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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 affordable tuition/fee support for their flagship residential programs.

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

35-100% tuition scholarships

The Bush School in College Station provides merit scholarships and non-resident tuition waivers to ALL City Year applicants admitted full-time to the following programs:

These Bush School Scholarships are guaranteed at $5,000 per year but can reach higher depending on the strength of the applicant’s merit. Additionally, out-of-state students receive a non-resident tuition waiver that qualifies them for Texas resident rates, saving them approximately $12,700 per year.

Scholarships are renewable at the same rate in their second year of the program (with good academic standing) -OR- students can compete for graduate assistant positions, working for faculty or staff for 20 hours per week for a nicer stipend.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and staff employed for at least two years.

Additional benefits

  • Application fee paid by the Bush School
  • Enrollment deferral: A one-year deferral can be granted to Master of Public Service and Administration students who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies (consideration is on a case-by-case basis for the Master of International Affairs). Funding does not roll over; it’s reevaluated the following year.

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. Our graduate programs prepare students for careers that impact society, and we do that through a strong balance of academic and practitioner elements. Students complete an internship and a client-based capstone project and take part in job talks, speaker events, networking opportunities, and more. Additionally, our faculty are accessible and accomplished, bringing experience from their career and research sectors. They prepare students well for meaningful careers. The Bush School boasts a strong employment rate of over 90%, with alumni working as government officials, nonprofit managers, public affairs coordinators, policy analysts, audit fellows, education administrators, national security specialists, development directors, intelligence analysts, emergency management assistants, project developers, and more.

To apply

Visit the Bush School Admissions website for more information on application requirements and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Applicants should indicate their City Year affiliation in their résumé and essay and check the appropriate box on the online application.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To receive an application fee code, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing alumni@cityyear.orgwith “Texas A&M Bush School City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and dates of service. This letter will be emailed back to you for you to upload to your application.

No separate application is necessary to be considered for the scholarship. The award will be made at the time of admission.

To contact the admissions office

Please contact Kathryn or Ashlee at bushschooladmissions@tamu.edu 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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