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Stetson University

City Year is proud to partner with Stetson University, a leading university focused on engaging students with challenging academics and instilling values for life, offering 40% tuition scholarships for undergraduate and select graduate programs.

Stetson University offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

40% scholarships

The award will be equal to at least 40% of tuition for up to 10 City Year recipients per year, with flexibility to allocate these scholarship slots between qualifying undergraduate and graduate programs.

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.

Eligible programs

The scholarships described above apply to all undergraduate programs.

The scholarships described above apply to the following graduate programs:

Additional benefits

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

Why City Year loves Stetson University

Stetson University has had a constant vision since 1883: engage students with challenging academics and instill values for life; educate those who are daring enough to pursue not just success but significance. At Stetson, students develop the ability to explore more deeply, think critically and express ideas clearly and creatively across many challenges. Its commitment is to engage students in every aspect of their academic and campus life, nurture the values and skills necessary to rise above personal challenges and shape the future.

To apply

Visit Stetson University’s undergraduate admissions website for information on the undergraduate application process and to apply online.

Visit Stetson University’s graduate admissions website for information on the graduate application process and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact Stetson’s undergraduate admissions office at or graduate admissions office at to identify yourself as a City Year applicant and state your site and dates of service.

Please also self-identify 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 “Stetson University (specify undergrad or grad): 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

For questions related to undergraduate admissions, please contact Brian Fortman, director of undergraduate admissions, at

For questions related to graduate admissions, please contact Brandon Spieth, director of graduate admissions – continuing education and outreach, at

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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