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Babson College Partners with City Year to Offer Graduate Degree Scholarships

New "Give a Year" Partnership Open to City Year Corps Members, Alumni, and Staff

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business has partnered with City Year ─ a national, education-focused organization that unites young people for a year of service in high-need schools. The partnership will award 25% yearly tuition scholarships to select City Year corps members, alumni, and staff who enroll in one of Babson’s top-ranked full-time MBA programs, or the College’s new Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership program.

Each of the graduate programs is grounded in Babson’s unique application of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®  that inspires analytic thinking, creativity, and ethical business practices by turning ideas into action.

"Our partnership with City Year highlights the shared vision and values of both organizations to cultivate the power of knowledge and service in addressing social problems,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. "Babson is committed to creating economic and social value everywhere, and we’re excited to offer these scholarship opportunities to the City Year community."

"We are extremely proud to partner with Babson, a learning community world-renowned for social entrepreneurship," shared Sean McDevitt, Senior Director of Alumni & Career Services with City Year. "Babson and City Year are both committed to developing leaders who are ready to tackle complex societal challenges. As alumni of both institutions, these motivated leaders will be uniquely prepared, through their teamwork skills, business acumen, and passion, to influence positive change and continue to be a force for social good."

Learn more about the Babson/City Year Partnership and Scholarship Program »   

About City Year

City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools to provide full-time targeted intervention for students most at risk of dropping out. In 25 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates in London, England and Johannesburg, South Africa, teams of young AmeriCorps leaders support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs that keep kids in school and on track to graduate.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Barbara Spies Blair | 3/10/2014 12:00 AM