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Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

City Year is proud to partner with Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, offering annual $12,000-$14,000 tuition fellowships.

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$12,000-$14,000 fellowships

A minimum $14,000 tuition fellowship will be awarded for the two-year Master of Public Policy program to all admitted City Year applicants per year. This funding is awarded through the tuition fellowship as well as through payment for community service, teaching, research or a graduate assistantship.

A $12,000 tuition fellowship will be awarded during the first year of study for dual-degree programs to all admitted City Year applicants. These students must spend one year in the Master of Public Policy program before starting a dual degree in the Juris Doctor, Master of Environmental Management or Master of Business Administration programs.

These tuition fellowships 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.

These fellowships represent the minimum awards; all applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid depending on the strength of their application.

Why City Year loves Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy

Established in 1971 as the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy is among the nation’s leading and largest public policy schools. In addition to its undergraduate and doctoral degrees, Sanford offers selective master’s programs in public policy, international development policy, environmental policy and national security policy. Master of Public Policy candidates may also earn dual degrees in law, business, divinity, medicine or environmental policy. The Sanford School of Public Policy is a community of excellence committed to producing knowledge and leadership that truly transform policy challenges.

To apply

Visit the School of Public Policy’s admissions website to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please indicate your City Year affiliation on your resume and check the appropriate box on the online application

To apply for the scholarship

To be considered for the scholarship, please email with “Duke University Sanford SPP: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and dates of service. This letter will be emailed back to you for you to upload to your application.

To contact the admissions office

Please contact Jessica Pan, director of admissions and scholarships for the Master of Public Policy, at (919) 613-9244 or with any questions regarding admissions.

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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