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University Partnership: Antioch University

City Year is proud to partner with Antioch University, a nonprofit institution of higher learning founded on the principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship, with their campuses in New England and Los Angeles offering a 25% tuition scholarship.


Antioch University New England provides transformative education through scholarship, innovation, and community action for a just and sustainable society; is committed to innovative academic excellence, integrating practice with theory in a collaborative learning environment that is attentive to multiple learning styles; believes in ecological stewardship and social justice, cultivating local as well as global perspectives to educate students with diverse backgrounds and opinions to become leaders of change; and values community engagement: using place-based practices to foster scholarship, activism, and service learning; creating organizational integrity through shared governance.

With more than 8,000 distinguished alumni, Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) has been honored to serve the diverse communities of the greater Los Angeles area since 1972. The University remains the legacy of Horace Mann’s original vision, and an example of the success of educational experimentation, innovation, and diversity of thought. Antioch University continues to break down educational barriers and rebuild them as educational opportunities, providing students with the tools to explore, empower, and transform the world around them.  The MA in Nonprofit Management (MANM) degree provides intensive professional development for people who aspire to make a difference in their community through their leadership in the nonprofit sector and beyond.

Benefits offered by Antioch University


Scholarship Amount

25% off tuition annually (see eligibility and 
 additional info below for specifics on each campus)

Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral


Eligibility and Additional Info

  • Scholarship and Program eligibility: 
    • Antioch University Los Angeles: 25% Tuition Scholarship towards the M.A. in Nonprofit Management program, renewable each year for a maximum of two years, awarded to up to two (2) City Year scholars each year.
    • Antioch University New England:  25% Tuition Scholarship towards any full-time graduate or PhD program, renewable each year for a maximum of two years, awarded to up to two (2) City Year scholars each year. See list of eligible graduate programs and doctoral programs.  Programs include Applied psychology, clinical psychology, education, teacher certification, environmental studies and more.
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year corps members and alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years. Scholarship recipients must meet Antioch University New England Admission Criteria.

  • A one-year deferral for admitted students who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their graduate study with Antioch University New England or Antioch University Los Angeles’s M.A. in Nonprofit Management Program.

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

To Apply


  •  To verify and identify your City Year affiliation:To get the application fee waived and to be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with "Antioch University (specify Los Angeles or New England)" in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your corps 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 note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. Corps members, alumni 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.