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University Partnership: Baylor University - Garland School of Social Work

City Year is proud to partner with the Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, offering 50% annual tuition remission to eligible City Year AmeriCorps members, alumni and staff.


The Garland School of Social Work (GSSW) prepares graduates to serve in a wide range of public and private settings, from schools and hospitals to prisons and foundations, with a diverse group of human service organizations in between. One of the competencies Baylor social workers develop is the ethical integration of faith and social work practice. This means preparing students to serve in congregations, religiously-affiliated and other faith-based organizations. With campuses in both Waco and Houston, Texas, students have an opportunity for diverse field education experiences. In partnership with the Truett Theological Seminary and the Hankamer School of Business, students can also pursue a joint degree in Waco. For more information about GSSW programs and joint degree options, click 



Benefits offered by the Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University:


Scholarship Amount

50% tuition remission for up to two years

Number of Scholarship Awarded Annually


Application Fee Waiver


Enrollment Deferral

One-year deferral


Eligibility & Additional Info
  • The award will be 50% tuition remission for up to five (5) recipients per year between our Waco and Houston campuses. To qualify for the award, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours per semester.

  • Scholarships awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.

  •  The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years provided recipients maintain continuous full-time registration and remain in good academic standing according to Baylor Social Work standards.

  • 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.

Eligible Programs:


Master of Social Work- Standard
Master of Social Work- Advanced Standing



How To Apply:

  • For information about our MSW Program and the application process, please click here.

  • To identify your City Year affiliation and have the application fee waived:
  • Please contact Please state that you served/are serving with City Year and reference our partnership. We ask that you also self-identify within your personal statement.

  • To Access the Application Fee Waiver and Apply for the Scholarship:
  1. Request City Year service verification: Please email the City Year Alumni & Career Services Department at with "Baylor Social Work: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line and include the site where you served and dates of service in the email. This letter will be sent directly to the Baylor Social Work Admissions Office and added to your applicant file.

To Contact the Admissions Office:

Please call 254-710-6411 or email

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps 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.