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Boston College School of Social Work

City Year is proud to partner with Boston College's School of Social Work, offering up to six $50,000 scholarships.

Boston College’s School of Social Work offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$50,000 scholarships

A $50,000 scholarship will be awarded to up to six City Year applicants per year for the Master of Social Work program. The scholarship will provide $25,000 for the first year of the program and is renewable for a second year.

Scholarship recipients must meet the School of Social Work’s admissions criteria.

Scholarships are 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.

Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of their application.

Additional benefit

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

Why City Year loves Boston College’s School of Social Work

Boston College’s School of Social Work offers a top-ranked Master of Social Work program with diversity awareness as a core value that prepares students for effective and culturally sensitive practices when working with diverse populations. Boston College’s mission is to prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills to practice competently and compassionately and to provide an intellectual atmosphere that facilitates faculty and student scholarship and research.

To apply

Visit the Master of Social Work’s admissions website for details on the application requirements and deadlines and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

City Year applicants should self-identify by checking the City Year box/selecting City Year from the dropdown menu on the application.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Boston College School of Social Work” 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 call (617) 552-4024 or email to connect with the admissions office.

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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