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University Partnership: Washington University in St. Louis - Brown School



City Year is proud to partner with the Brown School providing Masters Programs in Social Work and Public Health and offering (4) $40,000 tuition scholarship to City Year alumni.


The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis offers a top-ranked Master of Social Work program and an innovative Master of Public Health program. The Brown School is an inclusive environment, dedicated to using our expertise, research skills, and values-driven commitment to make maximum impact towards racial, social, economic and health equity. In our student-centered community, our faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting our diverse student body in academic and professional development. 


Benefits offered by the Brown School

Scholarship Amount  $40,000 tuition scholarship         
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually           4
Application Fee Waiver Yes (see details below)
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral 


Eligibility & Additional Info

  • $40,000 tuition scholarship. The scholarship will be allocated throughout the student's study at the Brown School, for up to four (4) recipients per year. City Year alumni who do not receive City Year scholarships are eligible to be considered for additional merit-based scholarships. All candidates being reviewed for merit-based scholarship may be asked to complete a video interview. 

  • Scholarships awarded to City Year corps members and alumni who have completed at least one year of service.
  • The Brown School will allow deferrals for up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.


To apply to the Brown School's MSW program visit

To apply to the Brown School's MPH program visit

To identify your City Year affiliation:  Please check the City Year box on the online application.


To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship:

  •  For students applying to the MSW Program

    1) Please download the Request For Application Fee Waiver form and complete all required instructions. This form is hosted on our website.

    2) Request a City Year verification letter by emailing  the City Year Alumni & Career Services Department at with  subject line"Brown School: City Year verification letter request.” In your email, include the site where you served and dates of service in the email.

    3) In your application, indicate that you are waiver-eligible. You will be asked to upload both your completed Request For Application Fee Waiver form and City Year Verification Letter directly into your your application.

    4) Your Admissions Portal will not display the Application Fee as “Received” until the application has been submitted and documents mentioned above have been received and process by the Office of Admissions.

  •  For students applying to the MPH Program
    •   Applications to the Brown School’s MPH program are received through SOPHAS (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health). The Brown School is not able to directly provide application fee waivers within the SOPHAS system; however, City Year members may visit the SOPHAS Fee Assistance Program to learn about the waiver request process.

To Contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment


Please call 314.935.6676 or email

    City Year National Service Scholars                                                                          



    Maddie Carson ’09 & ’10
    MSW ’12

    Chad Baker '06 &'07
    MSW ‘12

    Read Maddie's Full Profile

    Read Chad's Full Profile

    Patrick McCulloch '10 & '11 
    MSW '13

     Read Patrick's Full Profile



    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.