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AmeriCorps Education Award

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Segal Education Award

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 Award. 

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.

Learn more about national and community service.

Once you have successfully completed your AmeriCorps service, follow these steps to access your Segal Education Award:

  1. Log in to your AmeriCorps profile at my.americorps.gov.
  2. Complete the “Exit Form.” You will receive a notification of award availability.
  3. Log back into your AmeriCorps profile at my.americorps.gov in to send the award to Financial Aid.

If you are currently enrolled, you will need to:

  1. Verify that your award request is for the correct quarter.
  2. Check your student account to verify that the payment has been received. The first half of the payment is received at the beginning of the quarter. The second half is received on the third week of the quarter.

If you are not currently enrolled, the entire award amount should be received within 4-6 weeks after Financial Aid has certified your request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact

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:

  • Accepted by Trust
  • Closed by Trust
  • Pending Trust Action
  • Opened by Trust Officer

Contact Financial Aid if your status says:

  • Accepted by Institution
  • Denied by Institution
  • Pending Institution Action
Quick Tips

Use these tips when considering your Segal Education Award:

  • Do not anticipate using your education for the quarter immediately following your term of service. Processing takes 4-6 weeks.
  • By law, education awards are made in two or more installments.
  • Your Segal Education Award is non-transferable (except if you are over the age of 55).

Federal School Code: 001316

 

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