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University Partnership: Paul Smith's College of Arts and Sciences
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Paul Smith's

City Year is proud to partner with Paul Smith’s College, situated along the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake in the Adirondack Mountains with a campus providing a dynamic environment for pushing beyond the traditional boundaries of education into new ways of learning, offering 50% tuition scholarships.


Whether your passion is forestry or the culinary arts, hospitality or biology, natural resources or business, for over 60 years Paul Smith's has provided the experience to launch your life. And while our range of two- and four-year degrees is diverse, everything we teach is based on the same principle: That actually doing is a critical part of learning.

Benefits offered by Paul Smith's College:

Scholarship Amount 50% tuition scholarship
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually All Admitted
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral


Eligibility and Additional Information

  • 50% Tuition Scholarship. The award will be equal to 50% of tuition for all admitted City Year corps, alumni and staff members per year.

  • Scholarships applicable to undergraduate programs and renewable for up to 4 years.

  • Scholarships renewable for a second year, as long as the student maintains a 3.5 GPA and completes 24 credits in the first year.

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

  • Application fee waiver

  • A one-year deferral for admitted students who decide to serve with City Year before starting their studies with Paul Smith's College.

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

To Apply

Paul Smith's operates on a rolling admissions basis. The school accepts applications on a continuous basis for both Fall and Spring semesters. They do recommend applying sooner rather than later, as Financial Aid and Housing will follow shortly after you are accepted.

To Identify and Verify Your City Year Affiliation

  • To be considered for the Paul Smith’s College City Year Scholarship, please contact the Financial Aid department at 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 "Paul Smith’s: 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 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.