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Brown University Department of Education

City Year is proud to partner with Brown University's Department of Education, offering ten 25% tuition scholarships to explore the field of education.

Brown University’s Department of Education offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarships

Up to 10 City Year recipients per year will receive an annual 25% tuition scholarship towards a qualifying master’s degree program.

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.

The scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional aid based on the strength of their application.

Eligible programs

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 Brown University’s Department of Education

At the Department of Education at Brown University, students get the perspectives and tools they need to become agents for systemically under-resourced schools and systems, in Providence and beyond. The Master of Arts in teaching and urban education policy programs are committed to small, cohort-based experiences that allow students to personalize their graduate year.

The year-long Master of Arts in teaching program is unique in blending the best of university- and residency-based teacher education programs, combining intensive coursework, immersive teaching experiences and personalized coaching to prepare teachers to become culturally responsive and impactful educators advancing the cause of justice. As part of a small, collaborative cohort, students receive comprehensive, critical and equity-based preparation for secondary-school teaching careers (grades seven to 12) in English, social studies, math and science (biology, chemistry or physics/engineering).

By integrating research, theory and practice, urban education policy students learn how urban education policy works, how decisions are made, how to measure policy consequences and how to make an impact. The cross-disciplinary urban education policy program prepares students for a variety of professional careers and can also act as a springboard for advanced study involving policy analysis, planning and development in public education.

To apply

Visit Brown’s teaching or urban education policy admissions pages to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

If available, please check the “City Year” box on the online application. Otherwise, please contact the admissions office and state your affiliation with City Year and reference our partnership.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To request an application fee waiver, complete the “application fee waiver request” on the online application. In addition, you must send a service verification letter to Education@Brown.Edu at least 3 days prior to the program’s application deadline. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application and require you to resubmit your application with the appropriate payment. Within the email, state your full legal name and the name of the program to which you are applying and include “Fee Waiver Materials” in the subject line of the email.

To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Brown University Department of Education (specify UEP or MAT)” 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 (401) 863-2407 or email or 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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