Give a Year: Graduate Application Benefits for CityYear Affiliates


Boston University School of Education (SED) has partnered with City Year, an organization dedicated to fighting the national student dropout crisis. This “Give a Year” partnership will award scholarships to up to three qualified City Year graduate students annually.

SED will offer the following benefits to City Year corps, alumni and staff who apply to SED graduate programs:

  • The $70 application fee is waived for all qualified affiliates
  • 66.6 percent Tuition Scholarship will be awarded to up to three City Year corps members, alumni or staff members per year.
  • Scholarships are renewable in the second year of the program, if applicable.

To be eligible for the above benefits, affiliates must be City Year alumni who have completed at least one year of service or City Year staff members who have been employed for at least two years.

“I have the utmost confidence that City Year alumni who choose to pursue graduate study in Education will enter our School with a proven commitment to the field, as well as with valuable experience to share with their classmates and with the SED community as a whole,” said Katharine Nelson, Director of Graduate Admissions for Boston University School of Education. “In return, we look forward to providing our City Year Scholars with the formal training they will require in order to continue making significant contributions to the field of education.”

For more information about the BU SED & City Year partnership, please visit the partnership page.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.