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Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

City Year is proud to partner with Tufts University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a progressive graduate school focused on providing intimate educational experiences, opportunities to explore multidisciplinary approaches, innovative and rigorous research environments and close mentoring from a faculty of academic distinction.

Tufts University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarships

The scholarship amount will be equal to 25% of the yearly tuition for up to 10 City Year applicants per year for graduate programs in the School of Arts and Sciences. Scholarship recipients will be recognized as City Year National Service Scholars.

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 strength of their application.

Additional benefits

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

Why City Year loves Tufts University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Graduate programs offered through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University are distinguished by their innovative courses, close student-faculty interactions and mentoring opportunities and the exciting collaborations that occur between disciplines and schools at Tufts. The school offers 14 doctoral programs and 32 master’s level programs in arts and sciences. Faculty members, who comprise a community of scholars and researchers, welcome graduate students by integrating them into research projects and classroom teaching.

To apply

Application deadlines vary by program. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will continue to review applications for admission on a space-available basis after the regular deadlines have passed.

Visit the graduate admissions website to learn more about the application process and deadlines and apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Check the box next to “Current City Year Corps member or Alumni” under the “application information” section of the online application to identify your City Year affiliation.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Tufts Application: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and dates of service. This letter will be sent electronically to the graduate admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (617) 627-3395 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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