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Texas A&M University, Bush School

City Year is proud to partner with Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service, one of the leading public administration and international affairs graduate schools in the nation, offering tuition scholarships for their residential programs.

Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$5,000 scholarships

The annual tuition scholarship will be equal to at least $5,000 for all admitted City Year applicants for the residential Master of Public Service and Administration or Master of International Affairs degrees.

Out-of-state students will receive a non-resident tuition waiver that qualifies them for Texas resident rates, saving approximately $12,000 per year.

Scholarships are renewable at the same rate in their subsequent year of the program; so the minimum award is actually a $10,000 scholarship over two-years for Texas residents (and higher savings for non-residents due to the non-resident tuition waiver).

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 aid depending on the strength of their application.

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral can be granted to Master of Public Service Administration students.

Why City Year loves Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service

The Bush School seeks students who are driven by a higher calling into service and desire a challenging program and interactive opportunities. Students are typically involved in their communities and on their campuses, exemplifying leadership and service components that the school will enhance. With graduate master’s degrees in public service and administration and in international affairs, the Bush School prepares students for careers in nonprofits, educational agencies, all levels of government, international development organization or non-governmental organizations, think tanks, national security agencies, government contracting, private industry and related fields in public service.

To apply

Visit the admissions website for more information on application requirements, instructions and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please self-identify your City Year affiliation on your résumé and/or essay.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Texas A&M Bush School” 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 contact the Bush School at or call (979) 862-3476 to speak with staff about the current application process.

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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