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Simmons University School of Library & Information Science

City Year is proud to partner with Simmons University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, a pioneering liberal arts university with renowned coeducational graduate programs, offering a 25% tuition scholarship.

Simmons University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarship

The award will be equal to 25% of tuition for up to one City Year applicant per year for the entire duration of their graduate program.

Part-time (five or more credits) and full-time students (10 or more credits) are eligible to be considered for this scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to a City Year AmeriCorps member or alum who completed at least one term of service or a City Year staff member employed for at least two years.

Eligible programs

Master’s degrees

Doctoral degree


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. Students who are awarded the Give-a-Year Scholarship may not defer their award but will be eligible for full reconsideration for the new term they defer to.

Why City Year loves Simmons University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Simmons University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science is a national leader with top-rated faculty, prestigious alums and great locations in Boston, South Hadley and Amherst, Massachusetts. It offers a learning experience that is highly collaborative and much more personal than that of large universities. In the School of Library and Information Science, you’ll have direct and frequent access to faculty who pride themselves on being personal mentors. You’ll work closely with classmates in an engaging, supportive classroom environment, be it face-to-face or through innovative online programs.

To apply

Admissions processes, requirements and financial details vary for each graduate program. For tuition information and application instructions, please select your program from this list.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please self-identify your City Year affiliation through a check box on the online application and on your résumé and/or personal statement.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To have the application fee waived, select that you are a City Year applicant in the dropdown box on the application and the fee will automatically be waived.

To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Simmons SLIS” 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 (617) 521-2868 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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