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Bard College Graduate Programs in Sustainability

City Year is proud to partner with Bard College’s graduate programs in sustainability, which cultivate leaders who break through existing systems and innovate solutions to critical social, environmental and economic challenges, offering 30% tuition scholarships.

Bard College’s graduate programs in sustainability offer City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

30% scholarships

Bard College’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability provide partial tuition fellowships worth at least 30% of tuition to admitted City Year applicants.

Fellowships awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

Eligible programs

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Admitted students will be permitted to defer enrollment by one year if they decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies.

Why City Year loves Bard College’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Bard College’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer cutting-edge master’s degrees in policy, business or education that embed extended field-based practical training and individualized career support. Its alums are changing the rules through environmental policy, changing the game through sustainable business and changing minds through environmental education. Its students, alums and faculty influence sustainability education and practice globally. They model the world they want to create by building a diverse, inclusive and collaborative community committed to social, racial and environmental justice and equity.

To apply

Visit the Graduate Programs in Sustainability’s application page for more information on the application process and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please state that you served with City Year and reference our partnership on the online application.

To apply for the scholarship

To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must provide a service or employment verification letter from City Year by emailing with “Bard College GPS: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your AmeriCorps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to the admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please contact Margo Bogossian, Assistant Director of Enrollment & Marketing at (845) 663-4197 or, or email the admissions office at with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums 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.

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