AmeriCorps Education Award Scholarship
Corpsmembers who enroll in the Corps Network AmeriCorps Education Award Program can earn up to $5,550 for one year (2 half-time awards), and a total of up to $11,100 for two years of full-time service (4 half-time awards) in the CCC AmeriCorps Program. This money can only be used toward furthering education, training or repaying qualified student loans.
AmeriCorps scholarships can be used at traditional four-year colleges and universities, two-year colleges and technical schools, as well as in practical certificate programs ranging from beauty to bricklaying. Corpsmembers can use scholarships to pay for any items included in “cost of attendance” (as defined by the federal Department of Education). Each school’s financial aid office can provide details on the cost of attendance, which may include housing, transportation and other costs.