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Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School

City Year is proud to partner with the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of social work in America, offering annual tuition scholarships.

Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$27,000-$36,000 scholarships

The City Year Scholarship will be awarded to up to 10 recipients per year across the following programs:

City Year applicants will receive special consideration for all Mandel School scholarship aid, ranging from the partial-tuition scholarships listed above to the full-tuition Leadership Fellows Program.

Scholarships will be renewed each semester for the full duration of the award terms, provided that the student remains in good academic standing.

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.

Additional benefits

  • There is no fee to apply.
  • Enrollment deferral: Accepted students may defer enrollment up to one year if they decide to serve additional time with City Year.

Why City Year loves Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University was founded in 1915 by and for the Greater Cleveland community in the belief that a university-based school of social work would transform the work of people and organizations to achieve to their full potential. Ranked as the top ninth social work school in the United States, the Mandel School is at the forefront of educating future leaders in social work and nonprofit management. Its mission is to promote social justice and empower communities. Its research is shaping public policy, informing social change and transforming lives. Mandel School students are talented, compassionate and diverse people who are educated and mentored by world-renowned professors and taught in a rigorous, groundbreaking curriculum that will prepare them to change the world.

To apply

Visit the Mandel School’s admissions website for information on application requirements and deadlines.

Start your application by visiting this online portal.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact the admissions office and state your City Year affiliation and reference our partnership.

To apply for the scholarship

To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Case Western Reserve University Mandel School” 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 email or call (216) 368-1655 to contact the admissions office.

To speak directly to a recruiter, please contact Lisa Strausbaugh,, 216-368-2827

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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