Five Scholarships to be Awarded to Incoming Students at
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts 

New York, January 25, 2007—The New School and City Year New York today announced the launch of a five-year pilot program to offer matching scholarships to students beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year. Up to five scholarships will be awarded to “City Year Scholars,” graduates of the City Year Program who are admitted into Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

Like The New School, City Year New York is committed to encouraging and providing young adults with opportunities to develop their leadership potential through volunteer initiatives.  Young leaders from across the city work for one year as part of the organization’s corps doing community service in the area. “Partnering with City Year New York benefits both organizations and most importantly the students themselves.” said Bob Kerrey, president of The New School. “These young, dedicated students deserve the opportunity to continue to grow as leaders. The City Year Scholars program at The New School provides them with the incentive and means to build on their practical experiences in an academic environment that encourages community involvement.”

A division of City Year and a member of Americorps, City Year New York was established in 2003 as a response to September 11 and the great need for volunteers in the New York City area. For more information visit Eugene Lang College is one of eight schools at The New School and offers students an undergraduate degree in the liberal arts.  Its unique interdisciplinary curriculum allows students to follow a path of study, rather than a traditional major, that makes broad and deep connections among the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.


Located in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, The New School is a center of academic excellence where intellectual and artistic freedoms thrive. The 8,700 matriculated students and more than 5,900 continuing education students who attend the university’s eight schools enjoy a disciplined education supported by small class sizes, superior resources, and renowned working faculty who practice what they teach. Artists, scholars, and students from all walks of life attend its diverse programs and can earn everything from program certificates to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. When The New School was founded in 1919, its mission was to create a place where global peace and justice were more than theoretical ideals. New School students participate in programs that to this day strive for academic excellence, technical mastery, and engaged world citizenship.

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