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School for International Training Graduate Institute

City Year is proud to partner with the School for International Training’s Graduate Institute, a leading graduate school focused on preparing students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals and citizens, offering $7,500 and $10,000 scholarships.

The School for International Training’s Graduate Institute offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$7,500-$10,000 scholarships

A scholarship of at least $7,500 for part-time hybrid programs and $10,000 for global master’s programs will be awarded to all City Year applicants who pursue a master’s degree at the School for International Training’s Graduate Institute.

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.

Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of their application.

Eligible programs

Global Master of Arts (full time)

Master of Arts (part-time hybrid)

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Admitted students will be permitted to defer enrollment by one year if they decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies.
  • City Year staff members are also eligible for a $10,000 partnership scholarship, including virtual and part-time options.

Why City Year loves the School for International Training’s Graduate Institute

The School for International Training’s Graduate Institute offers internationally focused master’s degrees, certificates and professional development programs in the fields of climate change, humanitarian assistance, international education, peace and justice leadership, sustainable development and Teaching English to speakers of other languages. Founded over 40 years ago as a training center for early Peace Corps volunteers, the Graduate Institute’s part-time, low-residency and full-time, face-to-face global master’s programs are based on an experiential learning model and a commitment to social justice and intercultural communication.

To apply

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

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please check the “City Year” box on the Graduate Institute’s online application. Otherwise, contact the admissions office and state that you served with City Year and reference our partnership.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waiver, prior to submitting their application, the applicant should email to identify themselves as affiliated with City Year and to request the application waiver.

To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “SIT Graduate Institute” 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 1-(800) 336-1616 (toll free in the United States) or 1-(802) 258-3510 (outside of the U.S.) 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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