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Saint Mary’s University

City Year is proud to partner with Saint Mary’s University, a leading Catholic institution inspiring academic excellence through the integration of liberal studies, professional preparation and ethical commitment, offering 75% tuition scholarships.

Saint Mary’s University offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums, and staff

75% scholarships

The City Year Scholarship is valued at 75% of annual tuition for up to four qualified City Year applicants per year towards full-time study in an undergraduate degree program.

Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years (eight semesters) for either transfer or first-time freshman students. Students must meet scholarship renewal criteria, including maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better and continued full-time enrollment.

Students who receive additional scholarship support from Saint Mary’s (merit, talent or special program based) at a level greater than 75% of tuition will receive the scholarship of higher value. Applicants who qualify for more than one Saint Mary’s scholarship for undergraduate study will receive only the scholarship of higher value.

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

Undergraduate degree programs in the following schools and colleges are eligible for the scholarship described above:

Additional benefits

  • There is no application fee for prospective students who submit the online application.
  • Enrollment deferral: A one-year deferral is available for accepted students who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies.

Why City Year loves Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1852 by Marianist brothers and priests, Saint Mary’s University is a central part of the cultural history that makes San Antonio unique. Providing an enriching academic experience for students of varied faiths and backgrounds, St. Mary’s stays true to its core mission of educating for the common good through civic engagement and service to the community. St. Mary’s graduates become successful in their careers and make meaningful contributions to local, regional, national and international communities.

To apply

Saint Mary’s University has a rolling admissions policy. However, demand has been high in recent years, and it is possible the entering class will reach capacity. Priority is given to students who complete the application process in a timely manner. The application priority deadline for entrance into the Fall 2023 term is December 15.

Visit Saint Mary’s admissions website to learn more about the application process and apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact the admissions office to identify yourself as a City Year applicant 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 “St. Mary’s University: 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

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission, please call (210) 436-3126 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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