City Year and AmeriCorps Graduate Scholarships

City Year JacketWheelock College is proud to to be part of the City Year Alumni Partnerships and the Segal AmeriCorps Education programs, through which we offer scholarships to selected Wheelock graduate students who spend a year serving as AmeriCorps or City Year corps members. City Year and AmeriCorps unite young people of all backgrounds to serve as tutors, mentors, and role models for children across the U.S. This partnership brings idealistic and committed students with a high level of maturity, insight, and experience to Wheelock.


Up to five scholarships will be awarded annually to students enrolled in a Wheelock master's degree program. Applicants must be one of the following:

  • Current AmeriCorps or City Year corps members
  • Alumni who have successfully completed at least one year of service to City Year or AmeriCorps
  • City Year staff members employed for at least two years

Students must remain in good academic and social standing while attending Wheelock.

Scholarship Benefits

Scholarships will total 25 percent of annual tuition. Applicants may be considered for additional merit scholarships depending on the strength of their application. All applicants will have their graduate application fees waived.

How to Apply

Mark the City Year/AmeriCorps check-box on Wheelock's online graduate application. To see Wheelock's full application requirement list, please visit the Graduate Apply web page.


The deadline to apply is March 1 for summer admission and May 1 for fall admission.

Deferred Admission Option

Students admitted to a graduate program at Wheelock can defer their admission to serve at City Year or AmeriCorps for up to one year as long as they complete the appropriate deferment paperwork and submit their $100 deposit to hold their spot at Wheelock.

Learn More

For more information on Wheelock graduate programs and the application process, please visit the Graduate Apply web page.

To learn more about City Year, please visit

To learn more about AmeriCorps, please visit

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