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Simmons University School of Social Work

City Year is proud to partner with Simmons University's School of Social Work, a pioneering liberal arts university with renowned coeducational graduate programs, offering 25% to 50% tuition scholarships.

Simmons University’s School of Social Work offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

The Simmons City Year Scholarship + Consideration for Additional Merit Scholarships

The Simmons City Year Partnership award will range from 25% -50% total tuition, based upon tuition at time of admission to the Master of Social Work program for up to 25 City Year applicants per year. Please note, City Year applicants are also considered for additional scholarship awards. Total savings, including the Simmons City Year Partnership Award combined with other scholarship funding, can amount to as much as a 70% discount on total tuition.

Please note applicants who do not receive a Simmons City Year Partnership Award are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships depending on the strength of their application and availability of funds. Students are unable to combine the Simmons City Year Scholarship with other partner, professional or alumnae scholarships or discounts, and students enrolling in an employer-based cohort are also ineligible to receive the Simmons City Year Award. Following admission, a scholarship letter will detail the total awarded amount and associated terms. For any questions on scholarships, please contact

Part-time students (five or more credits) and full-time students (10 or more credits) are eligible to be considered for this scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is only available to on-campus students. Students interested in the online Master of Social Work should reach out to for more information.

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 one year.

Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of their application and availability of other Simmons scholarship funds.

Eligible Programs

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Admitted students will be permitted to defer enrollment by one year if they decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies.

Why City Year loves Simmons University’s School of Social Work

For over a century, Simmons has been a leader in innovative social work education. From cutting-edge simulations (the use of actors to simulate real-world clinical practice) and interdisciplinary partnerships, to a renowned field education program, to doctoral social work programs that have strong mentoring components and value practice expertise, the School of Social Work provides students with a one-of-a-kind social work education.

The School of Social Work is distinguished in many ways—with nationally acclaimed faculty, a strong emphasis on clinical practice, alums who are leaders in their fields and innovative teaching practices that set its graduates above the rest. The School of Social Work’s campus location in Boston is embedded in world-renowned hospitals and research facilities, which provide inspiration for Simmons faculty locally and across the country.

To apply

Visit the Master of Social Work’s admissions website for information on the application process and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please self-identify your City Year affiliation on your résumé and/or personal statement. City Year applicants should also identify themselves through a check box on the online application.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

Please contact the admissions office to get an application fee waiver code to include when submitting your online application.

To ensure your scholarship is awarded, please request a service verification letter be sent to Simmons University after earning acceptance. Please email, and within the email, please include the site where you served and your AmeriCorps graduation month and year. Once requested, the verification letter will be sent electronically by City Year to with you copied on the email.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (617) 521-3939 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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