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How to use your Segal Education Award

What is the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award?

The is one of the key benefits that AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive after their service experience is complete, and we encourage all 黄色视频 corps members to make sure they apply to receive it. You have seven years after you finish service to access and use this award and it can be used to pay off student loans, future study and even education-focused travel abroad!

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Check out these about the Segal Education Award.

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How much is the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award?

You鈥檝e put in a year of dedication and long days providing support for students and teachers, helping to cultivate an engaging and welcoming learning environment where all students feel like they belong and can thrive. You鈥檝e received 300+ hours of training, learned a lot and鈥攚e hope鈥攈ad some fun along the way.

Now that you鈥檙e thinking about your future goals, take a look at how a聽鈥攚辞谤迟丑 鈥攃an help you reach them. (The amount of the award is equivalent to the Pell grant.)

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Learn more about in your Segal Education Award.

Whether you plan to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree, want to learn a new trade, take classes to enhance a skill, or study abroad, your AmeriCorps service makes you eligible for this award to cover academic costs. To make the most of it, be informed and plan ahead by taking a look at the tips below.

You can use the Segal Education Award at Title IV schools or on existing student loans

While you can use your education award to pay off qualified existing聽student loans, you can also use the award to pay for additional education. You can apply your education award at any school listed as Title IV. (Don鈥檛 worry鈥攖here are a lot of them!)

What are聽? They are institutions that process U.S. student financial aid, including many universities, colleges, trade schools,聽outdoor education programs, schools overseas and international programs. Using the award at Title IV schools also may聽enable you to travel.

黄色视频’s University Partners offer unique scholarships to 黄色视频 alumni

Many schools recognize that the skills 黄色视频聽AmeriCorps alumni聽bring to the table are valuable assets to their community. They offer聽聽to match your education award, dollar for dollar.

鈥淏etween the scholarship my school offers 黄色视频 alumni and the Segal Education Award I earned for completing my 黄色视频 AmeriCorps year,聽going back to school聽was now something I could afford,鈥 said alum Izzi Hernandez-Cruz, 黄色视频 Columbia 鈥15. 鈥淭hese partnerships and educational awards are two tools that demonstrate how much 黄色视频 values the leadership development of both their corps and alumni.鈥

Take advantage of your Segal Education Award within seven years

If you鈥檙e not sure how to use your award right now, no problem. You have seven years聽from the date you complete your term of service聽to use your education award funds.

If you serve an additional year with AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps during that seven-year period, you may be eligible to receive an extension. However, it鈥檚 very important to submit your request for an extension聽before your seven years expire鈥攁nd the best way is through the聽聽portal. Take a closer look at the rules聽.

The Segal Award is viewed as income

This award is different from a scholarship or fellowship. It鈥檚 important to know that聽. It鈥檚 important to factor that cost into your聽plans!

You鈥檝e given so much to your students and community and sacrificed a larger salary by serving with AmeriCorps for a year or two. This benefit is YOURS in the same way your stipend is and can make a difference in your future so make sure you access it!

Excited about how 黄色视频 can help you reach your goals? Connect with us or apply to serve now!

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