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Baylor University Garland School of Social Work

City Year is proud to partner with the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution.

Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

15% scholarships

Up to four eligible City Year applicants will receive 15% tuition remission, and one eligible City Year applicant will receive a guaranteed graduate assistantship towards qualifying social work programs.

To qualify for the awards, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years provided recipients maintain continuous full-time registration and remain in good academic standing according to Baylor Social Work standards.

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.

This benefit is available to applicants who apply by the priority deadline of March 1.

Eligible programs

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Admitted students will be permitted to defer enrollment by one year if they decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies.

Why City Year loves Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work

Located in Waco, Texas, the Garland School of Social Work prepares professional social workers who can assess and build on the strengths of persons, families and communities. Graduates of their Master of Social Work program are prepared to serve as social work clinicians and counselors, program planners, administrators and community developers within diverse public and private sectors.

To apply

Please visit the Master of Social Work’s admissions website for information on the application process and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact the School of Social Work’s admissions office and state your affiliation with City Year and reference our partnership.

Please also self-identify your City Year affiliation within your personal statement.

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 “Baylor Social Work: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and dates of service. This letter will be sent directly to the School of Social Work’s admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (254) 710-6411 or email MSW_Admissions@baylor.edu to connect with the admissions office.

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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