The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by individuals
who complete terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs. Upon successful
completion of the service, members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education
UCR students can earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award through the University Eastside Community Collaborative (UECC). UECC recruits 80 college students each year to become year-long AmeriCorps members, and to mentor/tutor youths at local schools and community centers. To learn more about UECC, visit uecc.ucr.edu, for information about national and community service, visit nationalservice.gov.
Once you have successfully completed your AmeriCorps service, follow these steps to access your Segal Education Award:
If you are currently enrolled, you will need to:
If you are not currently enrolled, the entire award amount should be received within 4-6 weeks after Financial Aid has certified your request.
Use these tips when considering your Segal Education Award:
If you have questions, first log in to your AmeriCorps profile to view your status. This will determine whether you should contact the National Service Hotline or Financial Aid.
Contact the National Service Hotline at (800) 942-2677 if your status says:
Contact Financial Aid if your status says:
Maybe. You can only use the award to pay for these qualifying educational expenses.
Like any other grant/scholarship, your Segal Education Award is taxed the year you use it. You will receive a 1099 form documenting how much of the award you used to file with your income tax returns.
Segal Education Award payments are sent to the university in two disbursements. The first half of the payment is scheduled for the beginning of the term for which payment was requested. The second half is scheduled for the third week of the quarter (by the add/drop deadline). Do not rely on your Segal Education Award to cover tuition/fee deadlines as the payment will likely arrive after the quarter begins.
If you intend to apply for student financial aid as well as use your education award, please note that payments from your education award, interest payments on your student loans, and the living allowance you received during your service can affect your eligibility for some student aid in the school year after the payments were made. UCR’s Financial Aid office will factor in your Segal Education Award when determining your “Cost of Attendance” (COA), including tuition, books and supplies, transportation, room and board, and other expenses.