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Loyola Marymount University School of Education

City Year is proud to partner with Loyola Marymount University's School of Education, the leading graduate school focused on life-long learning and academic excellence, the education of the whole person and the promotion of service and justice for all.

Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

30% scholarships

A 30% tuition scholarship will be awarded to up to 30 admitted City Year applicants per year for any 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.

Eligible programs

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral for admitted students who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their program.

Why City Year loves Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education

Anchored in the 500-year Jesuit educational tradition, Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education is innovative, collaborative and focused on making an impact in the real world of schools. The School of Education cultivates teachers, educational leaders and mental health professionals who work in diverse schools and communities to foster educational equity and social justice.

Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education degree programs integrate theory and practice in a way that ensures its graduates are well equipped to bring real-world solutions to today’s problems. School of Education graduates are leaders who understand that education is transformational. Extraordinary educators. Fearless trailblazers.

To apply

Each program has separate eligibility criteria and admissions requirements. Please contact for more information on individual programs.

Visit the School of Education’s admissions website to apply.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please self-identify your City Year affiliation on your résumé and/or essay.

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 “LMU School of Education: 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. Once the service verification letter is received, LMU will respond to City Year applicants with an application fee waiver code.

To contact the admissions office

To receive detailed information and answers to most commonly asked questions on the program of your interest, request a detailed information packet.

To send your additional questions to an admissions counselor and/or request a one-on-one zoom meeting at a time that fits your schedule, please email or

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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