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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, nationally recognized for research, policy education, and bringing people together for thoughtful dialogue to address important societal challenges. To its core, the Carsey School is about making positive change and bringing about a more sustainable

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

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

All City Year graduates from the Carsey School’s master’s degree programs will be identified as City Year National Service Scholars.

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

The Carsey School offers a variety of eligible online and on-campus public service master’s degree programs in community development, international development, public administration, public policy, and more. Visit Carsey’s academic programs page to explore which program might be the best fit for you!

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

Carsey School graduate programs offer a special mix of academic rigor and applied learning, bringing together a passionate cohort of students with dedicated faculty at the top of their professions. Students gain critical skills in interdisciplinary problem-solving, insightful analysis, effective advocacy, compelling communications, and winning strategies that lead to impactful change and stronger communities. Carsey graduates are empowered to contribute to building a better, more sustainable future for their communities, state, country and planet.

To apply

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

City Year alums, staff, and currently serving City Year AmeriCorps members can 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.

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 alumni@cityyear.org 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, Carsey School Admissions Specialist, at sanjeev.sharma@unh.edu 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 the Carsey School’s graduate programs, please contact Robin Husslage, program manager, at robin.husslage@unh.edu.

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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