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University Partnership: Stetson University

Stetson University

City Year is proud to partner with Stetson University, a leading university focused on engaging students with challenging academics and instilling values for life, offering a 40% tuition scholarship.


Stetson University has had a constant vision since 1883: engaging students with challenging academics and instilling values for life; educating those who are daring enough to pursue not just success, but significance. At Stetson, students develop the ability to explore more deeply, think critically and express ideas clearly and creatively across many challenges. Our commitment is to engage students in every aspect of their academic and campus life, to nurture the values and skills necessary to rise above personal challenge and shape the future.

Benefits offered by Stetson University (Undergraduate)

Scholarship Amount

40% Tuition Scholarship

Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually


Application Fee Waiver


Enrollment Deferral

One-year deferral

* Ten total scholarships will be awarded each year with flexibility to allocate these scholarship slots between undergraduate and graduate programs.  Click here for more information about the University Partnership with Stetson University at the graduate level.


Eligibility & Additional Info

  • The award for Stetson University will be equal to at least 40% of tuition for up to ten recipients per year.
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year corps members or alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • Admitted students will be permitted to defer enrollment by one year if they decide to stay with City Year for additional time before starting their studies.
  • Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards based on the strength of the application.

To Apply

  • Click here to access the Stetson University Admissions Website and apply online.

  • Deadlines: The early decision deadline is November 1 with rolling admission beginning on November 15. Please check the Stetson University website for more deadline details.

  • To identify your City Year affiliation: Please contact Stetson University’s Admissions Office to identify yourself as a City Year applicant and get the application fee waived. Please also self-identify on your resume and/or essay.

  • 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 "Stetson University undergrad: 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 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.