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Antioch University

City Year is proud to partner with Antioch University, a nonprofit institution of higher learning founded on the principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship, with their campuses in New England and Los Angeles offering a 25% tuition scholarship.

Antioch University Los Angeles and New England offer City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarships

Antioch University Los Angeles: A 25% tuition scholarship will be awarded to up to two City Year applicants per year towards the Master of Arts in nonprofit management program and is renewable each year for a maximum of two years.

Antioch University New England: A 25% tuition scholarship will be awarded to up to two City Year applicants per year towards any full-time graduate or Ph.D. program and is renewable each year for a maximum of two years. See list of eligible graduate programs and doctoral programs.

Scholarship recipients must meet Antioch University Los Angeles and New England admissions 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.

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: A one-year deferral is available for admitted students who choose to serve additional time with City Year before starting their graduate study with Antioch University Los Angeles or Antioch University New England.

Why City Year loves Antioch University Los Angeles and New England

With more than 8,000 distinguished alums, Antioch University Los Angeles has been honored to serve the diverse communities of the greater Los Angeles area since 1972. This university remains the legacy of Horace Mann’s original vision and an example of the success of educational experimentation, innovation and diversity of thought. Antioch University continues to break down educational barriers and rebuild them as educational opportunities, providing students with the tools to explore, empower and transform the world around them. The Master of Arts in nonprofit management program provides intensive professional development for people who aspire to make a difference in their community through their leadership in the nonprofit sector and beyond.

Antioch University New England provides transformative education through scholarship, innovation and community action for a just and sustainable society. Antioch University New England is committed to innovative academic excellence, integrating practice with theory in a collaborative learning environment that is attentive to multiple learning styles; believes in ecological stewardship and social justice; cultivates local as well as global perspectives to educate students with diverse backgrounds and opinions to become leaders of change; values community engagement using place-based practices to foster scholarship, activism and service-learning and creates organizational integrity through shared governance.

To apply

To apply and learn about the application deadlines for each program, please visit the admissions website for Antioch Los Angeles and Antioch New England.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please self-identify your City Year affiliation on your résumé and/or essay.

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 with “Antioch University (specify Los Angeles or New England)” in the subject line. Within the email, include your service site 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

Antioch University Los Angeles: please call (310) 578-1080, ext. 100 or email with any questions.

Antioch University New England: please call (603) 283-2130 or email 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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