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New York University, Steinhardt School

City Year is proud to partner with New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, a graduate school with a one-of-a-kind integration of education, communication, health and the arts, offering up to five $15,000 annual scholarships to eligible City Year applicants.

New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$15,000 scholarships

The City Year Scholarship awards $15,000 for up to five eligible City Year applicants per year towards full-time graduate study in an on-campus master’s degree, advanced certificate or artist diploma program.

The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years provided recipients maintain continuous registration and remain in good academic standing, according to Steinhardt standards. Candidates must also have a valid FAFSA on file and be deemed eligible for federal aid.

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 merit-based aid depending on the academic strength of their application.

Eligible programs

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Steinhardt will consider, but cannot guarantee, deferrals up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.

Why City Year loves New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is one of the largest graduate schools at New York University, offering a diverse range of programs in applied psychology, art, education, health, media and music. Founded in 1890 as the first school of pedagogy in the United States, today New York University Steinhardt advances the education, health and well-being of people and communities around the world. It achieves this by fostering knowledge, creativity and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education and human development.

The Steinhardt community’s impact spans academic fields as well as local and global communities. For more than 130 years, it has built community partnerships with schools, families, community agencies, arts organizations, cultural institutions and healthcare facilities. The Office of Equity, Belonging and Community Action also leads actionable programs for accelerated change in Steinhardt’s community and around the world.

To apply

Please visit Steinhardt’s graduate admissions website to learn more about the application process and apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

To request your City Year service verification letter, please email the City Year Alumni and Career Services Department at with “NYU Steinhardt: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Include the site where you served and dates of service in the email. This letter will be sent directly back to you so that you can include it as a part of your application.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived, please select that you are affiliated with City Year when prompted to do so on the online application. Please also list your City Year experience on your résumé and other application materials.

To apply for the City Year Scholarship, submit the new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your Steinhardt graduate on-campus application and complete the FAFSA. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 1.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (212) 998-5030 or email with any questions.

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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