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City Year is proud to partner with Daemen University, a school that prepares students for life and leadership in an increasingly complex world, offering 35% tuition scholarships.

Daemen University offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

35% scholarships to eligible programs

All accepted City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff, from any City Year site, enrolling in eligible graduate programs (listed below) will receive the 35% tuition scholarship, which will lower their per credit hour tuition by 35%. These scholarships are renewable for the length of the graduate program that the student is enrolled in.

Eligible programs

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (online and on campus)
  • Business Administration (MBA) (hybrid)
  • Inclusive Childhood Education: Initial/Professional (online)
  • Inclusive Childhood Education: Professional (online)
  • Inclusive Childhood Education: Additional Certification (online)
  • Inclusive Secondary Education: Initial/Professional (online)
  • Inclusive Secondary Education: Professional (online)
  • Inclusive Secondary Education: Additional Certification (online)
  • Leadership and Innovation (on campus)
  • Nursing Education (online and on campus)
  • Nursing Executive Leadership (online)
  • Public Health (MPH) (on campus)
  • Social Work (MSW) (online and on campus)

We are also offering City Year alumni, members and staff a discounted rate on our certificate programs, Paralegal Studies, Accounting and Human Resources:

City Year Partner Rate – $400 per credit hour

  • Paralegal Studies Certificate – 21 credit hours (online)
  • Accounting Certificate – 30 credit hours (on campus)
  • Human Resource Management Certificate – 33 credit hours (on campus)

Additional benefits

  • No Application Fee
  • Ability to defer your program start up to one year or three semesters

Why City Year loves Daemen University

The mission of Daemen University is to prepare students for life and leadership in an increasingly complex world. We provide a learning experience centered on the individual student. Students work with faculty to realize dreams, to cultivate the intellectual and practical skills necessary for personal fulfillment and professional success, and to develop a sense of responsibility for the health and well-being of the local, national, and global societies in which they live.

Daemen University is a national College of Distinction – a prestigious recognition given to higher education institutions – as an acknowledgment of distinction in teaching, scholarship, and student success. More information about our awards and honors can be found here.

We believe that a partnership with City Year is a demonstration of our commitment to community service and welcome City Year alumni, members and staff to apply to Daemen to continue their education and impact in the communities they serve.

To apply

You can start your free, Daemen University admission application at

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please see for admissions requirements for each program.

To identify your City Year affiliation

To identify your City Year affiliation & receive the scholarship, please choose City Year in the drop down menu of the graduate application when asked, “Do you belong to one of the following organizations?” The scholarship will automatically be applied.

To identify your City Year affiliation and enroll in one of our certificate programs please email Lindsay Owen at or

To contact the admissions office

Please call (716) 839-8225, or email us at 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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