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Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College

City Year is proud to partner proud with Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, a leading graduate school focused on developing the next generation’s global leaders, offering a tuition reduction scholarship.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

50% scholarships

Heinz College awards all admitted City Year applicants a scholarship equivalent to a minimum of 50% of current tuition for any program within the Heinz College. Scholarship recipients must meet Heinz College’s admission criteria.

Applicants will be awarded additional merit-based awards based upon their application of admission.

Additional benefits

  • There is no fee to apply.
  • Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral for students admitted to Heinz College who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their program.

Why City Year loves Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment.

The School of Public Policy and Management ranks as one of the world’s top public affairs graduate schools. For 50 years, it has developed future leaders through an approach that is unique, by faculty who are world-renowned. The most popular program among City Year alums has been the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management, a full-time professional master’s degree program that integrates information technology, quantitative analysis and management skills to solve complex policy issues.

To apply

Visit the admissions website for the master’s in public policy and management to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Applicants should indicate their City Year experience on the online application.

To apply for the scholarship

No separate application is necessary to be considered for the scholarship. The award will be made at the time of admission.

To contact the admissions office

To learn more about Heinz College, please contact David Eber, executive director of admissions and financial aid, at (412) 268-3347 or

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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