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University of New Hampshire School of Public Policy

City Year is proud to partner with the University of New Hampshire's Carsey School of Public Policy, an institution combining the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery and civic commitment of a land-, sea- and space-grant research institution.

The University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$3,500-$7,000 scholarships

Up to three admitted City Year applicants per year will be eligible to receive a scholarship for qualifying master’s degree programs according to the designations below:

  • At least two years served as a City Year AmeriCorps member: $7,000 ($1,750/term for first four terms)
  • At least three years on staff: $7,000 ($1,750/term for first four terms)
  • One year served as a City Year AmeriCorps member and at least two years on staff: $7,000 ($1,750/term for first four terms)
  • One year served as a City Year AmeriCorps member: $3,500 ($875/term for first four terms)
  • At least two years on staff: $3,500 ($875/term for first four terms)

Scholarships will be provided in lieu of a Segal Education Award match.

All City Year graduates from the Carsey School’s public policy, public administration and community development programs will be identified as City Year National Service Scholars at a Carsey School hooding event.

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.

Eligible programs

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral for students who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies.

Why City Year loves the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy

The Carsey School of Public Policy’s graduate programs offer a special mix of academic rigor and real-life expertise to prepare students for a career with impact both in the United States and around the globe. Students graduate ready to succeed in careers in government and nonprofit organizations because they have gained the knowledge required for interdisciplinary problem-solving, insightful analysis, effective advocacy, strong leadership skills, compelling communications and winning strategies that lead to public policy change, effective public management and sustainable community development.

To apply

Visit the Carsey School’s admissions page for details about how to apply, application deadlines and other sources of financial aid.

Currently serving City Year AmeriCorps members should apply to the master’s program for a fall or spring semester start, after their City Year commitment has concluded, to ensure there is no conflict with the City Year site graduation date.

City Year alums and staff can apply for either a fall, spring or summer term start in any of the qualifying three programs.

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

A service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Carsey School at UNH: City Year Verification Letter Request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your AmeriCorps graduation month and year. Then, request that the letter be sent electronically by City Year to Sanjeev Sharma, program manager, at to have your application fee waived and be considered for one of the scholarships described above.

To contact the admissions office

For general questions about admissions or the public policy, public administration or community development programs, please contact Robin Husslage, program manager, at

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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