Bay Area

Only 35 percent of the Bay Area’s low-income students meet state English standards, compared with 76 percent of other students — an achievement gap of 40 percentage points. In math, that achievement gap is 43 percentage points.

The Bay Area needs you.


Mississippi is 50th in national student achievement rankings. In 2015, only 26% of Mississippi 4th graders scored proficient or above in reading and only 30% scored proficient or above in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Nation’s Report Card.

Mississippi needs you.


Las Vegas

In 2015, only 26 percentage of 8th grade students in Nevada scorecard proficient or advanced in mathematics on the National Assessment of Education progress, the Nations’ Report Card, and only 27 percent scored proficient or advanced in reading.

Las Vegas needs you.



54 percent of students starting 9th grade in 2008 graduated from high school in four years. Of those, only one in ten are college-ready upon graduation.

Buffalo needs you.


New York City

Charter school students in NYC outperform their district peers by 12 percentage points in math and 5 percentage points in ELA. However, African American and Hispanic charter school students outperform their district peers by 29 and 23 percentage points respectively in math, and 17 and 14 percentage points respectively in ELA.

New York needs you.


San Antonio

In 2015, only 51% of San Antonio High School graduates tested college-ready in English and Math, and only about half of all graduates enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college program upon graduation.

San Antonio needs you.



The achievement gap in Houston is widening. Between 2011 and 2014, the achievement gap in Houston grew by 15 percent, a pace faster than 85 percent of major U.S. cities.

Houston needs you.

Apply Now

The 2018 Fellowship application is now open.

The application process for the BES Fellowship involves completing an online self-study questionnaire and survey prior to submitting your introductory information and resume. Select candidates will then be invited to submit a formal application- a process that involves answering questions via webcam

Application Deadlines:

October 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
March 1, 2018
June 1, 2018




Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage serious candidates to apply today. Please email with technical issues or questions about the application process.