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Simmons University Graduate Liberal Arts

City Year is proud to partner with Simmons University, a pioneering liberal arts institution with renowned coeducational graduate programs, offering 25% tuition scholarships towards select Graduate Liberal Arts programs.

Simmons University’s Graduate Liberal Arts programs offer City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarship

The City Year Partnership Scholarship will be equal to a minimum 25% tuition discount on qualifying graduate degree programs for one City Year applicant per year. Part-time (five or more credits) and full-time students (10 or more credits) are eligible to be considered for this scholarship.

This scholarship opportunity is only available to on-campus students.

Applicants who do not receive a City Year Partnership Scholarship will automatically be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of their application and the availability of other Simmons scholarship funds.

The scholarship will be awarded to a City Year AmeriCorps member or alum who completed at least one term of service or a City Year staff member employed for at least two years.

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. Students who are awarded the City Year Partnership Scholarship may not defer their award but will be eligible for full reconsideration for the new intended start term.

Why City Year loves Simmons University’s Graduate Liberal Arts programs

Simmons University’s Graduate Liberal Arts programs blend innovation and academic tradition to form the foundation for pioneering graduate programs in education, liberal arts, behavior analysis and public policy. Faculty, students and alums bring tremendous energy and experience to their work, and their enthusiastic commitment and collaboration make graduate life at Simmons a uniquely engaging experience.

Simmons provides a graduate education that is both challenging and custom-made. A collaborative environment and enviable student to faculty ratio—combined with its faculty’s impressive record of publications, professional experience and research awards—guarantee personal attention and expert mentorship.

To apply

Admission processes, requirements and financial details vary for each graduate program at Simmons University. For detailed tuition information and application instructions, click here and select your program.

Apply early for maximum consideration for admission and financial aid.

To identify your City Year affiliation

To identify your City Year affiliation, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing alumni@cityyear.org with “Simmons GLA” 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 access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To receive an application fee waiver code, please contact the graduate admission office and state that you are a City Year applicant and reference our partnership.

Please list your City Year affiliation on your résumé/CV on your application to receive automatic consideration for City Year Partnership Scholarships.

To contact the admissions office

Please email gsa@simmons.edu or call (617) 521-2915 to contact the graduate admissions office 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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