AmeriCorps

Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $1,000 – $4,725

Description:

After successfully completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members who are enrolled in the National Service Trust are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay education costs at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. The award is $4,725 for a year of full-time service, and is prorated for part-time. You can access the award in full and part, and can take up to seven years after your term of service has ended to claim the award.

If you successfully complete a term of service in VISTA, you are eligible to receive either a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or an end-of-service stipend of $1,500. The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award option is subject to available education trust allocations to AmeriCorps*VISTA. You must select the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award option prior to the start of service.

For further details go to http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award.asp.

Qualifications:

You are eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award if you successfully complete your term of service in accordance with your member contract with one of the following approved AmeriCorps programs:

  • AmeriCorps*State and National
  • AmeriCorps*VISTA
  • AmeriCorps*NCCC

For further details go to http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award_details.asp.

Application:

Contact AmeriCorps for application information.
Phone: 800.942.2677
Email: questions@americorps.org
Website: www.americorps.org
Address: AmeriCorps,1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20525

Last Updated: 6/14/2010