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Paul Smith’s College

City Year is proud to partner with Paul Smith’s College, situated along the shores of Lower Saint Regis Lake in the Adirondack Mountains with a campus providing a dynamic environment for pushing beyond the traditional boundaries of education into new ways of learning, offering 50% tuition scholarships.

Paul Smith’s College offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

50% scholarships

The award will be equal to 50% of tuition for an undergraduate program for all admitted City Year applicants per year and is renewable as long as students maintain a 3.5 GPA and complete 24 credits in the first year.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps and alums who complete at least one term of service and 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.

Additional benefits

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

Why City Year loves Paul Smith’s College

Paul Smith’s College is a thriving college, broadly recognized for outstanding experiential education and an adventurous spirit. It seeks to develop career-ready graduates through hands-on, personalized education; to educate, research and advocate on issues that improve the planet and the lives of the people that inhabit it and to help the Adirondack region be ecologically and economically sustainable. For over 60 years, Paul Smith’s College has provided a range of two- and four-year degrees that combine proven career training with a meaningful exploration of self, society and the earth.

To apply

Paul Smith’s operates on a rolling admissions basis for both fall and spring semesters. Applying sooner rather than later is recommended as financial aid and housing will follow shortly after you are accepted.

Visit the admissions website for more information on application deadlines, requirements and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact the financial aid department at or (518) 327-6220 and state your City Year affiliation and reference our partnership.

To apply for the scholarship

To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Paul Smith’s: City Year verification letter request” 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 admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (518) 327-6227 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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