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University Partnership: Episcopal Divinity School
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City Year is proud to partner with Episcopal Divinity School, a historic institution and leading divinity school, offering 25% annual tuition scholarships.


Episcopal Divinity School is a respected and progressive center for study and spiritual formation for lay and ordained leaders. Committed to a mission of forward-looking social justice and inclusive education and grounded in the Anglican tradition, EDS balances a respect for the past with an orientation of innovation. Located on a beautiful campus near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, EDS provides easy access to some of the best educational resources in the world, especially as a member of the Boston Theological Institute, a consortium of 10 eminent theological schools, seminaries, and departments of religion in the Boston area.

Benefits offered by Episcopal Divinity School

Scholarship Amount 25% annual tuition scholarship
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually 1
Application Fee Waiver Eligible to Apply
Enrollment Deferral Eligible to Apply

Eligibility and Additional Information

  • 25% Tuition Scholarship. The scholarship award for Episcopal Divinity School will be 25% of tuition, for up to one recipient. This scholarship applies to either the Master of Arts in Theological Studies or Master of Divinity Programs, for full-time or part-time study, for traditional (on-campus) learning option only.
  • To be eligible for the EDS/City Year scholarship, the applicant must fulfill the regular admissions requirements for the desired program and must be accepted by the EDS Admissions Committee.
  • Scholarships renewable for subsequent years for the length of the program, provided that academic standards are met.
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • Applicants may apply for a waiver of the application fee as defined in the Admissions section of the EDS website.
  • Accepted applicants may petition the EDS Admissions Committee for a one-time, one-year deferral of admission, in keeping with EDS admissions policies.
  • City Year applicants will be eligible for other financial aid from EDS, although no additional awards are guaranteed.

Eligible Programs:

  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Master of Divinity

To Apply

  • Click here to access Episcopal Divinity School’s admissions website and to apply online. Please make sure that the resume you submit with your application indicates your City Year service and please upload a separate document indicating your interest in the scholarship with the rest of your application materials. An application fee waiver form is available on the EDS website.

  • Deadlines: EDS is now accepting applications through its new, online application. Visit for upcoming deadlines.

  • City Year Verification: A verification letter must be submitted to be considered for the scholarship. Please send an email to Amanda Smidt, City Year's National Manager of Alumni & Career Services, at with "EDS: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line and include the site where you served and dates of service in the email. This letter will be sent to Episcopal Divinity School’s Admissions Office and added to applicant file.

To Contact the EDS Admissions Office


Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. Corps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year. 

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