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University Partnership: Prescott College Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing

City Year is proud to partner with Prescott College, a leading institution of higher learning focused on educating students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment, and physical well-being in multicultural communities, offering a 25% tuition scholarship for their Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing.


The Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing at Prescott College (on-campus and online options) prepares students to tackle the challenges of economic, social, political, and environmental inequality. Students will develop the practical and analytical skills, experiences, and connections required to collaborate toward social justice and human rights at local, national, and international levels. Strong focus is placed on critical social theory as a powerful tool for understanding complex relations of history, politics, economics, culture, and power with a commitment to learning through direct action and in collaboration with directly affected communities organizing to confront the global crises and challenges of the twenty-first century. Where there's smoke, there's fire and our students are looking to be the new age firefighters for social justice and human rights. *This program is pending final approval by the Higher Learning Commission.

Prescott College offers a resident undergraduate and Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing at its main campus in Prescott, Arizona as well as limited-residency (distance) bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. All programs emphasize student-directed, experiential learning, environmental and cultural awareness, and social justice.  More information at

Benefits offered by
Prescott College

Scholarship Amount  25% off tuition
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually  All admitted
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral  One-year deferral


Eligibility & Additional Info 

  • 25% tuition scholarship for their Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing. The award will be equal to 25% of tuition for all admitted City Year corps, alumni and staff members per year.

  • Scholarships awarded to City Year alumni for at least one term of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.

  • A one-year deferral for admitted students who decide to serve with City Year for additional time before starting their study with the graduate program in Community.
Eligible Programs and To Apply:

The final application deadline for the fall term is May 15th.

To Identify Your City Year Affiliation

  • Please contact the Admissions Office (below) to be considered for the scholarship described above. Please state that you served with City Year and reference our partnership.

  • City Year verification: To get the application fee waived and to be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with "Prescott College" 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 Contact the 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.