Boston University School of Education Partners with City Year Scholarship Program

Boston University School of Education (SED) today announced that it has partnered with City Year, whose mission is focused on fighting the national dropout crisis, on their “Give a Year” program that will award scholarships to up to three City Year participants annually who are interested in SED’s graduate programs in education.

“Give a Year” partnerships unite colleges and universities with City Year to develop tomorrow’s leaders and incorporate service as an integral part of the higher education experience by providing benefits to students as well as the institutions.

SED will offer the following benefits to City Year corps, alumni and staff:

  • 66.6 percent Tuition Scholarship towards SED graduate programs for up to three City Year corps members, alumni or staff members per year.
  • Scholarships renewable in the second year of the program, if applicable.
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.

“When we began discussing a partnership with City Year, support was immediate and unanimous. Part of SED’s mission is to collaborate with local and global partners to forge more caring, just, and sustainable societies,” said Katherine Nelson, director of enrollment at SED.

“We feel that we have found a natural collaborator in City Year, an organization that does so much to promote compassion and equity through its work in our country’s public schools.”

“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 Hardin Coleman, Dean of SED. “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.”

Established in 1918, Boston University School of Education serves a diverse student body of 400 undergraduate and 600 graduate students, 112 of whom are pursuing doctoral degrees. It has 52 full-time faculty, numerous adjunct faculty, and 40 staff members. In addition to a significant focus on preparing education professionals, the school is regarded highly for programs in the fields of literacy, mathematics education, deaf studies, international educational development, special education and science education. It is further distinguished by its productive partnerships with local school districts, most notably with Chelsea and Boston.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.