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University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

City Year is proud to partner with the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work, a nationally recognized graduate social work program committed to achieving social, racial, economic and political justice, offering a minimum 25% annual tuition scholarships.

The University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarships

Each year, the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work offers up to two City Year applicants a minimum of 25% tuition scholarship for the full-time, face-to-face Master of Social Work program. The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years for up to 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.

The scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants can be considered for additional merit-based aid depending on the academic strength of their application.

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: If a City Year applicant is admitted to the Graduate College of Social Work, they also receive the possibility of a one-year deferral on admission.

Why City Year loves the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work

The University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work prepares diverse leaders in practice and research to address complex challenges through exceptional education, innovative research and meaningful community engagement. Its academic offerings include the Master of Social Work and Ph.D., dual degree programs, four specializations for master’s level students and wonderful international experiences, including field placement opportunities. Recently, students have traveled to England, mainland China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Scotland and Wales for coursework.

More than 4,000 individuals have received their Master of Social Work degree from the University of Houston. These alums continue to make significant differences in their clients’ lives and help formulate just social policies, while advocating and promoting justice for all people, no matter their stage in life. Students come from all walks of life, several states and numerous international countries and reflect the broad racial and ethnic diversity of Houston’s greater community.

To apply

Please visit the Master of Social Work’s admissions page to learn about the application process and deadlines.

To identify your City Year affiliation and apply for the scholarship

To identify your affiliation with City Year and be considered for the scholarship, please indicate your service or employment with City Year on the Master of Social Work application, under “supplemental questions.”

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To receive instructions for the application fee waiver, email gcswinfo@uh.edu before submitting your application. Please allow three to five business days to receive the instructions. Please note that the admissions office is unable to provide refunds for applications submitted without the fee waiver code.

To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing alumni@cityyear.org with “University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work” 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 back to the applicant, and the applicant should then upload the letter to their application.

To contact the admissions office

Please email gcswinfo@uh.edu or call (713) 743-8075 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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