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University Partnership with the University of New Hampshire Department of Education


City Year is proud to partner with the University of New Hampshire, an institution combining the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a land-grant research institution, so our alumni can continue to affect change in their communities.


University of New Hampshire (UNH) is not only a land-grant institution but also a designated sea- and space-grant University, and is among the top-tier research institutions nationally. The University is made up of dozens of academic departments, interdisciplinary institutes, and research centers that attract students and faculty from around the world. As state-of-the-art facilities are built to support academic growth, and new residence and dining halls are built to meet the growing popularity of campus life, the University continues to rest lightly on the Durham landscape. Some 13,000 students and hundreds of faculty and staff live and work amid the rolling hills and riverbeds of one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

The UNH Department of Education's mission is to broaden participation in schools in our increasingly complex and diverse society.  The faculty members engage with communities to conduct scholarship that increases our understanding of how schools can promote learning and well-being for every student.  The school examines the role of language, literacies and culture as integral in the process of teaching and learning.  The faculty also prepares education professionals to meet the demands and needs of our communities through reflective practice and innovative technology.  Graduates from the program assume roles of responsibility and leadership in PreK-12 schools and classrooms, community agencies, colleges and universities, and in school administrative offices.  They are prepared to meet the challenges they will encounter throughout their careers as educators.

UNH Department of Education Offers the Following Benefits:

  • Scholarship amount will be equal to at least 25% of tuition, with dollar amount depending on number of City Year New Hampshire members admitted to the program.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to up to 3 City Year New Hampshire corps member or alumni annually who have successfully completed at least one year of service.
  • Scholarship eligible for the first year of enrollment in graduate programs through the Department of Education.
  • Scholarships available to City Year New Hampshire corps members or graduates only.
  • Application fee waiver
  • A one-year deferral for students admitted to the program who decide to serve another year with City Year before starting their study.
  • Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of the application.

To Apply

  • Application deadlines vary by program.  Click here for more information and to apply online.

To Identify and Verify Your City Year Affiliation

  • Contact Tom Schram, Director of Teacher Education, by email at or by phone at (603) 862-2383 to identify yourself as a City Year applicant and to get the application fee waived.

  • A verification letter must be submitted to be considered for the scholarship. Please send an email to Ted Wing, City Year New Hampshire Recruitment Director, at with "UNH Dept of Ed: 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 UNH’s Department of Education’s Graduate Admissions Office and added to the applicant’s file.

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.