Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
City Year is proud to partner with Brandeis University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a leading graduate school focused on training the next generation of scholars.
Brandeis University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff
$10,000 scholarships: available for all admitted City Year applicants who pursue full-time enrollment in the following programs:
Master of Arts
- classical studies: Ancient Greek and Roman studies
- music composition and theory (one-year Master of Arts or two-year Master of Fine Arts)
- Near Eastern and Judaic studies
- women’s, gender and sexuality studies
Master of Science
$9,000 scholarships: available for all admitted City Year applicants who pursue full-time enrollment in the Master of Arts in teaching program (elementary and secondary education).
$8,000 scholarships: available for all admitted City Year applicants who pursue full-time enrollment in the Master of Science in biotechnology program (the dual Master of Science/Master of Business Administration degree is not eligible).
Scholarship recipients must meet the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ 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.
For eligible programs, applicants will be considered for additional need-based awards depending on their submission of the FAFSA.
Application fee waiver
Enrollment deferral: Admitted students may defer enrollment by one year if they decide to stay with City Year for additional time before starting their studies.
Why City Year loves Brandeis University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Brandeis University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, established in 1953, enrolls more than 900 students pursuing advanced degrees in dozens of fields. Graduate study at Brandeis offers students in-depth and broad-based scholarly exposure while providing professional training in their chosen fields.
The Graduate School is characterized by a low student-to-faculty ratio and emphasis on interdisciplinary study; graduate students enjoy ample opportunity for interaction with faculty and colleagues.
To identify your City Year affiliation
Please select “City Year” as your affiliation at the end of the online application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Brandeis GSAS: service verification letter” in the subject line. Within the email, indicate your service site and dates of service. Your verification letter will be sent electronically by City Year to the admissions office and added to your applicant file.
To contact the admissions office
Please call (781) 736-3410 or email GSAS@brandeis.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.