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Boston University College of Education & Human Development

City Year is proud to partner with the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University, a leading graduate school committed to both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship, offering 50% tuition scholarships.

Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

50% scholarships

Up to five eligible City Year applicants per year will receive a guaranteed one-year scholarship amounting to 50% of the then current tuition rate. The scholarship can only be applied to full-time tuition towards any master’s or certified advanced graduate program.

Scholarships are renewable at the sole discretion of Wheelock.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who successfully complete one term of service and current 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

Within the following graduate programs, more than 30 areas of full-time study are eligible for the scholarships described above:

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral for students admitted to the program who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting with Wheelock. If a scholarship recipient decides to defer enrollment, the recipient forfeits the scholarship for the current academic year but may re-apply for the scholarship for the upcoming year.

Why City Year loves Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development is committed to the advancement of research and scholarship in the field of education, while providing rigorous preparation for students beginning or advancing their career.

Boston University faculty combine practical expertise and groundbreaking research to provide students with the most current practices in preparation to be leaders in their field. Wheelock believes the combination of scholarship and practice will ensure students are equipped with the tools to be positive influences and changemakers in their communities after graduation.

To apply

Prior to starting your application, please carefully review the application instructions, deadline information and details about required materials.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please select “City Year” when asked about your partner affiliation on the online application.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

Once your online application for admission is 100% complete and to your satisfaction, please contact Graduate Student Services at and request your City Year application fee waiver. Please do not submit the application yourself, as this requires a credit card payment of the application fee.

To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “BU Wheelock” 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 Wheelock College’s admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (617) 353-4237 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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