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University Partnership: The George Washington University School of Business MBA Program
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City Year is proud to partner with The George Washington University School of Business, recognized as one of the country's best business schools, offering $25,000 tuition scholarships.


George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is increasingly recognized as one of the country's best business school. The curriculum, focused on ethical leadership, globalization, sustainability and social responsibility, and extraordinary experiential learning opportunities will prepare you to be proficient in the fundamentals of business and will enable you to excel as a leader in the new global economy. Whether you're consulting for Fortune 500 companies, helping build local economies in developing markets, studying sustainable tourism in Cuba, or behind-the-scenes event planning at the Olympic Games, there is no limit to what you can do at GWSB.

Benefits offered by George Washington University School of Business 

Scholarship Amount $25,000 tuition scholarship
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually 3
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral


Eligibility and Additional Information

  • $25,000 Tuition Scholarship. The scholarship award will be $25,000, for up to three (3) recipients per year pursuing the full-time Global MBA Program.
  • This scholarship dollar amount is not renewable for the second year, but will be dispersed between the duration of the program at a set rate to be determined in the scholarship award letter.
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year corps members and alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • A one-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and decide to serve with City Year before starting their study with GWSB.
  • Scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid based on the academic strength of the application.

Eligible Programs:  GWSB Global MBA Program (click to view the fact book)

To Apply

  • Click here to access GWSB’s graduate admissions website and apply to the Global MBA program online.

  • Request Service Verification Letter: To get the application fee waived and to be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with "GW MBA: City Year verification letter request" in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your corps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to Admissions Office and added to your applicant file.

  • To identify your City Year affiliation: In order to receive the application fee waiver, please select "Pay by Check” when you get to the section of the application that requires you to pay for the application and then submit your application. Immediately after submitting your application, please email the Admissions Office and confirm your affiliation. Upon receipt of your service verification letter, we will then verify your application fee waiver in our system. 

To Contact the Office of Admission


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.