AmeriCorps Education Award Program

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Scholarship details

Deadline

Postmarked by April 1, 2019

Amount Awarded

$1,538 - $2,907

Number of Awards

Varies

Awarded By

California Conservation Corps

Selection Criteria

  • Available to California Conservation Corpsmembers who complete a full year of service and the CCC's core training program requirements


Application instructions

Application Instructions:

The CCC has partnered with AmeriCorps to offer corpsmembers several program opportunities, including the Corps Network’s Education Award Program, the Backcountry Trails Program, and the Watershed Stewards Program.

Corpsmembers who participate in CCC-AmeriCorps programs may be eligible to receive the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon completion of their service. Corpsmembers can earn up to $6,000 per year depending on the length of their service term. The award is valid for up to seven years.

To serve in an AmeriCorps program, corpsmembers must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident. Prior to enrolling, corpsmembers must provide citizenship documentation to program staff.

Corpsmembers who have completed the requirements can access their award at my.americorps.gov. Any questions on accessing the award may be directed to the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.

The California Conservation Corps welcomes young men and women from all backgrounds. Once enrolled, expectations are high. Corpsmembers emerge from the CCC with character, credentials and commitment.

Men and women joining the California Conservation Corps must be:
18-25 years of age
California resident
Not on parole or formal or supervised probation
Free of convictions for a serious drug or violent crime
Able to successfully pass fingerprint & background check, drug test, physical exam and training
Willing and able to work outdoors in all types of weather and conditions
Willing and able to respond to emergencies and be away from home or assigned center two weeks or longer
Willing and able to participate in the CCC education program

Veterans joining the California Conservation Corps must be:
18 – 29 years old
Honorable Discharged or General Discharged under Honorable Conditions
Able to pass a fingerprint & background check, drug test, physical exam, and training
Willing and able to:
Work outdoors in all types of weather and conditions
Be away from home while working on remote projects
Respond to emergencies up to 21 days at a time
Participate in CCC education and volunteer requirements 

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Contact information

Organization

California Conservation Corps

Phone

(800) 942-2677