The Bonner Foundation is pleased to announce a new graduate school partnership with the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.
Vanderbilt Peabody College seeks to enhance the human condition, with a particular focus on children’s learning and development. They accomplish this mission, through the preparation of teachers and leaders; through cycles of research, implementation, and refinement; through service to families, schools, and communities; and through external engagement with professionals, leaders, and policy-makers. Peabody’s focus on learning differences has helped to define the college, as has a reputation for empirical rigor in educational neuroscience; child, family, and community development; special education; the learning sciences; and educational leadership and policy. Peabody is devoted to creating opportunity in an increasingly diverse society and to solving large societal problems.
Vanderbilt Peabody College at a glance:
Each year, Peabody College consistently ranks among the top graduate schools of education by US News and World Report, and has been ranked first five times.
97 percent of Peabody master’s graduates have landed a job in field within four months of graduation.
Current graduates have found jobs in state and federal education agencies, legislatures, and school district offices; public, charter, and independent schools; colleges and universities; foundations, nonprofits, and think tanks.
Bonner Program participants and alumni who have (1) successfully met the requirements of their scholarship/service and (2) possess an interest in education policy and research are encouraged to apply for a graduate or professional degree at Vanderbilt Peabody College. The school will provide an application fee waiver for all Bonner Scholars and Bonner Leaders, and for those accepted into the program, a partial tuition scholarship that applies to any of their 16 Master’s and 2 campus-based Ed.D. programs.
Eligibility Requirements and Next Steps:
Submit a complete application by the December 31 priority deadline.
Earn admission to an eligible Master’s or Ed.D. program at Vanderbilt Peabody College.
Successfully complete requirements of Bonner Scholar or Bonner Leader Program at undergraduate institution.
Provide a letter verifying your successful participation in the program from your Bonner Scholar or Bonner Leader program adviser from your home institution or from the central office.
Must maintain good academic standing to maintain scholarship support.