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University Partnership: Bentley University - The Founding give a year Partnership

Bentley University








City Year and Bentley University have joined forces to develop a breakthrough give a year partnership to integrate the pivotal leadership opportunities of service and higher education, offering a $20,000 tuition scholarship.

NOTE: This partnership is currently under review and the benefits/scholarship opportunities highlighted on this page may not be available. Please check back for updates.


Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leaderand one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.

Benefits offered by Bentley University

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Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually       


*The actual scholarship award will be applied in the final year of a student’s matriculation at either the undergraduate or graduate level at Bentley.


  • The give a year partnership will enable young people who give a year with City Year in combination with their Bentley education to earn a variety of benefits including:
    • $20,000 scholarship from Bentley
    • Credits toward Bentley's Service-Learning Certificate
    • Eligibility for internships with leading global corporations
    • Recognition as Bentley National Service Scholars
  • Scholarships will be 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.

  • Bentley, a pioneer in business education,will award up to 10 scholarships annually to Bentley National Service Scholars who participate in the program.The actual scholarship award will be applied in the final year of a student's matriculation at either the undergraduate or graduate level at Bentley.

To Apply

  • Click here to access Bentley University's admissions website and apply online. 

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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.