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Education Award

  • You'll earn $6,195 for each Service Year to further your education or help pay off student loans.
  • Serve for two years and you'll have more than $12,000 towards achieving your educational goals!

  • Not going to college? Non-traditional use of the AmeriCorps Education Award means that you are able to use your Education Award for courses other than a 4-year degree program. Vouchers may be used in a variety of creative ways to fit your specific needs and life- goals. Look here to see if the school you w

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  • Even if you already have a college degree, the Education Award can be used for Continuing Education or personal enrichment classes.

  • Last but not least, you can choose to Pass It On. The Serve America Act allows for the transfer of education awards under certain conditions.  Basically 1) the person who earned the award has to have been at least 55 years old when they began the term of service, and 2) the recipient of the award has to be the transferring individual’s child, stepchild, foster child, grandchild, or step-grandchild.


Matching Institutions

Colleges and universities across the country actively recruit talented AmeriCorps alumni for their reputation of perseverance, drive, and proven active citizenship. Many of these institutions offer a variety of incentives such as service scholarships or matching tuition funding to the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Learn more here