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Education Fund Opportunities at the Graduate School of Education

6 Great Reasons to Support the Education Fund!

  • Your gift will be put to immediate use in academic year 2018-2019 to support need-based financial aid, innovative approaches to teaching, and a strong pipeline of research-to-practice collaborations with school districts across the country.
  • Tuition covers less than two-thirds of the cost of a Stanford education. Students are counting on us—just as we counted on alumni before us—to help close the gap.
  • Did you know that a gift of $50 to the Education Fund has the same impact on the school's budget as an endowed gift of $1,000? That's a fresh and inspiring way to think about the difference every gift makes.
  • In addition to supporting graduate student financial aid, the Education Fund is used to make strategic, high-leverage investments in new opportunities that strengthen the school and further expand the impact of the GSE's work. One example of this type of opportunity is a collaboration between GSE PhD students and teacher candidates in STEP that connects pre-service teachers with cutting-edge research, and doctoral students with front-line classroom experience.
  • Gifts to the Education Fund help fund the Stanford Pre-Education Society (SPREES) - an undergraduate student organization whose mission is to be a supportive community that inspires and empowers students to pursue a professional or intellectual interest in education through discussion and exploration of educational issues and careers.
  • Every gifts counts, regardless of size! The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Thank you GSE alumni and friends for supporting the GSE's 2018 Education Fund!  

Graduate School of Education Annual Fund: The Education Fund

The Graduate School of Education receives only part of its operating budget from the university, so annual giving is a crucial source of unrestricted funding. These flexible dollars allow the school to allocate financial resources where the need is greatest from year to year. For example, the Graduate School of Education Annual Fund supports internships for future education leaders and financial aid funding.Collectively, we can make a difference! Every gift, regardless of size, tells us that you support the school, our students, our faculty, and the work done here every day to improve education.

Increasing Access to Graduate Financial Aid

Jessie Gerson-Nieder

Gift to the Education Fund strengthen the school's ability to attract and train the next generation of leaders. Every gift you make helps us increase our support of Master’s Students for whom financial aid is otherwise scarce.

"If my gift could allow more educators to come and to learn and examine the broader context that informs our work, and then bring that experience back to their schools and communities, I think that would be an amazing investment. "
Jessie Gerson-Nieder, MA '12

Rudy Rubio and Diana Lopez "Financial aid has made a huge impact on International Comparative Education students because it allows them to do research, to collect data, to meet teachers and parents, and to connect with the incomparable faculty here at the Graduate School of Education." Rudy Rubio, BA '08, MA '09

"Graduate student aid is really important in drawing the best students to the Graduate School of Education, making sure they can concentrate on their studies while they are here, and ensuring they can enter careers where they can have the greatest impact."  Diana Delatour Lopez, MA '08
Jessie Arora and Jason Weeby

"This is the best time to be investing in education. This is the best time to have our giving reflect our values as a society." Jessie Arora, MA '08

"Nobody goes into education to become a millionaire.  People go into education because they care about making the lives of teachers and students better. Having student aid helps us attract the most talented people in the country to help solve some of the most intractable social issues that we're confronting today."  Jason Weeby, MA '07

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Make a gift now

You can make your gift online at or by calling Holly Materman
Director, Alumni Relations & the Annual Fund
(650) 723-0630

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