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University Partnership: The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University
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City Year is proud to partner with The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, one of the leading public and international affairs graduate schools in the nation, offering a $5,000 or more tuition scholarship for their residential programs.


The Bush School seeks students who are driven by a higher calling into service and desire a challenging program and interactive opportunities. Students are typically involved in their communities and on their campuses, exemplifying leadership and service components that the School will enhance. With graduate masters' degrees in Public Service and Administration (MPSA) and in International Affairs (MIA), The Bush School prepares students for careers in nonprofits, educational agencies, all levels of government, international development organization or NGOs, think tanks, national security agencies, government contracting, private industry, and related fields in public service. Students enhance course studies through collaborative assignments, study abroad and networking opportunities, leadership and writing programs, speakers, professional internships, and capstone projects with clients.

Additional info about the MPSA program:

  • The MPSA has a track in public management or public policy, with a concentration that features Education Policy and Management. Learn moreThe MPSA program also partners with the College of Education and Human Development for those who enter into the MPSA can then segue into an education PhD program.  Learn more.
  • Our MPSA has a track with Nonprofit Management concentration and International NGO concentration.  Learn more about the nonprofit track here and Int'l NGO concentration here

Benefits offered by The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University

Scholarship Amount A minimum of $5,000 tuition scholarship for the residential MPSA or MIA (not the online options)
> Scholarships renewable at the same rate in year two
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually All Admitted
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral Yes for the MPSA program 


Eligibility and Additional Information

  • $5,000 or more per year Tuition Scholarship for the residential MPSA or MIA degrees. The award for The Bush School will be equal to at least a $5,000 tuition scholarship for all admitted City Year corps, alumni or staff members in their first year. Applicants will be considered for higher merit-based aid depending on the strength of the application.
  • Out-of-state students will received a non-resident tuition waiver that qualifies them for Texas resident rates, saving approximately $9,500 a year.
  • The residential MPSA and MIA cost about $11,500 per year in tuition/fees at resident rates.
  • Scholarships are renewable at the same rate in their subsequent year of the program; so the minimum award is actually a $10,000 scholarship over two-years for Texas residents (and higher savings for non-residents due to the non-resident tuition waiver).
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • Application fee waiver.
  • A one-year deferral for MPSA students who are admitted to the program and decide to serve with City Year before starting with The Bush School

To Apply

To Identify Your City Year Affiliation 

  • City Year verification: To get the application fee waived and to be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with "Texas A&M Bush School" 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 Admissions Office and added to your applicant file.

To Contact the Office of Admission


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.