bendheim, W’40, and his son Tom, WG/Lauder’90, and managed by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, the loan forgiveness fund has granted $1.3 million to 8o alumni recipients lending their business knowledge to careers in the nonprofit or public sectors.


To learn more about application requirements, read our FAQ. Submit your application online before December 15.