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Lesley University graduate programs

City Year is proud to partner with Lesley University, the university that empowers students to become dynamic, thoughtful leaders in education, mental health counseling and the arts.

Lesley University’s graduate programs offer City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% tuition discount

A 25% tuition discount will be awarded to all admitted City Year applicants per year for Lesley University’s on-campus or low-residency graduate degree programs.

The scholarship may be renewed each semester for the full duration of your program, provided that you remain in good academic standing.

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.

Eligible programs

All on-campus and low-residency graduate degree programs in the following areas of study are eligible for the scholarship:

Additional benefits

  • No application fee
  • Enrollment deferral: Once accepted, you may defer enrollment for up to one year if you decide to serve additional time with City Year.

Why City Year loves Lesley University’s graduate programs

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to the world’s best-known universities, Lesley University combines an intensely creative environment with the practical experience students need to succeed in their careers. Each year, 2,500 undergraduate and 5,300 graduate students pursue degrees on campus, off-site, online and through low-residency programs. Along with Lesley University’s 84,000 alums, students are discovering the power of creativity to overcome obstacles, foster connections and reveal fresh answers to the world’s problems.

To apply

Visit Lesley’s admissions website to learn about programs deadlines, the application process and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact Lesley’s graduate admissions office and state your affiliation with City Year and reference our partnership.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

There is no application fee. To be considered for the tuition discount, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Lesley University Graduate Programs” 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 graduate admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (617) 349-8300 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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