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American University Kogod School of Business

City Year is proud to partner with American University's Kogod School of Business, a leading business school in Washington, D.C., that is committed to the idea that profit and purpose are not at odds.

American University’s Kogod School of Business offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$10,000 scholarships

Three qualifying applicants in good standing will receive a minimum value of $10,000 to be dispersed while enrolled in any residential graduate degree program. The $10,000 scholarship will be divided equally across the semesters of the program.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

Eligible programs

Master’s degrees

Graduate certificates

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Accepted applicants may defer enrollment up to one year if they choose to serve additional time with City Year. However, City Year applicants cannot defer a merit scholarship. City Year applicants will be reconsidered for the City Year Scholarship for the following year.

Why City Year loves American University’s Kogod School of Business

American University’s Kogod School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Washington, D.C., and is the business school of choice for students who want to combine their study of management with another discipline that will enhance their ability to lead with vision in a rapidly changing global business environment. Kogod’s location in Washington, D.C., and connections throughout the world mean you’ll have access to personal and professional opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. And with its small class sizes, you’ll be able to create meaningful relationships with professors and peers that will last a lifetime.

To apply

Please visit Kogod’s admissions website to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

If available, please check the City Year box on the online application. Otherwise, please contact the admissions office and state your affiliation with City Year and reference our partnership.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing alumni@cityyear.org with “American University Kogod School of Business” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your AmeriCorps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to the admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (202) 885-1913 or email kogodgrad@american.edu with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums 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.

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