AmeriCorps is a national service program that allows people of all ages and backgrounds to earn money for college in return for a year of community service.
AmeriCorps members can work before, during, or after college and use the money either to pay education expenses or to repay federal student loans. Members meet community needs with services ranging from renovating houses and teaching English to policing neighborhoods and restoring salmon habitats.
To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
Full-time members contribute 1,700 hours of service within one year in return for:
Part-time members contribute 900 hours of service within one year in return for:
A member may serve up to four terms of service in AmeriCorps State and National regardless of the type of terms. However, a member may only receive the value of two full-time education awards.
Frequently asked questions on the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
For more information contact:
Washington State Commission for National and Community Service
Phone (message): 360-902-0656