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City Year is proud to partner with Drexel University, a leading comprehensive research university, offering annual 25% tuition scholarships.

Drexel University offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarships

The scholarship award will be equal to 25% of tuition per graduate credit for all admitted City Year applicants who enroll in qualifying face-to-face graduate programs on a full-time or part-time basis. Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four 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.

City Year University Partnership: List of eligible programs at Drexel University


Additional benefits

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

Why City Year loves Drexel University

Drexel University is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential and technology-infused education. With more than 80 programs to choose from, Drexel provides graduate and professional degree students with a comprehensive education that includes research opportunities and access to state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories.

To apply

Please visit Drexel’s graduate admissions website to view application requirements and deadlines.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact the admissions office and state your affiliation with City Year and reference our partnership.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “Drexel University: 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. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to the admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (800) 237-3935 or email 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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