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Rutgers University School of Planning and Public Policy

City Year is proud to partner with Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, a top-ranked Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Public Policy program, offering 25% tuition scholarships.

Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarships

The award for the School of Planning and Public Policy’s graduate programs will be equal to 25% of tuition for up to two City Year applicants per year. All students must meet the school’s admission criteria.

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.

Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of their application.

Eligible programs

Master’s degrees

Doctoral degrees

Additional benefits

  • Application fee reimbursement
  • Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral for students admitted to a graduate program who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their study with the School of Planning and Public Policy.

Why City Year loves Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University is a top-ranked Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Public Policy program committed to rebirth of the public-service ethic in the United States. The Bloustein School serves as one of the nation’s key centers for the theory and practice of planning and public policy scholarship and analysis. As part of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the Bloustein School capitalizes on the strength and resources of this major research university, reaching to the larger world beyond the realm of academia to contribute to regional, national and international communities.

To apply

Application deadlines vary by program. Visit the School of Planning and Public Policy’s admissions website for more information on application requirements and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

On the online application, there will be a drop-down list of organizations. Select “City Year/AmeriCorps” from that list to identify your affiliation and upload any required service verification documents.

Please also self-identify your City Year affiliation on your résumé.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee reimbursed and be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing alumni@cityyear.org with “Rutgers School of Planning and Public Policy” in the subject line. Within the email, include your service site and your AmeriCorps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent back to you to upload to your online application.

To contact the admissions office

For questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at (848) 932-7711 or recruit@ejb.rutgers.edu.

For questions about programs within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, please call (848) 932-5475 or email ejb@ejb.rutgers.edu.

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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