Teach for America Applicants

The Darden School of Business is proud to have an official graduate school partnership with Teach for America.

Darden’s mission is to improve society by developing principled leaders for the world of practical affairs. The MBA program — known for its case study methodtop-ranked faculty and tight-knit community — will get you ready to take on any business challenge after graduation. Whether you want to switch careers or continue on your path in creating positive change in education, Darden will develop in you the business and leadership skills needed to be a transformative leader, as well as provide you with lifelong career management skills.

Deferral Option

If you are accepted into both Teach for America and the Darden MBA program at the same time, Darden will grant you a two-year deferral so that you can complete your two years with Teach for America.

Application Fee Waiver

The application fee is waived for all second-year corps members and alumni applying to the MBA program. To request an application fee waiver, please submit an e-mail to darden@virginia.edu noting your involvement with Teach for America. 

Teach for America Scholarship

Darden has one half-tuition, merit-based scholarship for Teach for America alumni available each year. The scholarship is renewable over two years provided the student remains in good academic standing. All Teach for America alumni applicants are automatically considered for this scholarship.

Video: From Teach for America to Darden

Caroline Davis (MBA '11) talks about her path from Teach for America to business school, as well as the many resources available for students coming from non-traditional backgrounds. 

Questions?

Contact Catie Yeilding, assistant director of admissions, at YeildingC@darden.virginia.edu

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