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University Partnership: Claremont Lincoln University
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City Year is proud to partner with Claremont Lincoln University, an online graduate university with innovative degrees for creating positive social change, offering 50% annual tuition scholarships.


Claremont Lincoln University is a WASC accredited, Non-Profit, Online Graduate University offering Master of Arts degrees in Social Impact, Peace and Social Justice with concentration in Interfaith Action, and Organizational Leadership with concentrations in Civic Engagement, Ethics, Healthcare or Human Resources, Higher Education, Technology Management, and Professional Studies. We are dedicated to empowering students to engage in solutions that improve the world for the benefit of all.  As our world gets smaller, the challenges we face become more complex.  These new challenges require a new set of leadership skills for navigating diverse interests and finding common ground for peaceful and inclusive resolutions.  Join us as we engage in positive social change together.  

All of our students complete our Claremont Core® advanced courses in which change-makers develop awareness in self and others (Mindfulness), using Dialogue and Collaboration across differences, and utilize effective strategies for organizational and community transformation (Change). The Core sequence culminates in the Capstone Action Project (CAP) in which you can design, implement and evaluate a project that meets your needs, either individually or collaboratively with classmates (even across degree programs). When you complete the Claremont Core, you will have the advanced knowledge, skills and outlook to be a more effective change-maker.


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Benefits offered by Claremont Lincoln University 

Scholarship Amount 50% annual tuition scholarship
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually 5
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral


Eligibility and Additional Information

  • 50% Tuition Scholarship. The scholarship award 50% of tuition, for up to five (5) recipients per year.
  • The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years provided recipients maintain continuous registration and remain in good academic standing, according to Claremont Lincoln University standards. 
  • 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.
  • Claremont Lincoln University will allow deferrals up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.
  • Scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid based on the academic strength of the application.

Eligible Master’s Programs


To Apply

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

  • To identify your City Year affiliation:
    • Please contact the Admissions Office and state that you served with City Year and reference our partnership. 
  • To access the Application Fee Waiver and Apply for the Scholarship:
    • Request City Year service verification: Please email the City Year Alumni & Career Services Department at with "Claremont Lincoln University: City Year verification letter request" in the subject link and include the site where you served and dates of service in the email. This letter will be sent directly to the Claremont Lincoln University 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.