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Syracuse University School of Education

City Year is proud to partner with Syracuse University’s School of Education, a national leader in improving and informing educational practice for diverse communities, offering 33% tuition scholarships.

Syracuse University’s School of Education offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

33% scholarships

The scholarship award will be equal to 33% of tuition for all admitted City Year applicants per year towards any master’s degree program. The scholarship is renewable for two years.

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 may be considered for additional School of Education scholarships.

Eligible programs

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waivers
  • Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral for students admitted to the program who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies with the School of Education

Why City Year loves Syracuse University’s School of Education

Syracuse University’s School of Education is committed to the principle that diverse learning communities create the conditions that both enrich the educational experience and provide opportunities for all to realize their full potential. The School of Education pioneered the inclusion movement in the United States, making way for all learners to participate fully in mainstream classrooms and other inclusive learning environments.

To apply

Most graduate programs within the School of Education participate in rolling admissions and admit students on a space-available basis.

Visit the graduate admissions website for information about the various graduate programs and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

To identify your City Year affiliation, please request a service verification letter by emailing with “Syracuse SOE” 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 access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship, check the box on the application that states you will send a check in the mail for the application fee. Do NOT mail a check. Marking this box and uploading your City Year service verification letter will place you in a specific category that recognizes you as a recipient of the waived application fee.

To contact the admissions office

For more information about graduate study at the School of Education, please contact Speranza Migliore, assistant director of graduate admissions and recruitment, at (315) 443-2505 or

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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