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University of Pittsburgh School of Public & Intl. Affairs

City Year is proud to partner with the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, a professional school with a focus on public and urban affairs, international affairs and international development, offering a tuition scholarship.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarships

A 25% tuition scholarship will be awarded to up to four City Year applicants per year to pursue a full-time graduate program in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Scholarships are renewable for a second year as long as the student maintains a 3.5 GPA and completes 24 credits in their first year.

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 aid depending on the strength of their application.

Eligible programs

Master’s degrees

Doctoral degree

Additional benefits

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

Why City Year loves the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

As part of the University of Pittsburgh, one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs is a leader in education, a pioneer in research and a partner in regional development. Throughout its 50-year history, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has created a legacy that inspires graduates to make public institutions better, create a higher quality of government and promote social responsibility throughout the world.

As one of the oldest and most respected schools of its type in the U.S., the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs enrolls some of the most talented students from around the world. The admissions committee reviews each application carefully and holistically and considers personal, professional and academic factors in making its decisions.

To apply

All applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree and must complete an online application. With the exception of academic transcripts, which must be submitted in hard-copy, all parts of the application should be submitted electronically.

Read more about the Graduate School of Public and International Affair’s application requirements and frequently asked questions.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please self-identify your City Year affiliation in your résumé and/or essay.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived, email us at letting them know that you are City Year and they will create a waiver code for you. To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “UPitt: School of Public and International Affairs” 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 call (412) 648-7640 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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