SIT Graduate Institute Partnerships

Phone:
802.257.7751

Admissions:
800.336.1616 (toll free in US)
802.258.3510 (outside the US)

TTY:
802.258.3388

Fax:
802.258.3428

Mailing Address:
PO Box 676, 1 Kipling Road
Brattleboro, VT 05302 USA

Contact us by email.

SIT Graduate Institute offers the following partnerships with external organizations, most of which provide tuition benefits for participants:

Partnership Eligibility Benefit
Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program for returned Peace Corps volunteers

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed their Peace Corps service* and be accepted into one of SIT's on campus master's degree programs.**

Fellows must complete a practicum—a core component of every SIT master's program—in a high-need American community (as defined by SIT) for a minimum of six (6) months.

*To have satisfactorily completed Peace Corps service, a volunteer must have completed the full two-year tour of service or the full tour minus up to 90 days, if returned home on an emergency leave; have been granted an "Early Close of Service" or an "Interrupted Service" due to circumstances beyond the volunteer's control; or have been medically separated as a volunteer.


** The TESOL and Sustainable Development in Washington, DC programs follow a slightly different program sequence.

SIT students who are selected to be Paul D. Coverdell Fellows will receive a $5,000 tuition scholarship plus room and board at SIT's campus in Vermont during the first academic year (presently valued at $8,315) or equivalent scholarship ($13,315).
 
Peace Corps Master's International Program  Through Master's International, students pursuing graduate degree programs at SIT complete Peace Corps service for their SIT practicum.
To participate, applicants must submit applications simultaneously to the Peace Corps and SIT for one of the following SIT master's degree programs:

The Peace Corps and SIT will consider applications separately.
  • 50 percent scholarship of practicum phase tuition
  • Academic credit for Peace Corps service
  • Priority placement with the Peace Corps
National Peace Corps Association Applicants must have satisfactorily completed their Peace Corps service* and be accepted into one of SIT's on campus master's degree programs. Applicants should also be a member of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA).

*To have satisfactorily completed Peace Corps service, a volunteer must have completed the full two-year tour of service or the full tour minus up to 90 days, if returned home on an emergency leave; have been granted an "Early Close of Service" or an "Interrupted Service" due to circumstances beyond the volunteer's control; or have been medically separated as a volunteer.
$10,000 scholarship
AmeriCorps Alumni AmeriCorps alumni who have completed their service (10 to 12 months) and are accepted into one of SIT's master's degree programs are eligible for a competitively awarded $5,000 scholarship. The award is based on the type of work completed during service and the candidate's experience before and after working with AmeriCorps. $5,000 scholarship
AmeriCorps alumni who are accepted into one of SIT’s full-time master’s degree programs are also eligible for a tuition match of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, up to $5,500 during SIT’s first academic year. Matching award
AmeriCorps Current students can complete AmeriCorps service for their SIT practicum. AmeriCorps service fulfills SIT's practicum requirement; however, it must be related to the student’s coursework and career goals and be for a minimum of six months. AmeriCorps service as SIT practicum
City Year "Give a Year" Partnership SIT's City Year "Give a Year" scholarships will be awarded to City Year corps members and alumni with at least one year of service, and City Year staff members who have been employed for at least two years. Applicants must also be admitted to one of SIT's master's degree programs.
  • Annual 25% tuition scholarship
  • Application fee waiver
  • One-year enrollment deferral
OXFAM Partnership Current and past OXFAM CHANGE Leader or Group Leader volunteers who wish to pursue an SIT master's degree after the completion of one year of OXFAM service are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be accepted into one of SIT's master's degree programs.
$1,000 per year of service
Greenpeace Partnership Current and past Greenpeace volunteers who wish to pursue an SIT master's degree after the completion of three (3) months Greenpeace service are eligible to apply.

Applicants must be accepted into one of SIT's master's degree programs.
$1,000 per three months of service
The International Language Institute (ILI) of Massachusetts Partnership The International Language Institute (ILI) of Massachusetts partnership provides transfer credit for students at ILI who apply for admission to SIT Graduate Institute.

SIT will accept completion of level 8 of ILI's intensive English (ESOL) program as meeting SIT's English proficiency requirement, meaning those applicants will be exempt from taking the TOEFL exam for admission to the following SIT degree programs:

SIT will grant conditional acceptance to applicants who have not yet successfully completed level 8 of the ESOL at ILI who are otherwise admissible with the condition that the applicant must successfully complete level 8 before enrolling in one of the above degree programs.

Accreditation: SIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.  Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.  Individuals may also contact: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730-1433, 781-271-0022, cihe@neasc.org.