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North Central College

City Year is proud to partner with North Central College, a private liberal arts and science institution located outside of Chicago in Naperville, Illinois, offering 50% tuition scholarships.

North Central College offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

50% scholarships

A minimum 50% tuition scholarship will be awarded to all admitted City Year applicants per year towards any undergraduate program and is renewable for up to four years.

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.

Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of their application.

Additional benefits

  • There is no fee to apply.
  • Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral for students admitted to the program who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies with North Central College.

Why City Year loves North Central College

Since 1861, North Central College has been a place where new ideas lead to unlimited possibilities. It is an independent college dedicated to the power of the liberal arts and sciences to transform students into leaders both in their careers and communities. North Central College students study across more than 60 undergraduate majors, with their education made richer by supportive faculty and staff, world-class facilities and countless opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.

To apply

Visit North Central’s admissions website for application details and apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact the admissions office and state your City Year affiliation and dates of service 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 “North Central College: 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.

To contact the admissions office

Please contact the admissions office at or (630) 637-5800 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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