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give a year Partnership: University of Colorado Denver - School of Public Affairs

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City Year is proud to partner with the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs, a leading graduate school that prepares the next generation of leaders in public service and criminal justice professions to solve society’s most pressing problems, offering a 25% tuition scholarship.


Background

The School of Public Affairs prepares the next generation of leaders in public service and criminal justice professions to solve society’s most pressing problems. Working together, faculty, staff and students also conduct research that improves the quality of life and informs policy making and management in the public and nonprofit sectors. The accelerated MPA is a fast-paced, full-time program that brings academically superior students together with a dedicated research and teaching faculty in the midst of the vibrant downtown Denver environment.


Benefits Offered by University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs

Scholarship Amount 25% off tuition
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually 1
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral


Eligibility and Additional Information
 

  • 25% Tuition Scholarship to the accelerated Masters in Public Administration program.

  • The scholarship will be awarded annually to one City Year corps member or alumna/us who completed at least one year of service or a City Year staff member employed for at least two years.  The scholarship is renewable in the second year of the program.

  • The scholarship recipient must remain in good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher) to continue to receive the scholarship in the following semester. If the recipient does not complete the AMPA program in the first eleven (11) months with the cohort, the School of Public Affairs will discontinue the scholarship.
  • A one-year deferral for admitted students who decide to serve with City Year for additional time before starting their program. A student who elects to defer enrollment shall have to re-apply for the give a year scholarship and is not guaranteed a scholarship.

  • Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of the application.

 

To Apply

  • Click here access the School of Public Affairs admissions website and apply online.

 

To Identify and Verify Your City Year Affiliation

  • Please contact the School of Public Affairs Director of Student Recruitment to have the application fee waived and to be considered for the scholarship described above. Please state that you served with City Year and reference our partnership.

  • 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 giveayear@cityyear.org with "UCD School of Public Affairs: 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 the Admissions Office and added to the applicant’s file.


    Contact the School of Public Affairs, Graduate Admissions

    Brendan Hardy
    UCD, School of Public Affairs

    Director of Student Recruitment

    Ph: 303-315-2227

    Email: brendan.hardy@ucdenver.edu

    Mailing:
    1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 525

    Denver, CO 80217


    Please note that all admission 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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