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

Brown School of Social Work



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 number-one ranked Master of Social Work program and an innovative Master of Public Health program. These two complimentary fields are aimed at creating healthy and productive individuals and communities. Students at the Brown School are united by a passion to help others, and the School’s student-centered approach ensures students are given the resources they need to succeed in creating positive impact.



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.
  • 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.
  • Scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid, based on the academic strength of the application.


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
    •  Request City Year verification: Please email the City Year Alumni & Career Services Department at with " Brown School: 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 directly back to you to apply to your application City Year Corps Members and Alumni will be prompted to indicate their eligibility for a fee waiver before they submit their application. After you indicate your eligibility, you will also be asked to complete the Request for Application Fee Waiver form. You will attach this Fee Waiver form and your verification letter and upload the documents directly into your application.
    •  Please note, an applicant’s Admissions Self Service Center will not display the Application Fee as “Received” until the application has been submitted and the Office of Admissions & Recruitment has received the Verification Letter.
    • Corps Members & Alumni who indicate their City Year service on their application are considered for the City Year scholarship. While no additional essay is required, candidates may be asked to participate in a scholarship interview.
  •  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.
    •  Corps Members and Alumni who indicate their service on their application are considered for the City Year scholarship. While no additional essay is required, candidates may be asked to participate in a scholarship interview

To Contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment


Please call 314.935.6675.  Email to

Interested in pursuing a joint degree in Social Work and Education (MSW/MAEd)?

The prestigious Wendt Fellowship Program in St. Louis School Leadership provides full-tuition financial support to a select number of Master of Social Work/Master of Arts in Education joint-degree students. Each Wendt Fellow will be paired with an outstanding school leader as a mentor. Applications for the Wendt Fellowship are due by March 1, 2016  For more information: Click here to learn more about the Wendt Fellowship Program.


    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.