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New York University Silver School of Social Work

City Year is proud to partner with New York University's Silver School of Social Work, a leading graduate school focused on the education of professional social workers, offering a minimum $21,000 tuition scholarship.

New York University’s Silver School of Social Work offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$21,000 scholarships

The City Year National Service Scholars program awards all admitted City Year applicants a guaranteed total minimum of $21,000 ($10,500 per year) towards tuition for the Two-Year and 16-Month Accelerated Master of Social Work programs. The Silver School may offer a higher scholarship (up to $15,000 per year) depending on the strength of the application.

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.

The scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid depending on the strength of their application.

Additional benefit

Application fee waiver

Why City Year loves New York University’s Silver School of Social Work

The Silver School of Social Work at New York University is committed to building knowledge and educating professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Founded in 1960, Silver has had a distinguished history of clinical excellence, dedication to social justice and innovative teaching that prepares its graduates for careers of meaningful impact. The Silver School has provided rigorous training to over 20,000 social work practitioners and leaders in every area of the field.

New York University’s Silver School of Social Work is a premier locus for research and education of professional social workers, offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The school serves as a major postgraduate training center for practicing social workers and offers master’s students intensive learning opportunities in family and children’s services, mental health, integrated health, substance misuse and co-occurring disorders, palliative and end-of-life care, restorative justice and other innovative and emerging areas of social work. Master of Social Work students can also pursue global learning in campuses in the heart of New York City, Rockland County, Westchester County and Shanghai.

To apply

Please visit the Master of Social Work’s admissions website for information on application deadlines and apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Indicate your affiliation with City Year on the Master of Social Work application by answering the national and community service organization question in the financial aid section: “I participate in or am an alum of a national and community service organization (City Year, Peace Corps, Teach for America, etc).”

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waiver code and be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “NYU Silver School” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your AmeriCorps graduation month and year. After you receive your service verification letter from City Year, email it to

Click here for more information on scholarships and financial aid.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (212) 998-5910 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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