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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

The Simmons City Year Partnership Scholarship

The Simmons City Year Partnership award will be equal to at least 25% total tuition, based upon tuition at time of admission. Both part-time (five or more credits) and full-time students (10 or more credits) are eligible to be considered for the Simmons/City Year scholarship. Up to 25 City Year scholarships will be awarded across eligible Simmons graduate programs each year.

Please note that City Year applicants may also be considered for additional merit and endowed scholarship awards, but are unable to combine the Simmons City Year Scholarship with other partner, professional or alumnae scholarships or discounts. Following admission, a scholarship letter will detail the total awarded amount and related terms.

The scholarship is awarded to a City Year AmeriCorps member or alum who has completed at least one term of service or a City Year staff member employed for at least one year before enrolling at Simmons.

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.

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, holding multiple impressive rankings including #1 for Archives & Preservation and #7 for Services for Children and Youth Programs. Students are drawn to the School of Library and Information (SLIS) for its top-rated faculty, prestigious alums, experiential learning experiences, and great locations in Boston, South Hadley and Amherst, Massachusetts, and the option to pursue most Library and Science degrees online or in a hybrid fashion. The School of Library and Information Science 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 form 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 ensure your scholarship is awarded, please request a service verification letter be sent to Simmons University after earning acceptance. Please email, and within the email, please include the site where you served, your AmeriCorps graduation month and year, and the program you are applying to. Once requested, the letter will be sent electronically by City Year to the with you copied on the email.

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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