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City Year is proud to partner with Boston University School of Education, a leading graduate school committed to both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship, offering 66.6% tuition scholarships.


The Boston University School of Education has been committed to both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship since its founding in 1918. The graduate programs reflect this dual commitment. The school offers programs leading to initial licensure as a teacher, counselor, or administrator, as well as programs of advanced studies for practitioners and scholars. This dual commitment is also reflected in the faculty, who combine practical classroom expertise and scholarly attainments. These two aspects of the work are seen as a natural and necessary combination: either would be diminished by the absence of the other. The scholarly work deepens and enriches the preparation of educators; and the preparation of educators tethers scholarship to the realities of practice.

Benefits offered by Boston University School of Education

Scholarship Amount 66.6% off tuition
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually 3
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral

Eligibility & Additional Info

  • 66.6% Tuition Scholarship towards graduate programs. The scholarship award for Boston University School of Education will be equal to 66.6% of tuition for up to three (3) City Year corps members, alumni or staff members per year.
  • Scholarships renewable in the second year of the program, if applicable.
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year 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 admitted to the program who decide to serve with City Year before starting with Boston University School of Education.
  • Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of the application.

To Apply

Application deadlines vary by program. All deadlines have passed for fall 2012 enrollment, but some programs will review applications on a space-available basis.

Click here to learn more about application deadlines.
Click here to apply online.

To identify and verify your City Year affiliation

  • Please answer "Yes” to the City Year affiliation question on the online application for admission. Note: The City Year affiliation question will be available on the next online application beginning in August. If you are applying before August, please contact the admissions office directly to identify your City Year affiliation.

  • To get the application fee waived and be considered for the give a year scholarship, please contact the admissions office.  Once your online application for admission is 100% complete and to your satisfaction, please contact Graduate Admissions at and request your City Year fee waiver. Please do not submit the application yourself, as this requires credit card payment of the application fee.

  • 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 "BU School of Education: 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 Boston University School of Education's Admissions Office and added to 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. 

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